Hans Clevers - Biography#


Curriculum vitae and key publications(info) (January 2018)

Education
  • 1982 M.Sc. ("Doctoraal") in Biology. University of Utrecht
  • 1984 M.D. ("Artsexamen") University of Utrecht
  • 1985 Ph.D. ("Promotie") University of Utrecht

Scientific Training/positions
  • 1985 - 1989 Postdoctorl Fellow. Cox Terhorst Lab. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
  • 1989 - 1991 Universitair Docent, Department of Clinical Immunology, University of Utrecht
  • 1991 - 2002 Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Utrecht
  • 2002 - 2012 Director of the Hubrecht Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2002 - Professor in Molecular Genetics, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • 2012 - 2015 President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
  • 2015 - Director Research of the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology

Prizes, awards
  • 2000 Catharijne-prize for medical research
  • 2001 Award from the European Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 2001 Spinoza Award of the Netherlands Reserach Council (NWO)
  • 2004 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2005 Science and Society Prize, Amsterdam
  • 2005 French honor of “Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur”
  • 2005 Katharine Berkan Judd Award, New York
  • 2006 Rabbi Shai Shacknai Memorial Prize for Immunology and Cancer Research, Jerusalem
  • 2008 Josephine Nefkens Prize for Cancer Research (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)
  • 2008 Meyenburg Cancer Research Award, Germany
  • 2009 Queen Wilhelmina Dutch Cancer Society Award, Amsterdam
  • 2010 United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF) Research Prize
  • 2011 Ernst Jung Medical Award, Germany
  • 2011 Kolff prize, Amsterdam
  • 2012 Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer (ARC) Léopold Griffuel Prize, Paris
  • 2012 William Beaumont prize of the American Gastroenterology Association
  • 2012 Heineken Prize for Medicine
  • 2012 Knight in the Order of the Nederlands' Lion
  • 2013 The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
  • 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital Award in Cancer Research
  • 2014 TEFAF Oncology Chair 2014, Maastricht
  • 2014 Fellow of the AACR Academy
  • 2014 Struyvenberg European Society for Clinical Investigation (ESCI) medal
  • 2014 National Icon of the Netherlands
  • 2015 ISSCR-McEwen Award for Innovation
  • 2016 Academy Professor Prize of the Royal Netherlands Academy
  • 2016 Kazemi Award for Research Excellence in Bio-Medicine
  • 2016 Körber European Science Prize, Germany
  • 2016 Swammerdam medaille (Amsterdam)
  • 2016 The Ilse & Helmut Wachter award, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2017 Princess Takamatsu Award of Merit, Tokyo

Prize juries
  • 2008 - 2015 Louis Jeantet Prize (Geneva)
  • 2013 - 2015 Canada Gairdner Award (Toronto)
  • 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (San Francisco)
  • 2015 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research 2015
  • 2015 Dr. Paul Janssen Award
  • 2017 Francqui Prize 2017 (Bruxelles)
  • 2017 Shaw Prize (Hong Kong)
  • 2017 Kovalenko Medal (National Academy of Sciences)

Honorary Professorships
  • 2002 Central South University, Chang Sha, China
  • 2014 - 2015 TEFAF Oncology Chair
  • 2016 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong
  • 2015 - 2016 Visiting professor, Weizmann Institute, Rehovoth, Israel
  • 2015 Visiting professor, University of Melbourne, Australia

Elected Memberships
  • 1999 Member European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
  • 2000 Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW)
  • 2009 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2012 Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 Member of the ‘Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen’ (Royal Netherlands Society of Sciences and Humanities)
  • 2014 Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
  • 2016 Member of the Academie des Sciences de I 'Institut de France
  • 2017 Member of the Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste, Germany

Advisory Boards etc
  • 2005 - 2015 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC, Lausanne)
  • 2006 - 2008 President of the International Society of Differentiation (ISD)
  • 2007 - Member of the National Scientific Advisory Board NKI-AVL
  • 2015 - Member of the the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna
  • 2016 - Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Francis Crick Institute (London)
  • 2016 - Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Decibel Therapeutics, Boston.
  • 2016 - Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Surrozen, San Francisco
  • 2016 - Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Kallyope, New York
  • 2017 - 2018 President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
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