Kristian Helin

Kristian Helin

professor, group leader




2003                Director (founding), Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen

2004                Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

2007                Director (founding) of Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Epigenetics

2012                Founding member of the Danish Stem Cell Center (Danstem), University of Copenhagen



2008 -2015     Co-founder of the biotech company EpiTherapeutics, member of the BoD, chair SAB, and CSO. The company was sold to Gilead Inc. in May 2015.

2006 – 2010    Director (founding), Danish Research School on Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, MoMeD

2004 – 2007    Consultant, European Institute of Oncology, Milan

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


Honors and Awards (selected)

2015                Ib Henriksen's Foundation's Research Prize

2014                Anders Jahre Senior Medical Research Prize

2013                Elected to Academia Europaea

2012                The Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Prize in Natural Sciences

2011                The innovation prize of University of Copenhagen

2010                Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences

2008                The Novo Nordisk Prize for outstanding biomedical research

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.



1991                PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen

1988                MSc Chem. Eng, Technical University of Denmark


M.Sc., Ph.D.

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