Jonas Lembcke Andersen
For the past years I have been working with applied R&D such as optimizing the growth and reproduction of insects in a semi-industrial setting. Both through, optimizing temperature and relative humidity as well as specialized diets and artificial selection. I have substantial laboratory experience and interests in physiology with ample experimental expertise in planning, problem solving, execution and data analysis. I have experience in setting up virtual models (CFD) of heat and air flow (or other gases) in regards to insect production and the flow behavior or requirements of such facilities and equipment. From my PhD period, I have a lot of experience in insect temperature tolerance and a wide range of physiological measurements in fruit flies. From my Masters project, I have experience in animal surgery and blood flow measurements using invasive measurements as well as non-invasive MRI.
- Since September 2018: Working as a specialist at Technological Institute in Aarhus, at the Section for Protein- and Insect-technology in Life Science.
- December 2016 – September 2018: Working as a consultant at Technological Institute in Aarhus, at the Section for Water and Environment in Life Science.
- January 2016 – February 2016: Scientific assistant internship at Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, developing new experimental set-ups and learning about OCT and two-photon microscopy.
- August 2015 – December 2015: Scientific assistant at Zoophysiology, Aarhus University, w/ Johannes Overgaard, collecting a heart rate in several mutants of Drosophila melanogaster.
- May-June 2015: Scientific assistant at Zoophysiology, Aarhus University, w/ Johannes Overgaard, setting up for- and collecting a specific cold tolerance trait for several mutants of Drosophila melanogaster.
- September 2011-November 2014: Teaching students of biology and molecular biology, theoretical- and laboratory exercises
- April 2011-January 2015: Volunteering in a committee, planning events for people in science and engineering (w/ IDA)
- 2011 – 2015: Teaching assistant for various visiting classes/transition programs
- June 2010: Field work, observing migrating birds using radar with the NERI Denmark
- October 2007-August 2009: IT support at the department of Molecular Biology at Aarhus University
ACADEMIC TRAINING AND DISSERTATIONS
- April 2015 (PhD dissertation): Chill susceptible insects: Physiological mechanisms and ecological correlates of cold tolerance
- May 2012-April 2015: PhD-student at Zoophysiology, Aarhus University
- November 2011 (Masters dissertation); Use of Non-invasive MRI to Study the Cardiovascular Responses to Digestion in Snakes
- July 2008-November 2011: Masters in biology at Aarhus University
- August 2005-July 2008: Bachelor in biology at Aarhus University
SELECTED R&D PROJECTS
- Small2Big (INBIOM); Optimizing across meal worm producers using small scale big-data analysis
- Innobooster (IFD); Development of insect rearing box with specific performance enhancing attributes (2017-2018)
- WP leader in inVALUABLE (IFD); Sustainable resource-efficient industry for animal protein production based on mealworms (2016-2019)
SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
- Knud Højgaards Foundation Travel grant; 10.000 DKK, attendance of APS Comparative physiology meeting 2014
- APS Travel grant; 300 USD for attendance of APS Comparative physiology meeting 2014
- Certificate of Excellence for oral presentation at ISEPEP5, Canada, 2013 (100 CAD prize).
- COB Travel grant; 435 GBP for attendance of ISEPEP5, Canada, 2013.
- The Irene Manton Poster Prize in animal section at SEB meeting, Valencia, 2013 (100 GBP prize).
- 1/3 PhD salary from Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Aarhus 2012.
- Project support grant from Knud Højgaards Foundation; 8000 DKK, for travel and laboratory expenses during project work in Australia (2009).
- Experimental research; planning, problem solving, execution and data analysis.
- Optimizing rearing conditions for mass produced insects; temperature, humidity, feed etc.
- Physiological measurements; quantifying cold tolerance, ion measurements in locusts, resting membrane potential, heart rate and Malpighian tubule flow rate in Drosophila.
- Imaging techniques; High understanding and practical experience with MRI, high understanding and modest hands on experience in OCT and two-photon microscopy.
- Microsurgery; Extracting and setting up intact Malpighian tubules of various Drosophila species for flow rate measurements. Measuring flight muscle resting membrane potential in Drosophila.
- IT; Video and image analysis for data collection, R and Graphpad Prism for statistical analysis and visual presentation, above average knowledge on Microsoft Office and Adobe CS and Acrobat Pro.
- HA MacMillan, JL Andersen, SA Davies, J Overgaard. The capacity to maintain ion and water homeostasis underlies interspecific variation in Drosophila cold tolerance. Scientific Reports Scientific Reports 5: 18607.
- JL Andersen, HA MacMillan, J Overgaard (2015). Muscle membrane potential and insect chill coma. The Journal of experimental biology, 218, 2492-2495.
- JL Andersen, HA MacMillan, J Overgaard (2015). Temperate Drosophila preserve cardiac function at low temperature. Journal of insect physiology 77, 26-32.
- HA MacMillan, JL Andersen, V Loeschcke, J Overgaard (2015). Sodium distribution predicts the chill tolerance of Drosophila melanogaster raised in different thermal conditions. American Physiological Society 308 (10), R823-R831.
- JL Andersen, T Manenti, JG Sørensen, HA MacMillan, V Loeschcke, J Overgaard (2015). How to assess Drosophila cold tolerance: chill coma temperature and lower lethal temperature are the best predictors of cold distribution limits. Functional Ecology 29 (1), 55-65.
- JL Andersen, A Findsen, J Overgaard (2013). Feeding impairs chill coma recovery in the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria). Journal of insect physiology 59 (10), 1041-1048.
- A Findsen, JL Andersen, S Calderon, J Overgaard (2013). Rapid cold hardening improves recovery of ion homeostasis and chill coma recovery in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria. The Journal of experimental biology 216 (9), 1630-1637
- J Overgaard, JL Andersen, A Findsen, PBM Pedersen, K Hansen, K Ozolina, T Wang (2012). Aerobic scope and cardiovascular oxygen transport is not compromised at high temperatures in the toad Rhinella marina. The Journal of Experimental Biology 215 (20), 3519-3526
- H Lauridsen, K Hansen, T Wang, P Agger, JL Andersen, PS Knudsen, AS Rasmussen, L Uhrenholt, M Pedersen (2011) Inside Out: Modern Imaging Techniques to Reveal Animal Anatomy. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017879
- AJ Baisner, JL Andersen, A Findsen, SWY Granath, KØ Madsen, M Desholm (2010), Minimizing Collision Risk Between Migrating Raptors and Marine Wind Farms: Development of a Spatial Planning Tool. Environmental Management46:801-808.
PEER REVIEW FOR JOURNALS
- Journal of Comparative Physiology B
- Journal of Entomology
- Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
PREVIOUS RESEARCH PROJECTS
- May 2012: The Role of Water and Ion Homeostasis in Insect Cold Tolerance, Department of Zoophysiology, Institute of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark.
- July 2010-November 2011; Master thesis: Use of Non-invasive MRI to Study the Cardiovascular Responses to Digestion in Snakes, Department of Zoophysiology, Institute of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark and MR Research Centre, Skejby University Hospital, Aarhus University, Denmark.
- August 2009; Collection of data for 4 month biological project on intertidal fiddler crabs with Dr. Robbie Wilson at Wilson-White Lab, University of Queensland, Australia.
- April 2009-June 2009; Data collection and publication preparation in collaboration with Mark Desholm, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity, National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Aarhus University, Aarhus.
- Nordic Workshop 2018, Roskilde, Denmark. Oral presentation, Insect production – challenges / perspectives.
- Insecta 2018, Giessen, Germany. Oral presentation. The effects of temperature on growth rate feed conversion efficiency and protein content of Yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor).
- Vitafoods 2018, Geneva. Oral presentation, Sustainable food production: New ingredients based on insects.
- ISESPEP6 Meeting, Aarhus, Denmark (2015); Oral presentation, Muscle membrane potential and insect chill coma.
- APS Comparative physiology meeting San Diego, USA, 2014: Presentation of poster; The potential to resist chill coma: How temperature affects flight muscle resting membrane potential and heart rate in drosophilids.
- ISEPEP5 Meeting, London, Ontario, Canada (2013); Oral Presentation; Evaluation of different measures of Drosophila cold resistance (award).
- Annual SEB Meeting, Valencia (2013): Presentation of Poster; Many kinds of cold: Evaluation of different measures of insect cold resistance (award).
- Annual SEB Meeting, Salzburg (2012): Presentation of Poster; Impaired chill tolerance in digesting migratory locust (Locusta migratoria)
- Annual SEB Meeting, Glasgow (2011): Presentation of Poster; Go With the Flow; Using non-invasive MRI to quantify blood-flow to visceral organs in postprandial yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus)
- Annual SEB Meeting, Prague (2010): Presentation of Poster; Fighting in the field: Costs and consequences of bearing enlarged weapons in males of the yellow-clawed fiddler crab (Uca perplexa)