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Jørgen Jensen

Worktitle
Professor
Department
Department of Physical Performance
Phone
+47 23 26 22 49 / +47 988 69 223
E-mail
jorgenj@nih.no

Area of responsibility

Teaching, research, supervision, Committee for Postgraduate Education, Leader Biochemical Laboratory

Research

Metabolism, exercise physiology, biochemistry, endurance performance, caffeine, protein intake

Short biography

Jørgen Jensen holds the Professorship in Sports Biology at Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Jensen was awarded his PhD in 1993, followed by a postdoc at University of Oslo. Jensen worked at the National Institute of Occupational Health (1997-2009), studying basic mechanisms regulating glucose uptake and glycogen metabolism in skeletal muscles.

Currently, the research focus regulation of carbohydrate metabolism during and after exercise; these studies includes the role of caffeine and protein intake on endurance performance. Furthermore, the effect of exercise on insulin sensitivity is studied.

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