Gene Expression & Gene Medicine

The research in gene medicine encompasses discoveries in basic science as well as applications in biomedicine. The work addresses the study of basic gene-regulation mechanisms important in human health and disease as well as the development of new approaches for influencing gene expression at the cellular level and methods for the cell-specific delivery of genes or gene-regulatory substances in an individual.

Individual group activities include retrovirus biology, RNA biology, the interferon system, drug delivery and RNA and DNA nanotechnology, utilising a broad spectrum of techniques in cell-free systems and cultured cells as well as disease animal models.

The section is actively involved in technology transfer, industrial collaboration, and the establishment of start-up companies.

The research teams in the section of genetic medicine are led by Professor Finn Skou Pedersen, Professor Jørgen Kjems, Associate professor Just Justesen, Associate professor Kenneth Howard, Assistant professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen, and Senior scientist Mogens Duch. The section has ~ 60 staff and students, including laboratory technicians, undergraduate, exchange and graduate students, PhD students, postdocs and other academic staff.

Section coordinator

Group leaders

Ebbe Sloth Andersen

Associate professor
H bldg. 1592, 320
P +4587156764
P +4541178619

Christian Kroun Damgaard

Associate professor

Ken Howard

Associate professor

Torben Heick Jensen

H bldg. 1130, 411
P +4560202705
P +4560202705


Team leaders

Søren Lykke-Andersen

Member of Academic Staff