Niels Høiby

Niels Høiby

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    Curriculum vitae for Niels Høiby, M.D., Dr. Med. Sci.

    NAME:                                                                          Niels Høiby

    RANK:                                                Past chairman (1980-2012) now head of Department of Clinical Microbiology, Professor of Medical Microbiology.

    DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:           August 12, 1941, Copenhagen

    CITIZENSHIP:                                                              Danish, ORCID ID 0000-0002-1347-725X

    HOME ADDRESS:                                                       Skovbakken 50, 3520 Farum                  

    HOME PHONE:                                                            +45-44993532

                                                                                                                 Mobil Phone:                     +45-40463532

    BUSINESS ADDRESS:                          Department of Clinical Microbiology    

                                                                                                                 Rigshospitalet, afsnit 9301

                                                                                                                 Juliane Maries Vej 22

                                                                                                                 DK-2100 Copenhagen ؠ                       

    BUSINESS PHONE:                                                     +45-35457788

                                                                                                                 Fax:               +45-35456412


    MARITAL STATUS:                         Married (Birgit Juel Høiby), 3 children (Cathrine, Jacob, Anders), 6 grand-children


    MILITARY SERVICE:                           Danish AIR FORCE, Medical Service 1971-72, spent 6 months in Greenland as medical doctor for the airforce crew and the Greenlandic population  in Narsarsuaq March – August 1972.


    POLITICS:                                                                    Member of the Danish Parlament (Folketinget), representing the party Liberal Alliance,  2011. Member of the Council of Region Hovedstaden for Liberal Alliance (the Capital Region of Denmark),  2014-17, reelected (5748 personal votes) 2018-21.



                                                                                                                                                                                  DATES         DEGREES

    University of Copenhagen                                                                                        1960 - 1968  M.D.

    Scholarship (1 year reseaerch), Statens Seruminstitut, Dept.

    Clinical Microbiology, Blegdamshospitalet                                                             1966

    ECFMG, Copenhagen                                                                                                                     1968

    Thesis, University of Copenhagen                                                                            1977                      Dr. Med. Sci.

    Autorisation as a specialist in Clinical Microbiology                         1979




    Resident, Medical Dept., County Hospital, Nykøbing F                                                                                                                                 01.08.68 - 31.07.1969

    Resident, Surgical/Gynaecological/Obstetrical Dept., County Hospital, Nykøbing F                                                              08.08.69 - 28.02.1970

    Resident, Medical Dept. C, County Hospital, Gentofte                                                                                                                                  01.03.70 - 31.08.1970

    Resident, Statens Seruminstitut, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Blegdamshospitalet                                                            01.09.70 - 31.10.1972

    Research Fellowship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   01.11.72 - 30.04.1975

    Resident, Statens Seruminstitut, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Hvidovre Hospital                                                              01.05.75 - 31.12.1976

    Resident, Statens Seruminstitut                                                                                                                                                                                             01.01.77 - 31.12.1978

    Resident, Statens Seruminstitut, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet                                               01.01.79 - 31.03.1979                                                                                                                                                                                      & 01.12.79 - 29.02.1980

    Resident, Rigshospitalet, Dept. of Infectious Diseases                                                                                                              01.04.79 - 30.09.1979

    Temporary Head of Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet                                                                                        01.10.79 - 30.11.1979

    Senior Resident, Statens Seruminstitut, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet                                    01.03.80 - 22.06.1980

    Temporary Head of the same Department                                                                                                                                                                             23.06.80 - 31.03.1981

    Chairman of the same Department                                                                                                                                                                                        01.04.81 – 31-8-2012

    Head of the same department                                                                                                                                                                                                                     01.09.2012 where I choose to step down as chaiman and continue as senior resident to present

    Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Copenhagen                                                                              01.09.83 - 31.08.1988

    Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Copenhagen                                                                                               01.09.1988 to present




    Scholarship, University of Copenhagen,                                                                                        1966

    Stipendium, University of Copenhagen, higest examination marks.                       1968,

    Research Fellowship, The Thorvald Madsen Research Foundation,                       1972 - 1975

    The Family Hede Nielsen Foundation, Research Award,                                                              1976

    The Essex Award for Danish Clinical Microbiologists,                                                                                      1978

    Visiting professor, University of Hannover Medical School                                                         1989

    Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology                                                                      1992

    The German President’s wife, Mrs. Christiane Herzog’s

                          “Cystic Fibrosis Aid”- research grant                                                                       1995

    The Fourth Joseph Levy Memorial Lecture, 22nd European Cystic

    Fibrosis Congr., Berlin, Germany                                                                                                                        1998

    Professor honoris causa, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China                 1998

    Ridder af Dannebrogordenen                   (Knight of the Dannebrog Order)                                  1999

    The Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (USA)                                                                                                                       2005

    American Society of Microbiology & American Academy of Microbiology’s

    GlaxoSmithKline International Member of the Year Award                                                         2006

    The William Nielsen Foundation Award                                                                                                             2006

    Visiting professor,  Chinese PLA Postsgraduate Medical School & Chinese

        PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China                                                                                       2011

    Professor honoris causa, West China School of Stomatology,

       Sichuan University, Chengdu, China                                                                                          2011

    Ridder af 1. Grad af Dannebrogordenen (Knight, 1st order, of the Dannebrog Order) 2012

    Honorary editor of the 1st Chinese book about biofilms:

    ’Microbial Biofilm and Infection’,   Sichuan University, Chengdu, China             2012

    European Cystic Fibrosis Society Award                                                                                                             2012

    Member of The European Academy of Microbiology (EAM)(FEMS)                                         2013

    Honorary editor of the Chinese book: ’Oral Microecology’,

    Sichuan University, Chengdu, China                                                                     2014

    ESCMID mentor (European Society of Clinical Microbiology

                          and Infectious Diseases)                                                                                                                 2015

    ESCMID Fellow (European Society of Clinical Microbiology

                          and Infectious Diseases)                                                                                                                 2017

    Honorary editor of the Chinese book: ’Oral Microecology’,

    Sichuan University, Chengdu, China                                                                                                       2014


    Visiting professor 2018-2021, Peoples University Hospital, Youjiang  

    Medical University for Nationalities, Baise, Guangxi, China 2018


    Tribute  from the Brazilian Group  of Studies on Cystic Fibrosis which

    confer a certificate of merit and gratitude to professor Niels Høiby in

    recognition of the relevant services,  provided to scientific research and

    knowledge on cystic fibrosis, training of professional and the attention

    and dedication throughout  his professional life he has provided to

    patients with cystic fibrosis. VII Congresso Brasileiro Multidisciplinar

    de Fibrose Cistica. Campinas, Brazil, May 1-4, 2019                                              2019


    Member of European Research Council LS9 evaluation panel (Consolidating Grants) 2021-

    Professional responsible for medical microbiology, (Den Store Danske Encyklopædi)




    The National Danish Cystic Fibrosis Association,                                                                         1972 - 1973

    The Danish Medical Research Council,                                                                                         1973 - 1979

    Queen Louises Children Hospital’s Research Foundation,                                                            1979

    The National Danish Association for the Fight against Tuberculosis,                                           1979 - 1980

    Novo’s Foundation,                                                                                                                                                                    1979

    The Foundation of October 28, 1972,                                                                                                                  1980 - 1981

    The J. Lauritzen Foundation,                                                                                                                                                      1982 - 1995

    Lundbeck Foundation,                                                                                                                                                                1989


    The Danish Medical Research Council,                                                                                         1989 - 1993 (5-years)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1995 - 1997 (3-years)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1998 - 2000 (3 years       with M. Givskov)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1998 - 2001 (4 years)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2003-5 (3 years)

    International German-Danish PhD School for Pseudomonas Research:

    Joint chairmanship: Niels Høiby, Dpt. Clinical Microbiology, Copenhagen Medical School, and Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, professor Søren Molin, Biocentrum, Danish Technical University, professor Burkart Tümmler, Medical School Hannover University Hospital, Germany, and professor Ken Timmis, German Environmental Research Centrum, Braunswick, Germany (Funded by the German and Danish Research Councils 2000-09 1.4 mio. DM for first period 2000-2003). Large multi-disciplinary research collaborations (STF)(with Søren Molin and others), 2004-8 25 mio. DKK. Forskningsstyrelsen, Large multi-disciplinary research collaborations (Danish Research Agency) with Frank Aaerestup and others (12 mio DKR) KVL, DTU, DFVF, RH, IMMI) 2006-2009. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (USA)(1.2 mio DKR).EU grant (2008-9) with partners from UK, France and Italy (NPARI: New peptide antibiotics, 2.8 mio. €, my part appr. 1.5 mio. DKK). ABT foundation 2009-11 15 mio. DKK, EU Grant (IMPACTT, PsAer-IgY) 2011-2014: 6 mio € with others, own part of the grant 430,000 €. Univ. Copenhagen UC-CARE 2013-16 21 mio. DKK with others.


    And numerous other grants to me and my research fellows.




    Bibliometry (Google Scholar):

    H-I (Hirsch Index): (Febr. 12, 2024) 127

    Total citations: (Febr. 12, 2024) 65.898

    i10-indeks: (Febr. 12, 2024) 511



    2017 I was the 22. - and only Danish - most cited author in Microbiology in Europe 2007-2013 (Lab Times 2;April 27;  2017)

    2018 I was one of the of the 33 scientists from Univ. of Copenhagen which was on the list of the 6000 most cited researchers  2006-2016 in the world (Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science, Uniavisen 6-12-2018), same in 2022.

    2019 I was the 2rd top-rated expert in Biofilms worldwide (my young collaborator, Thomas Bjarnsholt was 1st rated, Expertscape; Biofilms) and my city (Copenhagen) and institutions (Copenhagen University Hospital/Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen) the 4 top-rated institutions in Biofilms based on 28,918 articles published since 2009.

    2020 I was the top-rated expert in Pseudomonas aeruginosa worldwide, Expertscape; and my city (Copenhagen)  and institutions (Copenhagen University Hospital/Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen) the 3-4 top-rated insitutions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa based on 16,591 articles published since 2010.

    2020 I was the 13th top-rated expert in Cystic Fibrosis worldwide, Expertscape; and my institution (Copenhagen University Hospital/Rigshospitalet) the 29 toprated institution in Cystic Fibrosis based on 12,152 articles published since 2010.



    09768853.5 – 2112  PCT/DK2009050141: Acetic acid and a buffer (Biofilm treatment), date: 23-6-2009 (DTU)

    11799621.5-1451 ’Process for the manufacture of Ajoene derivatives’(Garlic as quorum sensing inhibitor), date 07.12.2011 (DTU)

    Commercialisation of my research’s results: PSEUDOMONAS-CF-IgG Elisa kit, marketed by Statens Seruminstitute (SSI-DIAGNOSTICA, DENMARK).













    Professor, senior consultant, MD

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