CV Charlotte Harken Jensen

Personal information

Charlotte Harken Jensen, M.Sc, Ph.D. Born February 9th 1965. 5 children. Working address: LMCC, Winsløwparken 21, 3. floor, 5000 Odense C, DK. E-mail:


Academic degrees Ph.d. in Immunology and Microbiology/Pathology. SDU, June 1999.Master of Science in experimental cell biology. SDU, May 1992

Latest employments 

2010-present Senior scientist (co-group leader). Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (LMCC), Dept. Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Odense University Hospital (OUH)/Dept. Cardiovascular and Renal Research, IMM,  SDU. 
2007-2010 Associate Professor in Immunology (50/50 position financed by SDU and external funding) at IMM, Cancer- and Inflammation Research, SDU. The position is partly associated with SDU´s FACS core facility as Joint Leader.
2005-2007 Assistant/Associate Professor (Danish Stem Cell Center a.o.). IMB, SDU. 


A major part of my research has dealt with different aspects of the protein Delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1). In relation to this, we generated a number of anti-DLK1 antibodies and subsequently developed well-characterized ELISA´s for quantification. These antibodies and assays have been applied in various biological contexts eventually leading me into the field of stem cell biology. During the last years our results have led us to investigate in more detail how Dlk1 affects development of skeletal muscle, fat as well as heart tissue, with emphasis on its role in stem cell biology and regeneration of the given tissues as well.

Teaching experience/supervision       

Teacher on various pre- and postgraduate courses since 2002. Supervisor/co-supervisor for Ph.d-students (10) since 2004 and for master- (8) , bachelor-/ITEK- (8) and medical students (6) since 1998.

Research communication    

55 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, 2 patents and many international meetings. h-index: 24 (updated 08/12/2015 13:17 GMT).

Research Funding

Grants as main or co-applicant for > 6 mill. DKKs.

Reviewer activity

Member of evalulation committee for PhD dissertation (Aarhus University, 2011/12) and Assistant Professor appointment (Aarhus University, 2013). Reviewer since 2007 for: BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease, BBA – Molecular Cell Research, Journal of Hepatology, International Journal of Cardiology, Clinical Endocrinology, International Journal of Developmental Biology.