In 2002 Jens obtained a diploma in Biochemistry from the University Witten/Herdecke in Germany and in 2005 a PhD in Biology from the University Muenster in Germany. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna / Austria. Since 2013 Jens is head of the Developmental and Cellular Biology group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) as well as Professor at the University of Luxembourg.
2019 Jens Co-founded OrganoTherapeutics SARL-S, where he currently acts as CEO. Before he was co-founder and CSO of Braingineering Technologies SARL (2016-2018).
The focus of his work over the last years was on Neurobiology, Stem Cell research and Parkinson’s disease. In particular he is interested in using human induced pluripotent stem cells for the development of brain organoid and assembloid models, which are used for in vitro disease modeling.