Kristian Helin

Kristian Helin

professor, group leader





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


M.Sc., Ph.D.

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