professor, group leader
Ole Maaløes Vej 5, 2200 København N, Biocentret 4. sal, Building: 1-4-32
Biocentret 4. sal, Building: 1-4-32
2200 København N
2018 Member and Chair, Program in Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2018 Director, Center for Epigenetics Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2018 Haupt Chair in Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2018 Professor, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2018 Professor, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
2012 Founding member of the Danish Stem Cell Center (Danstem), University of Copenhagen
2004 Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH
2003 – 2018 Director (founding), Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, UCPH
2017 – 2018 Director (founding), Program in Translational Hematology, UCPH.
2017 – 2018 Vice Dean for Research (interim), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH
2008 – 2015 Co-founder of the biotech company EpiTherapeutics, member of the BoD, chair Scientific Advisory Board, and CSO.
2007 – 2017 Director (founding) of Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Epigenetics
2006 – 2010 Director (founding), Danish Research School on Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, MoMeD
2004 – 2007 Consultant, European Institute of Oncology, Milan
2003 – 2007 Professor, European School of Molecular Medicine, Milan
2000 – 2004 Division Director, European Institute of Oncology, Milan
1995 – 2000 Unit Director (founding member),European Institute of Oncology, Milan
1994 – 1995 Group leader, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen
1991 – 1993 Research Fellow in lab of Prof. Ed Harlow, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Honors and Awards (selected)
2018 Kirsten and Freddy Johansens pre-clinical Research Prize
2018 - Visiting Professor at University of Oslo, Norway
2018 - Honorary Professor at Tianjin Medical University, China
2016 - Visiting Professor at Nagoya City University, Japan
2015 Knight “Order of Dannebrog” awarded by Queen of Denmark
2015 Director Ib Henriksen’s Foundation’s research prize
2014 Anders Jahre’s research prize “for outstanding work on mechanisms of epigenetics”
2013 Elected to Academia Europaea
2012 The Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Prize in Natural Sciences
2011 The innovation prize of University of Copenhagen
2010 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.
2008 The Novo Nordisk Prize for outstanding biomedical research
2008 Elected to The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
2003 “Excellence in Cancer Research”, the Danish Society for Cancer Research
2002 Elected member of European Molecular Biology Organisation.
1991 PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen
1988 MSc Chem. Eng, Technical University of Denmark