Jeppe Vinther

Jeppe Vinther

Associate Professor

ORCID                           0000-0002-3847-3853

Date of birth             April 22 1973, Denmark

CONTACT                      +45 22840780;

2003 (May 14th)            PhD, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark (DK)
2000 (June 14th)            Master of Science (Humanbiology), UCPH, DK
1993-1997                    Undergraduate studies, Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK

Scientific focus areas

The aim of my research is to understand regulatory properties of different RNA modifications. In particular, I am interested in the discovery and characterization of 5’RNA capping with cellular nucleotide containing metabolites, such as FAD, NAD+ and dpCoA, across all kingdoms of life. I recently discovered that the Hepatitis C Virus RNA is 5’FAD capped and going forward I will investigate the molecular mechanisms related to this novel type of 5’RNA cap and how it affects the viral life cycle. In addition, I will focus on the discovery and characterization of metabolite RNA capping in other viruses and bacterial species.



2011-                Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, UCPH, DK

2008-2011        Assistant professor, , Dept. of Biology, UCPH, DK

2005-2008        Postdoc, Arctander Group, Dept. of Biology, UCPH, DK

2004-2005        Visiting scientist, Galloway Lab, FHCRC, Seattle, USA

2003-2004        Postdoc, Norrild Lab, Inst. of Molecular Pathology, UCPH, DK


academic honors and positions of trust

2015-2020        Board member Swedish Research Council (NT-10 panel, cell and molecular biology)

2016                 Young industry researcher of 2016, Faculty of Science, UCPH

2012-2016        Editorial Board Member, Genetics Research



2018-               Head of Section, Dept. of Biology, UCPH, DK

2016-2022        Workpackage leader, Nextprod project

2011-2016        Workpackage leader, Center for Computational and Applied Transcriptomics

2011                 Project Management I, Implement Consulting

2009                 Group Leader Development Program, Implement Consulting

2008-               Head of 2-7 person research group

2007                 EMBO Lab Management Course, Heidelberg, DE



2023-2027        DFF-FSS project 2 (PI, 6.2 mio DKK)



Supervised >10 MSc students, 5 PhD students, 6 postdocs since 2003

In the PhD assessment committee for 16 students (University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Aarhus University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Lund University).

Current teaching: Fundamental Bioinformatics, Biological Sequence Analysis, Evolutionsbiologi  

Completed the Higher Education Teaching Programme in 2009, Department of Science Education, UCPH



2022                 Patent application: WO2022129166 – Mutated host cells with reduced cell motility

2015                 Patent application: WO2015021990 – Analyzing structure of RNA polynucleotides by allowing for selection of full length cDNA.


Reviewer activities

Ad hoc reviewer, e.g. Nature Methods, Nature Communications, Nucleic Acids Research, EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, RNA, Cell Chemical Biology, Trends in Genetics, Oncogene, Molecular Biology and Evolution, PLOS One.


BIBLIOMETRICS (as of May, 2023)

37 peer-reviewed papers (2 book chapters)

H-index: Web of Science: 15, Google Scholar: 17

Citations: Web of Science: 933: Google scholar: 1417

Published papers as correesponding author: 1 Nature, 1 Molecular Cell, 5 Nucleic Acids Research, 1 RNA Journal, 1 Trends in Genetics, 1 BMC Genomics, 1 Microbial Cell Factories, 1 Methods in Enzymology, 1 Methods in molecular biology.




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