7 October 2021

IN hires three new Assistant/Associate Professors

New hires

64 applications were received for the three available positions in relation to the Master’s program in Neuroscience. A unanimous hiring committee has now offered a position to Florence Kermen, Andreas Toft Sørensen and Ilary Allodi.

Ilary Allodi, Florence Kermen, Andreas Toft Sørensen
Ilary Allodi, Florence Kermen and Andreas Toft Sørensen

The position for Florence Kermen (5 years) is fully financed by the department and the departmental grant from the Lundbeck Foundation (obtained as support for our Master's program in Neuroscience). The positions for Andreas Toft Sørensen (4 years) and Ilary Allodi (5 years) are co-financed with additional external funding.​ 

Ilary A​​​llodi

Ilary Allodi has a master's degree in psychology from the University of Turin and a PhD degree from Autonomous University of Barcelona in the field of translational neuroscience. She has completed postdoc studies for five years at the Karolinska Institute, where she was affiliated with Prof. Eva Hedlund's research group. From 2017 she has been associated IN first as postdoc and from 2020 as externally funded assistant professor. Ilary's research is focused on of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The new Allodi Lab will be located at 24.4.​

Floren​​​ce Kermen

Florence Kermen has a master's degree in life sciences from Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), Lyon and a PhD degree (2012) from Lyon University / Center for Neuroscience Research. From 2012 to 2017, Florence has worked as a postdoc partly at Neuroelectronics Research Flanders, Leuven, Belgium and partly at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Trondheim, Norway. From 2018, Florence has been group leader at the Department of Biology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Her research focus is to investigate neural adaptations linked to chronic stress using Zebrafish as a model system. The new Kermen Lab will be located at 24.4. and 33-3.

Andreas Toft Sørensen

Andreas Toft Sørensen has a master's degree in human biology from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD degree from Lund University. This was followed by postdoc studies at Lund University from 2008 to 2011 and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology  from 2011 to 2015. Andreas has since then been affiliated with IN first as a postdoc and subsequently as assistant professor and associate professor. Andreas' research focuses on the use of genetic tools to uncover neuronal plasticity mechanisms and the possibility of using genetic tools as a basis for future gene therapy against CNS-related disorders with special focus on neuropathic pain. The new Toft Sørensen Lab will be located at 07-5.