COPENHAGEN, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Santaris Pharma and Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, announced today that Director of microRNA, Santaris Pharma, Sakari Kauppinen, has been appointed Adjunct Professor in RNA Biology at Copenhagen Institute of Technology. The appointment has immediate effect and will last five years. Sakari Kauppinen, who will continue his in current role as Director of MicroRNA Research at Santaris Pharma, will give his inaugural lecture in August this year.
Sakari Kauppinen, Director of MicroRNA Research at Santaris Pharma said:
"I feel very honored to be appointed Adjunct Professor in RNA Biology at the Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University. Close collaborations with academia are essential for Santaris Pharma's expanding microRNA therapeutics program, which aims at translating the basic knowledge about microRNAs in disease into development of novel medicines with the potential to improve human health. I am looking forward to interacting closely with Aalborg University, whose experience in working with the biotech industry is highly synergistic with our way of collaborating with academia."
Soren Tulstrup, CEO of Santaris Pharma said:
"We are thrilled that Sakari Kauppinen has received this important academic appointment. Sakari Kauppinen has helped bring Santaris Pharma to a leadership position worldwide within the exciting new scientific field of microRNA, and I am sure he will contribute significantly to the university in his future additional capacity as Adjunct Professor."
Lene Lange, Professor, Dr. Scient. Vice Dean for the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, Aalborg University said:
"Sakari Kauppinen is superbly qua
|SOURCE Santaris Pharma A/S|
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