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Sophie Beeren was born in Sydney, Australia in 1983 and completed her undergraduate education at the University of New South Wales. She moved to the United Kingdom in 2006 and obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge before moving Copenhagen in 2011 taking up a Post-Doctoral position at the Carlsberg Laboratory. In 2015 Sophie started at DTU, initially as a Research Fellow, then Assistant Professor and now Associate Professor. 


2006 - 2010 University of Cambridge, UK
PhD in Chemistry
Supervisor: Prof. Jeremy K. M. Sanders

2002 - 2005 University of New South Wales, Australia
BSc. Honours (1st Class) in Chemistry
Supervisor: Prof. Barbara A. Messerle


2019 Associate Professor
Technical University of Denmark

2017 -  2018 Assistant Professor
Technical University of Denmark

2015 - 2017 Researcher
Technical University of Denmark

2014 Scientist
The Carlsberg Laboratory, Denmark

2011 - 2013 Post Doctoral Research Associate
The Carlsberg Laboratory, Denmark
Advisor: Prof. Ole Hindsgaul

Awards and Grants

2019 Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowship

2019 Novo Nordisk Foundation Project Grant for Biotechnology-Based Synthesis and Production
2017  Villum Young Investigator Award
2016  L’Oreal UNESCO For Women in Science Prize
2014  Carlsberg Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship
2006  Gates Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK
2006  Benefactor’s Scholarship, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK 
2006  Overseas Research Scholarship, UK
2005  University Medal, University of New South Wales, Australia