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John Nielsen

John Nielsen


John Nielsen holds an MSc and PhD from University of Copenhagen, was assistant professor at the same department. Later, John Nielsen was associate professor at the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark until he moved to his current position as full professor of bioorganic chemistry at KU-LIFE. John Nielsen has been post-doc or visiting scientist/professor at several universities and research institutions including University of Leiden, Holland; University of Colorado at Boulder The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla; Stanford and University of Regensburg, Germany.


His main research interests are design, synthesis or isolation of bioactive compounds to answer important questions in biology and medicine. These tool compounds or chemical probes are generated by chemical synthesis or combinatorial methodologies. His research is entirely experimental and therefore requires access to well-functioning laboratories with fume hoods and infrastructure. The list of publication includes 104 numbers plus an addition 18 patents or patent applications.

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