Jesper Svejstrup

Jesper Svejstrup

Qualifications and history

  • 1993 PhD, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford School of Medicine, USA
  • 1996 Established lab at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK (in 2002 the Imperial Cancer Research Fund became Cancer Research UK)
  • 2011 Adjunct Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

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.