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    Professor Jesper Velgaard Olsen

Jesper V. Olsen (JVO) is the vice director for Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Copenhagen. The Center currently employs 150 staff members covering more than thirty different nationalities. During his PhD in the laboratory of Professor Matthias Mann at University of Southern Denmark, JVO established high-resolution mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies that are now routinely used in laboratories all over the world. After his PhD, JVO spent 4 years at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, where he developed a quantitative proteomics technology that was applied to global time-resolved analyses of cell signaling pathways. In 2009, Jesper was recruited to head a group at the newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) at University of Copenhagen in a position as Research Professor. In 2012, JVO was promoted to vice director of CPR. JVO is an internationally recognized researcher in the fields of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and cell signaling. He has published more than one hundred peer-reviewed research papers including manuscripts in Nature, Science, Cell, Cell Reports, Annual Reviews, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Science Signaling and Molecular Cell and he is the recipient of multiple international awards and research grants.