Jaak Järv#


Jaak Järv
Membership Number:5392
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ESTONIA
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0003-1042-2701
Homepage: https://www.etis.ee/CV/Jaak_Järv/eng



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - present Full Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry
  • 1991 - 2002 Full Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry, University of Tartu, Faculty of Physics and Chemistry, Chemistry Department
  • 1995 Visiting Professor, University of Uppsala, Sweden, Department of Medical Chemistry
  • 1983 - 1991 Deputy Pro-rector on Research and Head of Research Division, University of Tartu
  • 1982 - 1983 Associate Professor (Docent), University of Tartu, Faculty of Physics and Chemistry
  • 1978 - 1979 Postdoc, Stockholm University, Department of Biochemistry
  • 1977 - 1982 Senior Teacher, University of Tartu, Faculty of Physics and Chemistry
  • 1972 - 1977 Researcher, University of Tartu, Faculty of Physics and Chemistry

Fields of Scholarship
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical organic chemistr
  • Quantitative structure-activity relationships
  • Design and synthesis of bio-mimetic molecules
  • Kinetic mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters
  • Quantitative aspects of bio-specificity
  • Physical biochemistry and bio-kinetics
  • Enzyme kinetics and mechanism
  • Computational chemistry and biochemistry

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 White Star Order Class III, Estonian National Decoration
  • 2009 Estonian Academy of Sciences Medal
  • 2000 Estonian Science Award
  • 1998 Paul Kogerman Medal
  • 1997 Elected Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Doctor Honoris Causa of Medical Sciences, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1991 PhD Honoris Causa, University of Kuopio, Finland
  • 1987 Estonian Science Award

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