Havard Jenssen earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway, in 2004, and did a postdoctoral study at CMDR, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, followed by a Research Associate position at the same university. In 2009, he joined as a Faculty Member of the Department of Science, Systems and Models, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark. He serves as a reviewer for more than 20 peer-reviewed journals, has reviewed several international grants for the past years, serves on 7 editorial boards, and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed research articles, review papers, and book chapters. In the Jenssen Lab, Jenssen uses sophisticated computer-aided prediction models to aid the development of novel peptide and peptidomimetic molecules that may potentially be used to treat both viral and bacterial pathogens. Jenssen's work encompasses the generation of both directly antimicrobial peptides and those that do not directly kill the pathogen, but instead fight infection by stimulating the host's natural innate immune system to promote the clearance of infection.
Biography Updated on 9 April 2012