Experts in Protein Analysis

Our aim is to provide you with the best protein analysis service. Therefore, you have access to a service-minded team of highly experienced and skilled scientists, hand-picked from leading universities and companies. Together, they cover most fields of protein chemistry, mass spectrometry an...

Our aim is to provide you with the best protein analysis service. Therefore, you have access to a service-minded team of highly experienced and skilled scientists, hand-picked from leading universities and companies. Together, they cover most fields of protein chemistry, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics. They also apply top-of-the-line equipment and are experts in interpretation of its data for biopharmaceutical protein characterization.

We always assign a Principal Investigator (PI) to supervise your project and ensure we reach your analysis objectives. The PI is thus your go-to person if you have any questions. Alphalyse strongly encourages innovative thinking and decision-making, and acknowledge the large impact our team has on our and your company success.

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Our Management Team

Thomas Kofoed, co-founder and CEO

Thomas Kofoed, co-founder and CEO

Thomas holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and a BSc in Business Administration. He has 15+ years of management experience in the biotech industry and has set up business relationships with hundreds of biopharmaceutical companies.  As CEO of Alphalyse, his main emphasis is putting together a diverse team of highly skilled employees creating an innovative environment focusing on quality and customer needs.

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Ejvind Mørtz, co-founder and COO

Ejvind Mørtz, co-founder and COO

Ejvind holds a PhD in Protein Chemistry & Molecular Biology. He has more than 20 years of experience in several biotech companies. His background counts the development of protein analysis methods in research & CMC development of protein biologics and business collaboration with CMOs/CROs. He is driving the development and improvement of analysis services for our customers. Ejvind has a Business Executive education from Harvard Business School.

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Jette Friis Thirup, Head of Business Development

Jette Friis Thirup, Head of Business Development

Jette holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration. She has more than 15 years of experience within international marketing strategy & execution. She has substantial experience growing international medico and biotech businesses and building online channels in the USA and Europe and has planned multiple worldwide product launches. Jette has also managed several large-scale digitalization implementations.

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Rikke Raaen Lund, Head of Impurity Analysis Dpt

Rikke Raaen Lund, Head of Impurity Analysis Dpt

Rikke has a PhD in Biomedicine. She has broad experience in bioanalytical methods and clinical proteomics after more than ten years of work in the field focusing on protein biomarker analysis, mass spectrometry, and handling large data sets. She is our expert in impurity analysis, i.e., host cell and residual protein analysis, of biopharmaceuticals and heads the development of improved impurity analyses using mass spectrometry, ELISA, and immuno-purification techniques.

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Anette Rasmussen, Head of Customer Service & Administration

Anette Rasmussen, Head of Customer Service & Administration

Anette has a BSc in Biomedicine. She has extensive protein chemistry and mass spectrometry knowledge, with a particular flair for customer service and laboratory organization. She is specialized in protein identification workflows, Edman sequencing, protein digestion, and laboratory robotics – gathered over more than ten years. She is your go-to person when it comes to customer support and questions related to sample submission.

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Stine Thyssen, Head of Analytical Characterization Dpt

Stine Thyssen, Head of Analytical Characterization Dpt

Stine has a PhD in Health Science. She has a background in biomedicine, redox biology, protein chemistry, and mass spectrometry. She is experienced in LC-MS/MS-based analysis of post-translation modifications, chemo-proteomics, protein, and peptide purification using various chromatographic methods, cell culturing, and large dataset analysis. Her primary focus is characterization projects and the development of novel mass spectrometry analyses.

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Our Team of Principal Investigators - Impurity Analysis

Freja Andersen, MSc in Biomedicine

Freja Andersen, MSc in Biomedicine

Freja’s specialties include immunological techniques, protein expression and purification,  vaccine development, and protein analysis methods such as ELISA, SDS-page, and HPLC. She has industrial experience with analysis and production to GMP standards, Quality Control Systems, method validation, and preparation of GMP documentation. At Alphalyse, Freja works as a principal investigator and specializes in setting up GMP-related workflows.

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Flemming Holm Bergholdt, Biomedical Laboratory Scientist

Flemming Holm Bergholdt, Biomedical Laboratory Scientist

Flemming has a broad technical background and 20 years of practical experience with clinical genetics and immunology, working with method development and research. He is specialized in different techniques such as HPLC, PCR, MLPA, Microarray, bacterial/cell-culturing, lentivirus production, cloning, and antibody sequencing. At Alphalyse, his main focus is on ELISA, Host Cell Protein, and HCP Coverage analysis projects.

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Janne Skaarup Crawford, BSc in Cell Biology & Biochemistry

Janne Skaarup Crawford, BSc in Cell Biology & Biochemistry

Janne has comprehensive experience in proteomics, biotechnology, and protein analytics by LC-MS. The experience has been gathered during her 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, providing analytical services. She has significant expertise in quantitative LC-MS methods for MRM quantification of specific proteins in bioprocess samples. She is deeply involved in the development of host cell and residual protein analyses by mass spectrometry.

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Anette Holck Draborg, PhD in Immunology

Anette Holck Draborg, PhD in Immunology

Anette is highly educated in the fields of immunology, virology, and autoimmunity. During her PhD she focused on systemic autoimmune diseases and method development of immunochemical assays. Her methodological expertise includes ELISA, flow cytometry, cell culture, and various blotting techniques. At Alphalyse, Anette is an expert in immunopurification and ELISA coverage assay projects.

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Sigurd Frederiksen, MSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sigurd Frederiksen, MSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sigurd has a vast background in mass spectrometry and proteomics methods on advanced mass spectrometers. He has acquired extensive knowledge on characterizing single proteins, focusing on MS/MS fragmentation analysis of peptides and posttranslational modifications. At Alphalyse, Sigurd makes sure we utilize the full potential of our instruments and methods.

Rie Bak Jäpelt, MSc Pharmacy, PhD Analytical Chemistry

Rie Bak Jäpelt, MSc Pharmacy, PhD Analytical Chemistry

Rie has worked with the development of quantitative mass spectrometry-based assays for more than ten years. Alphalyse is also using her immense experience with assay qualification and validation from implementing quality protocols and achieving accreditations. Rie has an interdisciplinary background in food science and genetics and expertise from academia, diagnostics, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Thanh Ha Nguyen, MSc in Biotechnology

Thanh Ha Nguyen, MSc in Biotechnology

Thanh has a university degree in biotechnology, protein chemistry, and mass spectrometry and fifteen years of experience in the analytical characterization of biopharmaceutical proteins and vaccines. Thanh’s primary expertise is detailed protein characterization for sequence verification using a combination of mass spectrometry, Edman sequencing, and amino acid analysis.

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Solveig Beck Nielsen, PhD in Molecular Biology

Solveig Beck Nielsen, PhD in Molecular Biology

Solveig obtained her PhD with a focus on biopharmaceutical science and molecular medicine. Her background is within the expression and purification of monoclonal antibodies and antibody characterization by immunochemistry methods. At Alphalyse, Solveig drives new analysis services for host cell protein analysis using ELISA and mass spectrometry.

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Sai Sindhu Thangaraj, PhD in Cardiovascular Inflammation

Sai Sindhu Thangaraj, PhD in Cardiovascular Inflammation

Sindhu has an industrial and academic background specializing in mAbs and recombinant proteins, immunology, and vaccinology. Her vast expertise includes protein expression & purification, antibody production & characterization, vaccine formulation & candidate screening, and handling of animal models. Sindhu also masters cell culturing, microsurgery, and the development of ELISAs and multiplex immunoassays.

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Our Team of Principal Investigators - Analytical Characterization

Humberto Jorge, PhD in Biochemistry

Humberto Jorge, PhD in Biochemistry

Humberto has experience with peptide quantification using the isobaric mass tag, phosphorylation enrichment, and chromatography methods like HILIC, SCX, SEC, and high pH reversed-phase fractionation. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry with a particular focus on method development for mass spectrometry-based proteomics. At Alphalyse, Humberto uses his 10+ years of protein analysis experience from the academic world and the industry to run advanced characterization projects.

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Line Koch, PhD in Health and Medical Sciences

Line Koch, PhD in Health and Medical Sciences

Line holds a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences, focusing on molecular interactions concerning neurodegenerative diseases. Her background in protein characterization encompasses various biophysical and structural techniques, e.g., bioassays and liquid chromatography. At Alphalyse Line uses here knowledge to develop and optimize protein and peptide characterization methods, with a particular focus on HPLC optimization.

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Li Peng Lundgren, PhD in Protein Chemistry

Li Peng Lundgren, PhD in Protein Chemistry

Li has over ten years of experience within chromatography and mass spectrometry, gained from contract service, academic research, and quality control positions. She is specialized in using protein conjugation and mass spectrometry techniques to characterize primary and higher-order protein structures and protein purity and stability by LC-MS and biophysics tools like nanoDSF and SEC-MALS.

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Martin Villadsen, MSc in Engineering within Medical Biotechnology

Martin Villadsen, MSc in Engineering within Medical Biotechnology

Martin has experience in biopharmaceutical protein expression and purification, using a variety of chromatographic methods. He is specialized in sample processing and analytical characterization of biopharmaceuticals. Martin’s particular focus is the automation of sample preparation workflows using laboratory robotics to increase throughput and obtain robust and reproducible sample analysis.

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Our Protein Analysis Advisors

Martin Rask Johansen, MSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Martin Rask Johansen, MSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Martin specializes in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and lipidomics and has practical experience with protein analysis, cell biology, immunology, and bioinformatics. At Alphalyse, his focus is on collaboration with new and existing biopharmaceutical clients, helping them settle on the proper analysis for their needs, and facilitate contact with our team of experts.

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Our Quality Assurance Manager

Esben Fisker, MSc in Chemistry

Esben Fisker, MSc in Chemistry

Esben is responsible for the continued development of the pharmaceutical quality system at Alphalyse. He has ten years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and brings a diverse skill set in quality assurance, quality control, qualification, validation, and statistical process control. Esben drives the process of obtaining a GMP Authorization for Quality Control of pharmaceutical products at Alphalyse.

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