Jesper Svejstrup

Jesper Svejstrup


Jesper received his PhD from Aarhus University in Denmark (1993), based on work on DNA topoisomerases. He was then a postdoc in Roger Kornberg's laboratory at Stanford University (1993-1996), before starting his lab at Clare Hall Laboratories (1996). He received tenure in 2000.

His lab became part of the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute in 2002 and is now part of the Francis Crick Institute.

In recognition of his laboratory's contributions to scientific progress, Jesper was elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 2003, to the Royal Society in 2009 and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2018.

Qualifications and history

Aarhus University, Denmark
Stanford University School of Medicine, USA.
Postdoctoral fellow
Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK (now Cancer Research UK)
Group leader
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Adjunct Professor
Francis Crick Institute
Group Leader
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Visiting Group leader the Francis Crick Institute, and Professor and Director of Research, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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