Jesper Wengel

Professor, Center Director and Chairman

University of Southern Denmark


Jesper Wengel is professor of bioorganic and nucleic acid chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark and Director of the Biomolecular Nanoscale Engineering Center, a research center of excellence focused on nucleic acid chemical biology. He is the co-inventor of LNA (locked nucleic acid) and UNA (unlocked nucleic acid, and he is co-founder of RiboTask, a biotech company focused on developing and marketing novel RNA technologies for gene silencing. He has published more than 400 research papers in international journals.