Jiri Lukas

Jiri Lukas

Executive Director

Jiri Lukas

Current position 
May 2012–:

Executive director, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Previous positions 

Director and head of research, Centre for Genotoxic Stress Research, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark


Senior scientist and group leader, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark


Differentiation Program (Giulio Draetta lab), EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany.
Research topic: cell cycle regulation, mechanisms of cancer


Researcher, Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Prague, Czech Republic

1990, 1991:

Department of Biochemistry (Paul Nurse lab), Oxford, UK.
Research topic: cell cycle regulation


Researcher, Masaryk Institute of Oncology, Brno, Czech Republic


PhD in Zoology, Institute of Systematic and Ecological Biology, Brno, Czech Republic


D.V.M. in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary University, Brno, Czech Republic

Research awards

2016:    Fernström Foundation Grand Nordic Prize
2014:    Leopold Griffuel Prize
2014:    Elected member of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences
2012:    Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
2010:    Danish Society for Cancer Research Award
2008:    Danish Cancer Society Senior Research Prize
2005:    Honorary member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
2003:    G. J. Mendel Honorary Medal
2003:    Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize
2002:    Alfred Benzons Foundation Prize
2002:    Elected EMBO Member
1995:    Young Danish Cancer Researcher Prize

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