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.


A method for analysis of lipid vesicle domain structure from confocal image data, Peter Husen, Matthias Fidorra, Steffen Härtel, Luis A. Bagatolli, John H. Ipsen, European Biophysics Journal, 41, 161-175, (2012)
Morphometric Image Analysis of Giant Vesicles: A New Tool for Quantitative Thermodynamics Studies of Phase Separation in Lipid Membranes, Peter Husen, Laura R. Arriaga, Francisco Monroy, John H. Ipsen, Luis A. Bagatolli, Biophysical Journal, 103, 2304 - 2310, (2012)
Lipid Informatics: From a Mass Spectrum to Interactomics, Christer S. Ejsing, Peter Husen, Kirill Tarasov, in: Lipidomics, 147--174, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, (2012)