Kristian Helin#


Kristian Helin
Email:kristian.helin 'at' bric.ku.dk
Membership Number:3576
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:khelin
Homepage: http://danstem.ku.dk/people/helin_lab/helin





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 Founding member of the Danish Stem Cell Center (Danstem), University of Copenhagen
  • 2008 Co-founder of the biotech company EpiTherapeutics, member of the BoD, chair Scientific Advisory Board, and CSO.
  • 2007 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 Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
  • 2003 Director (founding), Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen
  • 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

Fields of Scholarship
  • Epigenetics
  • Stem cells
  • Cancer biology
  • Transcription
  • Cell cycle control
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Drug development

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Anders Jahre Senior Medical Research Prize
  • 2013 Elected to Academia Europaea
  • 2012 The Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Prize in Natural Sciences (awarded by the The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters).
  • 2011 ERC Advanced grant
  • 2011 The innovation prize of University of Copenhagen (first time the prize was awarded)
  • 2010 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.
  • 2008 The Novo Nordisk Prize for outstanding biomedical research (considered the most prestigious biomedical scientific prize in Denmark).
  • 2008 Elected to The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
  • 2003 Prize for “Excellence in Cancer Research” presented by the Danish Society for Cancer Research
  • 2002 Elected member of European Molecular Biology Organisation.
  • 1997-1999 Research Award from The Armenisse Harvard Foundation for Advanced Scientific research
  • 1993 Post-doctoral fellowship from the Danish Medical Research Council (extension)
  • 1991-1993 Post-doctoral fellowship from the Danish Medical Research Council
  • 1988-1991 Ph.D. fellowship from the Danish Biotechnology Program
  • 1987-1988 Scholarship from the Danish Education Ministry

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