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Name: Harry Brumer
Date of birth: 21 May 1971
Citizenship: U.S.

Academic degrees

2011 Appointment as Professor with tenure
The Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2011 Promotion to Professor in Carbohydrate Biochemistry
KTH Biotechnology, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Docent (Associate Professor) in Wood Biotechnology
KTH Biotechnology, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanistic Enzymology
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
(UMIST) Manchester, UK
1995 Degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in Organic Chemistry
University of Illinois, Chicago IL, USA
1993 Degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, USA

Academic positions

Sept. 2011- Professor
The Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Jan. 2011- Professor in Carbohydrate Biochemistry (20% appointment from Sept. 2011)
KTH Biotechnology, Stockholm, Sweden
2006-2011 Special Research Fellow of the Swedish Research Council (VR Rådsforskare)
KTH Biotechnology, Stockholm, Sweden
1999-2004 Assistant professor (Forskarassistent), Wood Biotechnology
KTH Biotechnology, Stockholm, Sweden
1998-1999 Post-doctoral position with Prof. S.G. Withers
Dept. of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada.
1995-1998 Ph.D. student position with Prof. M.L. Sinnott
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology UMIST
Manchester, UK
1993-1995 Master of Science thesis work in Organic Chemistry with Prof. R.M. Moriarty
University of Illinois at Chicago IL, USA
1989-1993 Studies in Biochemistry for Bachelor of Science
Michigan State University, E. Lansing MI, USA
-1989 Elementary and secondary education
Elk Rapids Schools, Michigan, USA

Awards and other professional merits

2006-2008 Special Research position (Rådsforskare)
granted by the Swedish Research Council
KTH Biotechnology, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Invited lecturer, Gordon Research Conference on Plant Cell Walls
University of New England, 30 July-4 August 2006
2005 Invited lecturer, Gordon Research Conference on the Chemistry of Polysaccharides
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 5-10 June 2005
2005- Member, Woodheads AB
2004- Member, Editorial Advisory Panel, The Biochemical Journal
2004 "Outstanding" project rating (Project with Prof. T.T.Teeri)
International Evaluation of Chemical Engineering in Sweden
Vetenskapsrådets Rapportserie, March 2004, pp. 66-68.
2004 Plenary lecturer, Plant Polysaccharide Workshop
University of York, U.K., 21-23, July 2004
2003 Co-founder of SweTree Fiberzyme
daughter company of SweTree Technologies, dedicated to
enzymatic cellulose modification
2002 Winner of the 2002 Swedish Innovation Cup (Eastern region)
with Prof. T.T. Teeri for the development of a novel method for cellulose modification
1999 National Science Foundation-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship
(declined; accepted Forskarassistant position at KTH)
1996-1998 Overseas Research Studentship Award
Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities
of the United Kingdom