Lars Juhl Jensen started his research career in Søren Brunak’s group at the Technical University of Denmark, from where he in 2002 received the Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, having worked on methods for protein function prediction, visualization of microbial genomes, pattern recognition in promoter regions, and microarray analysis. From 2003 to 2008, he was at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory working on text mining, integration of omics data, and network analysis. Since 2009, he has continued this line of research as a professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen and as a founder and scientific advisor of Intomics, now ZS Discovery.
He has authored and co-authored more than 200 scientific publications that have received over 50,000 citations in total. He was awarded the Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize in 2003, “Break-through of the Year” in 2006 by the magazine Ingeniøren, and the Lundbeck Foundation Prize for Young Scientists in 2010.