Kari Alitalo#


Kari Alitalo
Email:kari.alitalo 'at' helsinki.fi
Membership Number:3139
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:kalitalo
Elected:2011
Homepage: http://research.med.helsinki.fi/cancerbio/alitalo/index.html





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2013 Director of the Wihuri Research Institute
  • 2007-2012 Scientific Director, Molecular/Cancer Biology Research Program, University of Helsinki
  • 2000-2011 Director, Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in Cancer Biology, University of Helsinki
  • 1999-2007 Director, Molecular/Cancer Biology Research Program, University of Helsinki
  • since 1993 Academy Professor, Research Council for Health, The Academy of Finland
  • 1988-1993 Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1987-1988 Research Professor, The Finnish Cancer Institute, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1986-1987 Professor of Medical Biochemistry, University of Turku, Finland
  • 1983-1986 Research Fellow, Senior RF, State Medical Research Council, Finland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Pathophysiology of cancer
  • Tumor angiogenesis
  • Metastasis

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • 1991 Member, The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • 1998 The Äyräpää Prize, Finland
  • 1998 The Medix Prize for the Best Finnish Paper in the Biosciences in 1997
  • 2002 The Lundbeck Foundation Nordic Prize, Denmark
  • 2003 Leopold Griffuel Prize, France
  • 2005 Pfizer Advances in Oncology Award
  • 2005 Eric K Fernström Foundation's Nordic Prize, Sweden
  • 2006 Louis-Jeantet Prize For Medicine, Switzerland
  • 2009 Member, The Finnish Society of Science and Letters
  • 2009 The InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize, Belgium
  • 2009 Fellow of The European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • 2010 The Michael O’Connor Award, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • 2010 The Anders Jahre Senior Medical Prize, Norway
  • 2011 Moosa Plenary Award and Lecture, South Korea
  • 2011 Earl P. Benditt Award and Lecture, USA
  • 2013 The Finnish Science Prize
  • 2014 A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine


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