Thomas G. Jensen


Profile photoThomas G. Jensen
Head of Department, professor MD DMSc, MPG
Department of Biomedicine
Vennelyst Boulevard 4, 1267, 113
8000 Aarhus C
Cell phone: 2778 2805


Head of the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark (2011-).

Professor of Medical Genetics, Aarhus University (2007-). 

Professor and research leader at the Kennedy Institute, Glostrup (2003-6). 

Head of the Department of Human Genetics, Aarhus University (2001-3). 

Associate Professor at the Department of Human Genetics, Aarhus University (1997-2003).

Alfred Benzon Fellow at the Clinical Gene Therapy Branch, NIH, Bethesda, USA (1995-97).

Research fellow at the Department of Human Genetics, Aarhus University (1987-95).



High School, Herning Gymnasium, 1980.

Four weeks pre-graduate training at EMBL, Heidelberg, 1986.  

Medical Doctor from University of Aarhus, 1987. 

Postgraduate courses in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense, Heidelberg & Bethesda.

Master of Public Governance (MPG) from SDU/AU, 2016.



Gold medal, Aarhus University, 1987.

Outstanding Presentation Award, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, 1997.

DMSc from Aarhus University, 2004.

Evaluated qualified for full professorships in Molecular Genetics (2003), Molecular Pharmacology (2005) and Human Genetics (2006).

President of the Danish Society for Medical Genetics 2007-2010.

Member of the Nordic Bioethics Committee 2007-2011 (Chair 2010).

Member of The Danish Council of Ethics (Etisk Råd) (2003-2011).

Member of the European Pharmacopoeia Working group on Gene Therapy Products for the Danish Medicines Agency.

Has served as author for the “Great Danish Encyclopedia”.

Member of The National Committee on Health Research Ethics (2012-).

Member of the Ethical Advisory Board for GenomeDenmark (2013-2016).



Member of the advisory board of the PhD program for Cellular and Genetic Medicine, KU (2011- )

Faculty member of the Ph.D.-school for Genetic Medicine, KU (-2010).

Faculty member the PhD programme for Translational Medicine, AU.

Organizer of post-graduate courses in Gene transfer and gene therapy, Aarhus University, and A-courses for specialists in Medical Genetics.

Supervisor for 16 Ph.D. students and several graduate students.

Evaluation of 27 Ph.D. dissertations.



Board member, Folkeuniversitetet i Aarhus (The Danish University Extension in Aarhus) (2013-2016).

Member of the programme board, The Danish University Extension in Aarhus (2016-)

Member of the Ethical Committee, The National Genome Center (2017-)

Board member Genome Data Center Aarhus University /Central Denmark Region (2017-)

Board member, The Kennedy Center (2009-2012)

Danish project leader for two EU projects.

Deputy Head, Department of Human Genetics (2009-2011).

Reviewer for research councils in: Switzerland, the Netherlands, Faroe Islands, Israel, Finland, Flandern, Austria and Great Britain (MRC).

Evaluation of 13 professor positions and 11 associate professor positions.

Member of the Academic Council, Faculty of Health Sciences, AU (2008-2011).

Co-founder of the biotech company Stemarro Aps.

Reviewer for 20 different scientific journals.



Published 95 scientific articles. Two patent applications filed in Denmark and in USA.