Peter K. Busk graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen in 1993, after which he completed a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Centre d'Investigació i
Desenvolupament in Barcelona.
After attaining his PhD in 1997, he was Assistant Professor of Plant Biochemistry at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen. Two years later he started a research group on the cellular biology of the heart at Copenhagen University Hospital.
In 2004, he dedicated himself to applied science as a Virologist at Novo Nordisk and later as Senior Scientist at the biotech company Exiqon, where he developed new methods for the
investigation of RNA in the human body. Since 2009 he has been investigating the enzymes encoded by the genomes of different organisms. Currently, he is Senior Scientist at the Technical University of Denmark.
Peter Busk has published more than 60 dissertations, scientific papers, book chapters, patents and reports in many different areas of modern biology.