The management team is responsible for daily management, execution of the BRIC strategy and communication with stakeholders.
Professor Anders H. Lund, PhD, Group Leader in Lund Group
Head of Administration,
Christian Hestbæk, Head of Administration
Head of Strategic Research Support,
Katrine Sonne-Hansen, MSc, PhD, Strategic Research Support Team
Our aim is to provide the administrative framework and infrastructure for the world class research and training carried out by BRIC’s scientists by offering timely and effective services and support. We are strongly committed to secure a coherent and relevant support through direct dialogue with the researchers.
BRIC has a local administrative unit which offers support within the areas of front office services, purchasing, laboratory support and safety and overall financial management. The local administration is also a connection point to central finance/project economy, HR and IT departments at UCPH. Local representatives from each of these areas are present at BRIC several days a week to offer personal service to BRIC employees.
The team count eight members with different professional backgrounds within research, teaching and communication. The team solves tasks directly supporting BRIC’s overall vision, strategy and organizational development. Specifically, the team is responsible for pre-award grant support, researcher training and the center’s communication and outreach activities. Additionally, the team carries out leadership support and project management of major research and research supportive programs at BRIC.
The Group Leader Forum at BRIC discusses strategies, initiatives and challenges with a focus to maintain and further develop BRIC as a dynamic research and work environment. The Group Leader Forum meets once a month and agenda and minutes are open. Participants are the
- Director of BRIC
- Director of the Finsen Laboratory
- BRIC Research Group Leaders,
- Finsen Laboratory Research Group Leaders
- Head of BRIC Administration
- Head of BRIC Strategic Research Support
The role of BRIC’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is to provide scientific advice for our group leaders in terms of development of their research strategy and programme, funding, scientific leadership and collaboration efforts. The SAB also advises BRIC’s director in matters related to BRIC’s overall research focus, infrastructure and management. The SAB visits BRIC every other year where they interview and provide feedback for one third of the group leaders and the director.
The SAB consists of five outstanding international scientists, with expertise in the scientific areas of BRIC. Gender balance in the board is pursued. The SAB members are appointed for a period of five years. In 2017, the following members were appointed:
- Prof. René Medema, Director of Research, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) Amsterdam (Chair)
- Prof. Edith Heard, Director General, EMBL Heidelberg
- Prof. Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, Scientific Co-Director of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan
- Prof. Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova, Padova
- Prof. Elly Tanaka, The Research institute for Molecular Pathology, Vienna BioCenter