I received my MSc in Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen in 2009. During my Master thesis I got experience with NMR structure elucidation and classical phytochemical methods and my work lead to the publication of two manuscript.
In 2010 I obtained a PhD position in nutritional metabolomics at the University of Copenhagen under the supervision of Lars Ove Dragsted for a project investigating the effects of different whey proteins on the human metabolome.
During my PhD I gained broad hands-on experience with with many aspects of the metabolomics pipeline including sample preparation, LC-MS analysis, data processing, statistical analysis and compound identification. I got especially interested in data processing and analysis and was lucky enough to spend 4 months in the group of Steffen Neumann where I developed a semi-automatic identification pipeline which was chosen for an oral presentation at the metabolomics conference in Glasgow (2013).
By doing this project I got interested in the use of retention time for the automatic annotation of metabolomics data and I applied for, and received, a PostDoc grant to pursue this idea.
During my PostDoc I created a public platform (predret.org) that enables retention times to be transferable between different laboratories. I received a travel grant from the Metabolomics Society to present this work at the metabolomics conference in San Francisco (2015).
I work at the Edmund Mach Foundation in Northern Italy where, in addition to my own project, I am involved in a number of other metabolomics projects ranging from human trials to agricultural studies. In these studies I am usually responsible for the data processing and analysis and occasionally assist the compound identification.
As part of the Metabolomics Society's Early Career Member Network (EMN), I am especially looking forward to increasing the EMN's role in making teaching material available to new (and old but curious) members of the community.