PhD Nicklas Raun Jacobsen is a senior researcher at the National Research Center for the Working Environment, Denmark. He has worked with toxicology of nanoparticles since 2004 where he began his PhD at NRCWE. He has since been a participant in several Danish (E.g. NanoChem and NanoPlast) as well as EU research projects (E.g. Particle Risk, ENPRA, Nanogenotox, NanoSustain and NanoValid). Main areas of focus are: Toxicity of nanoparticles, biodistribution, genotoxicity/mutations/cancer and cardiovascular decease.
He obtained his Master of Science degree in biology from the University of Copenhagen. The topic was molecular biological methods to determine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in human DNA repair genes and through large cohort studies determine how these SNPs affected risk of developing cancer. After his masters studies he moved to the Danish Food and Veterinary Institute where he worked on developing molecular biological techniques for the fast detection of food pathogenes (Thermotolerant Campylobacter and Brucella abortus/Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:9).