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Dr Kirsten Jensen

Project Manager

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Biography

Kirsten has been working in research for over 20 years. She began her career in Hamburg at the Heinrich Pette Institute - Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology, where she worked on the molecular basis of Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia.

She joined Prof Paul Freemont’s group at Imperial College in 2000. Here she continued her functional studies of the Promyelocytic Leukaemia protein (PML) and PML nuclear bodies, investigating their involvement in mammalian nuclear organisation, and obtaining a PhD. Since 2006, Kirsten has acted as an advisor for the many successful Imperial iGEM teams and became a founding scientist of CSynBI and the Imperial College Synthetic Biology Hub. One of her main research interests in synthetic biology is the development of rapid response biosensors for healthcare applications. Kirsten is now a key part of SynbiCITE where she works as a project manager and is responsible for the day-to-day management of experimental operations and laboratory maintenance, ensuring the smooth operation of the SynbiCITE laboratory and facilities hub.