Benjamin Anderschou Holbech Jensen
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N
Benjamin A. H. Jensen is a tenured Associate Professor in Nutritional Immunology, consultant, and biotech entrepreneur. He leads the Jensen Group at Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI), where they, with a focus on barrier (dys)function, dissect how dietary components, gut microbial community structures and compartmentalized immunology synergizes to orchestrate chronic inflammation of temporal intensity. The Jensen Group develop and use experimental systems tailored to model human disease with unmet medical needs. He has a particular interest in host defense peptides (HDPs) and their influence on host-microbe mutualism at the onset, progression, and treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. Despite a comprehensive publication portfolio, including top tiered journals such as Nature, Nature Metabolism, Nature Communications, Cell Metabolism, PNAS, Science Translational Medicine, GUT, Gut Microbes, and others, the main ambition is not to publish high impact per se, but rather to make sound and reproducible research. Hopefully, these efforts will eventually lead to novel discoveries for the greater good of society regardless of the immediate impact.
Benjamin Jensen received the prestigious Novo Nordisk Foundation Excellence Emerging Investigator Grant (2021) to establish his research group at BMI. He is has established spinout companies with successful license agreements and is scientific advisor for several nonprofit organizations.