Head of Institute for Inflammation Research, Natl. University Hosp., Copenhagen.
M.D. from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1969. D.M.Sc. from ditto, 1980.
1977-79 Visiting research scientist in Medicine/Immunology at Tufts New England Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
1979- Member of 'Lymphokine Nomenclature Committee' of the Int. Union Immunol. Soc. (IUIS).
Coining the name "interleukin 1" (IL-1) to the first well-characterized mediator of inflammation.
1980- D.M.Sc. degree from the University of Copenhagen. (Thesis: Biological properties of lymphokines with special reference to the human leukocyte migration inhibitory factor (LIF)). FADL's Forlag. København, Aarhus, Odense, 1980).
1980: Board member of the Danish Society for Immunology and Allergology.
1982- Specialist in Internal Medicine.
1985- Specialist in Rheumatology.
Professor of Immunology, Danish Medical Research Council.
1988- Chief of the Biotechnology Research Centers:
'Immunology in the prevention and treatment of diseases', Copenhagen.
'Signal Peptide Research', Copenhagen.
1989- Member of Eur Cytokine Network of the EEC Directorate General XII - Science, Research and Development.
1990- Chief physician, Natl. University Hosp., med. dept. TTA, Lab.Med.Immunol., Copenhagen.
Member of the Research Council and the Main Board; the Danish Rheumatism Association.
1992- Committee member of the International Cytokine Society.
Author and Scientific adviser (immunology) The Danish National Encyclopedia.
Official evaluator of BIOTECH I project proposals, European Comm., Brussels, Belgium
Committee member of the European Macrophage Study Group.
1994- Chief of Research, RHIMA Center, Natl. University Hospital, Copenhagen.
1995- Founder and Chief of Institute for Inflammation Research (IIR), Natl. Univ. Hospital, Copenhagen.
1996- Chief of the Biotechnology Research Center: Center for Cellular Communication.
Board member of the Danish Society for Immunology.
Lab. IFN Research, IIR recognized as International WHO and NIBSC Reference Laboratory for IFN and anti-IFN measurements.
1997- President of the Danish Society for Immunology.
1998- Cofounder and committee member of the European Macrophage Society.
2000- Chief editor of "Basal og klinisk immunologi" (Basic and Clinical Immunology) 3rd Ed., FADLs Forlag, Copenhagen, 2000.
2003- Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of BioMonitor, Symbion Science Park, Copenhagen.
2006- Professor of Inflammation at School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen.
2007- Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of CytoMab Inc., Symbion Science Park, Copenhagen.
Referee at 45 international scientific journals (on editorial board in 5).
- Member of scientific societies (cytokinology, inflammation, immunology) in- and outside Denmark.
- Official opponent, 21 DMSc theses (Scandinavia) and several PhD theses in Denmark.
- Official evaluator of BIOTECH project proposals, European Commission Brussels, Belgium.
- Referee for more than 45 different international scientific journals (on editorial board of 5).
- Author or co-author of approx. 600 published full papers, incl.100 reviews, book chapters and monographs (basic/clin.immunol, inflammation, cytokinology, autoimmunity and pharmacology).
- Author or co-author of 5 patents.
- Author of approx. 1,000 oral presentations.
Major honorary awards
Lars Christophersen og hustru Adolfine, f. Heyerdahls grant 1984. Gaardejer af Stenløse Peder Laurits Pedersen og hustrus grant 1985. Fabrikant Einar Willumsens Memorial Grant 1986. Margrethe Astrid Hedvig Schaufuss grant in 1987 and in 1991. Arkitekt Holger Hjortenberg og hustru Dagmar Hjortenbergs Foundation grant 1989. The Gaardon Foundation Honorary Grant 1990. The Honorary Grant of the Japanese Endocrine Society, University of Gunma, Japan 1991. The Honorary grant of the Scand Soc Antimicrob Chemotherapy 1993. Anna og Jakob Jakobsens Honorary Grant 1993. The Simon Fougner Hartmann Family Grant 1996. The DANDY Foundation Honorary Grant 2002. The Misse and Valdemar Risoms Grant for Cancer Treatment 2005.