Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor
University of Southern Denmark

My complete CV can be found here: CV Amelia Elena Rotaru 2018-June-12

Employment

2015 – current: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

2017: Guest Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

2013 – 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

2010 – 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

2009 – 2010: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.

Education

Jun 2009: Ph.D. Marine microbiology, International Max Planck Research School, Bremen, Germany.

Apr 2005: M.Sc. Marine microbiology, International Max Planck Research School, Bremen, Germany.

Awards, honors, and grants
  • Research prize Fyens Stiftidsende (2016) – offered to outstanding Fyn-based researchers in natural science and in social science
  • Sapere Aude Leadership award (PI), Danish National Science Foundation (2015)
  • Novo Nordisk Fellowship (PI) in biotechnology-based synthesis & production, Novo Nordisk Foundation (2015)
  • Innovations Fond grant (co-I, work-package leader), Innovations Fond Denmark (2015)
  • FNU Fellowship (PI), Danish National Science Foundation (2013)
  • Dale T. Mortensen Fellowship (PI, declined), Aarhus Institute for Advanced Science (2013)
  • Teaching award, International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology (2006)
  • 1st prize poster award (co-author), International Society for Microbial Ecology (2006)
  • MARMIC graduate scholarship, International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology (2003)
  • Undergraduate scholarship (3rd best entrance exam grade of ca. 1000 applicants), University of Bucharest (1998)
University Teaching Experience

University of Southern Denmark (2015- ongoing): Supervision: 2 postdocs, 2 PhD students, 1 technician and 1 MSc student; Lecturer: 3 courses; Teaching assistant: Pharmaceutical Toxicology/BB523 (2014)

University of Massachusetts Amherst (2010-2013, 2017) Research mentor and instructor: 2 PhD student (visiting), 3 BSc students, 1 honors BEng student

Aarhus University (2009-2010) Research mentor and instructor: 1 PhD student (visiting)

International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology (2006-2008) Research mentor and instructor: 2 MSc students, 1 BSc student; Tutoring, Thermodynamics (2007);  Teaching Assistant, Biology of Prokaryotes (2005-2007); Guest lecturer, Biology of Prokaryotes (2005-2007);