Just Jensen


Profile photoJust Jensen
Professor, MSO

Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik
Center for Kvantitativ Genetik og Genomforskning
Blichers Allé 20
8830, Tjele
E-mail: just.jensen@agrsci.dk
Telefon: 87157546
Fax: 87154994
Mobil: 40821680

Academic training and degrees

2004Research Management. Copenhagen Business School
1990Ph.D. in Animal Science, Michigan State University, USA
-Long list of shorter stays and courses

Current affiliation

Professor MSO, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

Positions held

2011 -Professor, MSO, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
2007-2011Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Aarhus University
2005-2007Managing Director, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS)
2005Department Head, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, DIAS
2002-2005Department Head, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, DIAS
2000-2001Sabbatical, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, and University of Guelph, Ontario
1995-2002Head of Research Unit, Animal Breeding and Experimental Genetics, Dept. Animal Breeding and Genetics, DIAS
1994-1995Head of Research Unit, Dairy Cattle Breeding and Genetics, Dept. of Research in Cattle and Sheep, DIAS
1976-1994Assistant, Ph.D.-candidate, Senior Researcher

Research competences

Quantitative genetics and genomics related to agricultural plants and animals. Research is centred on development and application of novel methods for the estimation of genetic parameters for complex traits of commercial interest.

Research area

Projects have usually been conducted in close collaboration with relevant commercial partners related to genetic improvement of plant and animal populations used in food production.


List of publications comprises more than 225 titles. Total number of citations: [2349], H-index [27] (Google Scholar).

Relevant publications:

Jensen, J., G. Su, and P. Madsen. 2012. Partioning additive genetic variance into genomic and remaining polygenic components for complex traits in dairy cattle. BMC Genetics 2012, 13:44.

Su, G, Madsen, P, Lund, MS, Sorensen, D, Korsgaard, IR & Jensen, J 2006, Bayesian analysis of the linear reaction norm model with unknown covariate, J. Anim. Sci., vol. 84, s. 1651-1657.

Labouriau, R & Jensen, J 2004, Locating and estimating the effects of a QTL by using mixtures of exponential dispersion models, I Proc. 9th Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection Workshop, s. 39.

Jensen, J, Mäntysaari, EA, Madsen, P & Thompson, R 1997, Residual Maximum Likelihood Estimation of (Co)Variance Components in Multivariate Mixed Linear Models using Average Information, Jour. Ind. Soc. Ag. Statistics, vol. 49, s. 215-236.

Supervision and Teaching

Completed: [18] MSc or Ph.D. and [7] post-docs. Currently (co)supervising: [4] Ph.D.-students.