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Jørgen Kjems


Curriculum Vitae for Jørgen Kjems

Work address: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics,
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center iNANO University of Aarhus
Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/jk@mb.au.dk,
E-mail jk@mb.au.dk, Phone: +4589422686

Academic Degrees:
1986 MSc (Cand.scient., Chemistry and Physics), University of Aarhus.
1989 PhD (Lic.scient., Chemistry), University of Aarhus.

2017- Director of CellPat, Danish National Research Council Centre of Excellence
2013-2018 Director of iNANO
2012-2014 Chair of iNANO PhD School
2010- Founder of Nanoference and chair of advisory committee
2010-2016 Director of Lundbeck Nanomedicine Centre “LUNA”
2009- Danish delegate at EMBC and EMBL council
2009-2012 Deputy Chair of iNANO
2007-2012 Member of Danish Research Council (FNU)
2003 - Full professor in Molecular Biology and Nanoscience (same place)
1994 - 2003 Associate professor at Department for Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
1992 - 1994 Post doctoral position at Department for Molecular Biology, Aarhus University.
1990 - 1992 Post doctoral fellow at MIT, Massachusetts, USA. (P.A. Sharp lab)
1989 - 1990 Post doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Leadership of major network:
Director of Danish National Research foundation Centre of Excellence: Cellular Signal Patterns (CellPat) (2017-2023)
Director of iNANO (2013-2018) – a interdisciplinary nanoscience center with 48 VIPs, 90 postdocs 120 PhD students.
Director of Lundbeck Nanomedicine center: Individualized management of tissue damage and regeneration (2010-16)

1996 AIDS prize from The Danish AIDS foundation, 2007 Danish Academy of Natural Sciences’s Industrial prize, 2009 Dansk Magisterforenings Forsker og Formidlingspris, 2009 Best science in Denmark 2009 (Ingeniøren – for DNA nanobox), 2009 Best science in 2009 (Politiken–DNA nanobox), 2012 Order of the Dannebrog, 2018 Novo Nordisk Prize

International relations – current EU networks:
H2020 MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS Innovative Training Networks (ITN): circRNA biology Training Network: from biogenesis to biomarker (circRTrain) 2016-2021
H2020 JPND network (RNA NEURO) 2018-2021
EU H2020. General-purpose virus-neutralizing engulfing shells with modular target-specificity (VIROFIGHT) 2020-2023
EU H2020. A Personalised Living Cell Synthetic Computing Circuit for Sensing and Treating Neurodegenerative Disorders (PRIME) 2021-2024

Research competencies: RNA and DNA nanotechnology, non-coding RNA, RNA delivery systems and therapeutic applications, bioimaging, NGS sequencing and bioinformatics, gene expression regulation, aptamers, biomarkers, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering, extracellular vesicles.

60 PhDs, 25 M.Sc. (all successfully defended)

Publications: 400+ international publications and patents, ca 37.000 citations, H-index 90
Highly cited scientist in 2021 (among the top 1% most cited in the field and year in the Web of Science™)
See https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KpSVG0sAAAAJ&hl=da for full listing
Author of 20 patents (issued and filed).