ERA Chair Holder

The evaluation of the candidates for the Chaperon ERA Chair holder position has been completed and we are pleased to announce the selection of our future Chair holder – the position will be taken by Prof. Kari Hemminki.

Kari Hemminki is a top-class researcher in the field of cancer epidemiology and cancer genomics, he is a professor emeritus of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum – DKFZ) in Heidelberg, where he led the Division of Cancer Epidemiology from 2003 to June 2019. Prof. Hemminki comes from Finland where he acquired the degrees of MD, PhD and Assistant professor at the University of Helsinki. He then continued his career in molecular biology during his postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA. He has authored over 1250 papers with approx. 29 000 citations and his H-index is 79. Since his team at DKFZ comprised up to 30 people, for whom he managed to acquire more than 50% of external, i.e. grant funding, we are confident that prof. Hemminki will bring a crucial managerial know-how that will help increase the competitiveness of the Biomedical Center, but also of the whole faculty and university.



ERA Chair Consultations in the following topics:

  • Cancer Research
  • Translational oncology

Please contact Dr. Kari Hemminki via email

Main condition of the consultation is a sufficient time for the revision of the document.