cv – University of Copenhagen

Professor Stephen M Cohen, FRS

Curriculum vitae

biographical:     born Oct. 29, 1956   Ottawa, Canada 
                        citizenship: Canadian
                        married: Pernille Rørth

1974-1977           University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. B.Sc. 1977
1977-1978           University of Ottawa Medical School, Ottawa, Canada.
1978-1983           Princeton University, Princeton, USA.  M.A. 1980; Ph.D. 1983
                           Ph.D thesis:     Immunochemical analysis of the components of 
                           epidermal desmosomes and their role in intercellular adhesion.

Positions held:
1983-1986         Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of
                         Technology and Whitehead Institute. Cambridge, MA
                        (advisor: Dr. Harvey Lodish)
1986-1989         Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut Tübingen, and Institut für
                         Genetik. Munich, Germany (advisor: Dr. Herbert Jäckle) 
1989-1993         Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of
                         Medicine, Houston TX, USA
1990-1993         Assistant Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1993-2007         Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
                         Heidelberg, Germany
1995-2007         Senior Scientist, EMBL
1996-2007         Head, Developmental Biology Unit, EMBL
2007-2010         Chief Executive Officer, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Adjunct
                         Professor, National University of Singapore
2010-                 Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University
                         Singapore, Research Director, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
                         Acting Executive Director 2010-2011
2014 (Oct)-        Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University
                         of Copenhagen

Awards and Honors:
1983-1984      NSERC Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship
1984-1985      NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship
1985-1988      Medical Research Council of Canada, Centennial Fellowship
1991-1993      Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
1996               Elected, Member of European Molecular Biology Organization
2005               EMBO Lecture, International Society for Developmental Biology, Australia
2005               Honors lecture, New York University Medical School
2006               Jenkinson Memorial Lecture, Oxford University
2008               Elected, Fellow of the Royal Society of London
2013               Novo Nordisk Foundation Laureate Award

Service (selected)
2001 - ongoing   Editorial board: Developmental Cell
2006 - 2008       Board of Reviewing Editors: Science
2006 - ongoing   Editor, Developmental Biology
2006 - ongoing   Editorial board: Genes and Development
2010 - ongoing   Editorial board: Cell
2003 -               International Advisory Board, Gurdon Institute, Cambridge UK
2006 -               Advisory Council, Riken Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
2006 - 2012       Ministry of Education, Academic Research Fund, Tier 2 Expert Panel,
2014 -               Board of Directors of the International Society of Differentiation

(Chair, from 2008)
2008 -                      Scientific Advisory Council, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India
2011                        Review Committee, London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK
2013                        Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Biology of Disease, VIB, KU
                               Leuven, Belgium