Tore Jahnsen

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Phone +47 22851061
Room 3169
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1112 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Structure, function, regulation and subcellular localisation of cAMP- dependent protein kinases
  • Phylogenetic analysis of the catalytic subunit of cAMP-dependent protein kinase
  • Heterogeneity in the human PKA Cα and Cβ genes – functional consequences and opportunities for novel diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Human sperm motility and metasbolism

Courses taught

  • Cell biology, molecular biology and nucleotide metabolism for medical students



  • 1983 (Doctoral thesis, Ph.D.), University of Oslo. "Regulation of   gonadotropin responsive adenylyl cyclases in rat testes"
  • 1982 (M.D.). The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oslo

Present position

  • 1992 – to present: Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oslo, Norway


  • 1991 Anders Jahres Award (for scientists less than 40 years old)

Positions held

  • Teaching leader, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Board member Rheumatech AS and Spermatech AS


Collaboration with professor Bjørn S. Skålhegg at the Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo. We have a research group presently consisting of 9 persons. These include technicians, master students, medical students, Ph.D.- students, and post-docs.

Tags: Protein kinases, Contraceptives, cAMP, Sperm motility
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:41 PM - Last modified Aug. 2, 2012 12:41 PM

Research groups