Dr. Jakob Felding joined UNION in December 2021 as VP of Research. Jakob brings more than 20 years of experience in drug discovery.

Before joining UNION, Jakob worked at Lundbeck, Nuevolution, BioImage and more than 15 years at LEO pharma in different specialist roles, including MedChem lead of a topical PDE4 project which identified a clinical candidate. In addition, Jakob held several manager positions at LEO Pharma, among them Director of Front End innovation and Senior Director of the biology function. He was part of the Research management team for 7 years.

Jakob holds a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.