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Knud Jørgen Jensen

Knud Jørgen Jensen




The University of Copenhagen, Ph.D.,   1992    (With Dr. Morten Meldal,

         Major:  Organic Chemistry            Carlsberg Laboratory)

The University of Copenhagen, M.Sc.,   1990

         Major:  Organic Chemistry 

The University of Copenhagen, M.A.,   1987

         Major:  Philosophy 


Scientific Employment:


University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Denmark

         Professor, August 2007 – present; since 2012: Department of Chemistry

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences (Previously, KVL), Denmark

         Associate Professor, September 2001 – July 2007

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Organic Chemistry, Denmark

         Research Associate Professor (Forskningslektor), February 2000-August 2001

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Organic Chemistry, Denmark

         Assistant Professor (Adjunkt), February 1997-January 2000

University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1993-1996

         With professor George Barany


Research Interests:

Chemical biology; Biomacromolecular chemistry;

Nanobioscience; Synthetic bioorganic chemistry;

Peptide chemistry; Carbohydrate chemistry

Chemical protein synthesis; Solid-phase synthesis

Glycobiology; Medicinal chemistry



Professional Societies:

American Peptide Society, 1994-present

European peptide Society,  2003- present

Danish Chemical Society, 1990-present

Danish Chemical Society, Section for Organic Chemistry, member of board, 2005- 2008, 2011-present

Danish Chemical Society, Section for the History of Chemistry, member of board, 2006-2009


Leonidas Zervas Award of the European Peptide Society 2012

Torkil Holms Forskningspris 2004


Publications (summarized)

Articles in international, refereed journals: > 125;

other international proceedings: >25; Patents: 4.

RG- score: 41.8; H-index 27



Peptide Synthesis and Applications,K. J. Jensen, A. P. Tofteng, S. L. Pedersen (Eds), Springer Protocols, Humana Press, 2013.

Design of Peptides and Proteins, K. J. Jensen (Ed), Wiley, 2009.

Aspects of Philosophy of Chemistry, K. J. Jensen, A. Kildebæk Nielsen (Eds), The Danish Society for the History of Chemistry, 2008.


Administrative experience

Administration since 1997 of independent research group. 15 Ph.D. 15 postdocs, and >14 masters students have graduated from my research group so far.

Head of the Section for Chemical Biology and Nanobioscience, Department of Chemistry, 2012-present; Member of Department Management Board 2012- present.

Co-organizer of the 31st European Peptide Symposium, Copenhagen, September 2010 (880 participants).

Administration of several large grants, including from the Strategic Research Council (2008-11, Total budget 14 mill Kr). Chairman and member of a large number of committees at University of Copenhagen and other universities.


Editorial boards

Member of the editorial boards for ChemBioChem, Carbohydrate Research, ChemistrySelect, Journal of Peptide Science, International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics.



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