ERA Chair Holder

The Chaperon ERA Chair holder Prof. 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, Ph.D., 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. 30 000 citations and his H-index is 128. Given also his experience with leadership and research projects, Prof. Hemminki brings crucial scientific and managerial know-how that will help increase the competitiveness of the Biomedical Center, but also of the whole faculty and university.


Prof. Hemminki is available for ERA Chair Consultations on the following topics:

  • Cancer Research
  • Translational oncology

Please contact Dr. Kari Hemminki via email at If you wish to consult a specific document (manuscript, research paper, etc.) please send it in advance and allow sufficient time for the revision of the document.