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Jørgen Kjems was
educated in physics and chemistry at the science department at Aarhus
University and received his basic training in the field of RNA chemistry,
structure and function at Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
He started to work on the molecular biology of HIV-1 virus in 1989
while a research fellow in Philip A. Sharp’s laboratory at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and by 1992 he has started
his own research group at Department of Molecular and Structural
Biology in Aarhus. In 1994 he was appointed as associate professor
at the same place.
Viral and cellular RNA
processing with emphasis on regulation RNA splicing, nuclear export
and editing, coupling between RNA transcription and processing events,
signals involved in cellular localization, RNA-protein interactions,
protein footprinting, RNAi in cell culture and animals including
siRNA delivery protocols in cancer, HIV-1 and Arthritis disease
models, recombinatorial library techniques, bioinformatic analysis
of RNA structure, HIV-1 dimerization, packaging and reverse transcription,
Born on 11. December
1958, Danish citizen.
1986 MSc (Cand.scient.,
Chemistry and Physics), University of Aarhus.
1989 PhD (Lic.scient., Chemistry), University of Aarhus.
1986 – 1989 Graduate student at Department of Chemistry, Aarhus
University (Roger Garrett’s laboratory)
1989 - 1990 Post doctoral fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (Cox Terhorst’s laboratory)
1990 - 1992 Post doctoral fellow in Phil A Sharp’s laboratory
at Center for Cancer Research and Department of Biology, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
1992 - 1994 Assistant professor at Department for Molecular Biology,
1994 - Associate professor at Department for Molecular Biology,
1995 - 2001 Appointed author for “Great Danish Encyclopædia”.