Research projects


DNA replication collision and repair

To maintain DNA stability and genome integrity in mammalian cells, processes are activated to repair DNA adducts, involving hundreds of proteins which are recruited into complexes that are specific for the type of lesion.

Dag Jenssen

Mechanism-based method for cancer risk assessment

For assessment of cancer risk to humans, experimental data are needed since reliable epidemiological data are rarely available.


Combating cancer with food

Cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the general population. In developed nations unsuitable diets have been identified as one of the outstanding avoidable detrimental factors.

Impact of agents with potential use in functional foods on biomarkers for age related diseases

A number of epidemiological studies have consistently demonstrated the protective effects of fruits and vegetables with respect to several age related diseases. The aim of this project is to investigate the protective action of agents with potential use as functional food constituents with respect to cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dag Jenssen


Dag Jenssen, Professor

Visiting address:
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
Room E527

Postal address:
Stockholm University
Department of Molecular Biosciences,
The Wenner-Gren Institute
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Telephone: +46 8 16 3108
Fax: +46 8 16 4209