Knud Jørgen Jensen

Knud Jørgen Jensen



University of Copenhagen, Ph.D., Biooranic Chemistry, 1992

University of Copenhagen, M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, 1990

University of Copenhagen, M.A. Philosophy,                1987


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, February 2000-August 2001

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Organic Chemistry, Denmark

            Assistant Professor, February 1997-January 2000

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



  • · Leonidas Zervas Award of the European Peptide Society 2012
  • · Torkil Holms Forskningspris 2004

Publications (summarized)

  • Articles in international, refereed journals: 150;
  • Proceedings: >25; Patents and patent applications: 10
  • RG- score: >43; H-index >30


Member of Editorial Boards

ChemBioChem, ChemistrySelect, Journal of Peptide Science



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. >20 Ph.D. >15 postdocs, and >30 master students have graduated from my research group so far.
  • Head of the Section for Chemical Biology, 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; budget 5 mill DKK).
  • National representative in the European Peptide Society (2014-present)
  • National representative in the European Chemical Society, Organic Chemistry Division, 2017-present
  • Biomolecular Nanoscale Engineering Center (BioNEC), Vice center leader
  • Chairman and member of a large number of committees at University of Copenhagen and other universities.

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