Mini CV Helana Edlund
Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine,
1983 B.S., in Molecular Biology at Umeå University,
1991 Ph. D. in Molecular Biology at Umeå University.
1997 Assoc. Prof. (Docent) in Med.Mol. Biol. Med.Faculty, Umeå Univ.
1992 Lecturer in Med. Microbiol. Dept. of Microbiol., Umeå University
1992-1997 Young Investigator (Fo.Ass), Swedish Med. Res. Council.
1998-2004 Senior Researcher (Forskartjänst), Swedish Med. Res. Council.
2000-present Professor in Molecular Developmental Biol. at Umeå University
2001-2008 Visiting Professor, Diabetes Research Inst., University of Miami
2003-present Head of Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine
Honors and Awards:
1997 Fernström’s Award to Young Scientists, Umeå, Sweden
1997 Eppendorf Young Investigator Award, Düsseldorf, Germany
1999 Kroc Lectureship in Diabetes, Univ. of Chicago, USA
2000 Minkowski Award, European Assoc. for the Study of Diabetes
2001 Göran Gustafsson’s Award, Sweden
2001 Excellent scientist, Swedish Research Council
2004 DPLU Diabetes Research Prize, Lund, Sweden
2010 Wallenberg Scholar Award, Sweden
2011 Nordea’s Life science Award, Umeå University
Commissions of trust:
2009-present Board of Umeå Biotech Incubator
2007- present Editorial board of Cell Stem Cell
2007-2008 Board of Innovationsbron, Umeå
2003- present Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Science
2001-2002 Board of the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)
2000- present Member of EMBO
2000-2001 Member in the Cellbiology 2 priority committee, Swedish MRC
1999-2001 Member of the Medical Faculty Research Board, Umeå University
1998-1999 Deputy member in the Medical Faculty Board, Umeå University
1997-2003 Board of the SSF National Developmental Biology Program
developmental biology, molecular and cell biology, diabetes, metabolic disorders