9 February 2011

Dr Jesper Svejstrup associated as Honorary Professor

1 February 2011: We are very pleased to announce that Dr Jesper Svejstrup has been associated with the Faculty of Health Sciences as Honorary Professor. He will in this role provide advice regarding research efforts at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) and at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM). Dr Svejstrup heads the Mechanisms of Gene Transcription Laboratory at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, and is a leader within research areas of profound importance for both CPR and ICMM. 

Dr Svejstrup has an outstanding track-record of high impact publications and significant findings, primarily aimed at understanding how RNA polymerase II transcriptional elongation affects genome integrity by interfering with DNA-related processes such as chromatin remodelling and DNA repair. His achievements have made significant contributions to the field of molecular mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression, and he is considered among the world-leading scientists in this research area.

Dr Svejstrup has received a number of larger international grants, e.g. from EU and the Association for International Cancer Research, and he is in addition elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) as well as elected Fellow of the Royal Society, UK.