Peter Husen

Peter Husen
Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

Room: V12-603b-2
Tel: +45-6550-2532

Curriculum Vitae

Research: I work on multiscale studies of the cytochrome bc1 protein complex, which is responsible for transport of electric charge across a cellular membrane as part of both the photosynthetic and respiratory pathways. The bc1 complex is, however, also believed to be a source of superoxide production, which is toxic to cellls suspected to be related to aging and age-related diseases. I apply a combination of molecular dynamics simulations with quantum chemical calculations to model electron and proton transfer processes within the complex and investigate possible mechanisms for superoxide production.

Development: I also take part in development of the scandinaVIan KIt for nanoscale modelinG (VIKING), which is a software toolkit tailored for addressing biomedical research problems using multiscale computational modeling techniques.


Correction to "Spontaneous Binding of Molecular Oxygen at the Qo-Site of the bc1 Complex Could Stimulate Superoxide Formation", Peter Husen, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142, 11314-11314, (2020)
Introducing VIKING: A Novel Online Platform for Multiscale Modeling, Vasili Korol, Peter Husen, Emil Sjulstok, Claus Nielsen, Ida Friis, Anders Frederiksen, Adrian Bøgh Salo, Ilia A. Solov'yov, ACS Omega, 5, 1254-1260, (2020)
Molecular Oxygen Binding in the Mitochondrial Electron Transfer Flavoprotein, Peter Husen, Claus Nielsen, Carlos F. Martino, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 59, 4868-4879, (2019)
Charge transfer at the Qo-site of the cytochrome bc1 complex leads to superoxide production, Adrian Bøgh Salo, Peter Husen, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121, 1771-1782, (2017)
Mutations at the Qo site of the cytochrome bc1 complex strongly affect oxygen binding, Peter Husen, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121, 3308-3317, (2017)