Poul Henning Jensen

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

1989    M.D., University of Aarhus

1994    Completed medical internship, Aarhus University Hospital

1997    Doctor of Medical Science, University of Aarhus

 

Posts held:

1989-1991       Research fellow, Institute of Physiology, University of Aarhus

1991-1992       Research fellow, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus

1992-1994       Physician, Depts. of Nephrology and Orthopaedic surgery, Aarhus University hospital (Medical Internship)

1994-1997       Assistant professor, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus

1997-1998       Visiting scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany in Dr. Carlos Dotti’s neurobiology group.

1998-2004       Associate professor, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus,

2001-               Head, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus,

2004 -              Professor, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus

Publications: 70 original papers and 11 reviews published.

Research: 1994 established the Neurodegenerative Group on the Institute of Medical Biochemistry that focuses on Parkinson's disease and related diseases. The group has exploited the strong knowledge generated by clinical genetics and the humane genome project to focus on key molecular players in neurodegenerative processes, in particular the geneproducts a-synuclein and parkin and their up- and downstream pathogenic pathways. This has been done by the use of a broad range of complementary techniques and an extensive network of collaborators. The result has been publications that comprise data that range from the molecular level to the analysis of human brain tissue within single publications, and which has given us a leading role in Denmark within this area. The group are engaged in extensive collaborations, as documented in the list of publications, with numerous national and international groups of complementary scientific skills. Partner in the Nordic Center of Excellence in Neurodegeneration established for 5 years from 2005 by the joint committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils. The group currently comprise 1 professor, 1 assistant professor, 1 post doc, 3 ph.d. student, 1 graduate students, 2 technicians