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Owens

Nationality
Ireland, Canada

Address
Institute of Molecular Meidcine
University of Southern Denmark
J.B. Winsloewsvej 25
DK-5000 Odense C
Tel.: +45 6550 3951
Fax: +45 6550 3950
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Academic qualifications
1974: B.Sc., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1977: M.Sc., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1981: PhD, University of Ottawa, Canada

Postdoctoral training
University College London 1981-1984 (NA Mitchison)
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne 1984-1987 (JFAP Miller).

Relevant Professional Positions and Employment
1987 Appointed to faculty, McGill University, Montreal
2001 - 2006 Professor, McGill University
2004 - Professor, Univ. of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, Denmark.
2006 - Adjunct Professor, McGill University
2010 - Head of Research, Neurobiology Dept, Inst of Molecular Medicine, SDU

Professional Activities
Grant Reviews (not including ad hoc external reviews, for multiple agencies)
2003 - 2007 Chairman, MS Society Canada, Biomedical Review Committee, Toronto
2003 and 2005 NIH NIAID Study Sections, Bethesda
2003 and 2006 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Study Sections, Ottawa
2007 Medical Advisory Committee, MS Society, Canada 2008-2013 Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences Committee, Wellcome Trust, London 2014 Progressive MS Alliance Basic Science Committee, London
Journal Reviews
Editorial Board for J Neuropathol Exp Neurol., Glia, Scand J Immunol
Ad hoc reviewer for over 15 immunology and neuroscience journals

Meeting / Network organization
2007-2011: Chairman, COST Action BM0603 Inflammation in Brain Disease NEURINFNET Organizing Committee 41st Scandinavian Soc. Immunol. Meeting Copenhagen April 2013 Program Committee Eur. Glia meeting Berlin July 2013 Local Organizing Committee ECTRIMS Oct 2013

Professional / Scientific Societies
President, Scandinavian Society for Immunology (2015 -); Secretary/Treasurer, International Society for Neuroimmunology 2001-2010; Chairman, Danish Immunology Society (to 2015).
Member: Assocn of American Immunologists, British Soc. Immunol, Canadian Soc. Immunol, Danish Immunol Soc, Int Soc. Neuroimmunol, Soc. for Neuroscience

Awards
2009 Roseliv Forskningsprisen; 2013 Savværksejer Jeppe Juhl og hustru Ovita Juhls Mindelegat (Multiple Sclerosis) (for MS research)

Research Funding
Danish Council for Independent Research, Scleroseforeningen, Lundbeckfonden, Novo- Nordiskfonden, Carlsbergfondet, others.

Research Trainees Supervised
8 PhD students graduated at McGill University, 6 from SDU.
Current (SDU) 4 PhD students, 3 MSc student.
7 post-docs trained at McGill + 5 at SDU. Current: SDU, 1 post-doc.

Publications
161 total, 109 peer-reviewed.

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