Claus Bøttcher Jørgensen

Claus Bøttcher Jørgensen

Associate Professor

Claus B. Jorgensen has a PhD in molecular genetics and is currently an associate professor in animal genetics. Between 2014 and 2020 he was Professor MSO in innovation, entrepreneurship and outreach in education at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Claus has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers within molecular genetics, he holds patents in EU, US and Australia. He teaches genetics, genomics, biotechnology and intellectual property rights. Claus has been involved course development in relation to various degree programs (Biology-Biotechnology, Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship, Veterinary and Animal Science) and during his career he has worked with strategic educational leadership and implementation of new teaching forms, adjustment of courses in the entire curriculum, accreditation, and educational collaboration with external partners. Claus has supervised more than 35 BSc, MSc- and PhD-students both internally and in collaboration with external partners. During the last five years Claus has had a strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and outreach in life science education and he has developed expertise both at practical and strategic levels.


Scientific focus  

Genomics, production traits and inherited diseases in relation to domestic animals, mainly pigs and cattle. Expertise on: Next generation DNA sequencing, DNA capture arrays, DNA-variation, association mapping, linkage mapping, population genetics, breeding,  comparative mapping, association mapping, gene expression and mutation detection.



Responsible for Advanced  Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights (MSc-course). Teaching obligations in basic genetics, molecular genetics, genomics and population genetics. Mentor at Copenhagen Business School. Supervisor of BSc, MSc and PhD-students.

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