Anton Berns#


Anton Berns
Email:a.berns 'at' nki.nl
Membership Number:1908
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:aberns
Elected:1999
Homepage:http://www.nki.nl/divisions/molecular-genetics/berns-a-group





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2013 Director Skoltech Center for Stem Cell Research, Moscow
  • since 2012 Senior Group Leader, Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • 1999 - 2011 Director of Research, Chairman of the Board of Directors Netherlands Cancer Institute & Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital
  • 1992 - 2011 Professor Experimental Molecular Genetic of Inherited Diseases, University of Amsterdam.
  • 1992 - 1994 VP Research and Development, Somatix, Alameda, California, USA
  • 1986 - 1999 Head Division of Molecular Genetics, NKI
  • 1976 - 1985 Staff member Department of Biochemistry, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 1974 - 1976 Postdoctoral fellow with Rudolf Jaenisch, Salk Institute, USA
  • 1972 - 1974 Postdoctoral fellow with Hans Bloemendal, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • Development of tools to faster generate complex mouse models
  • High throughput transposon insertional mutagenesis to identify components in signaling pathways relevant for cancer
  • The role of tumor heterogeneity and cells-of-origin of lung cancer and mesothelioma

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Josephine Nefkens Award
  • 2010 Elected Member of European Academy Cancer Sciences
  • 2008 Queen Wilhelmina Research Prize
  • 2007 Smith Visiting Professor, MSKCC
  • 2006 1e Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Award
  • 2002 AKZO Nobel Science Award
  • 1999 Elected to Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1997 Elected to Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences.
  • 1993 Prix Antoine de Lacassagne (French Cancer Society)
  • 1990 Elected Member of European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1973 Gold Medal Royal Dutch Chemical Society
  • 1972 Shell travel award


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