Honorary Skou Professors at Health

About the Honorary Skou Professors

Honorary Skou Professors is the term used to describe the 47 new adjunct professors who have joined the faculty since spring of 2018. With the initiative, the faculty management team wishes to introduce new perspectives to teaching, strengthen relations with leading research units abroad and establish joint research projects and funding applications.

The Skou Professors will actively participate in the academic work of the individual departments. This could be as guest lecturers and co-supervisors on PhD projects, in the form of research partnerships and joint funding applications or as guest lecturers at symposiums and conferences.

In order to help the Skou professors get to know their respective departments in the best way, each of them has a ‘champion’ affiliated, who is their academic contact person at the department and is charged with helping to smooth the start of the collaboration and ensure that the Skou professors are integrated in the academic environments.

Honorary Skou Professors

Skou Professors and champions

Video from the Inauguration Day

Skou Professors at the Departments


Department of Biomedicine

Honorary Skou ProfessorUniversityChampion at the Department
Barbara FrankeRadboud UniversityDitte Demontis
Cecilia LundbergLund UniversityThomas Corydon
Chikashi ToyoshimaUniversity of TokyoBente Vilsen
David A. BoasBoston UniversityVladimir Matchkov
Jean-Laurent Casanova Rockefeller UniversityTrine Mogensen
Joseph D. BuxbaumIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai HospitalAnders Børglum
Linda GiudiceUniversity of California San FranciscoMette Nyegaard
Luke A. J. O’NeillTrinity College DublinChristian Holm
Maria Elena Torres-PadillaLudwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU)Karin Lykke-Hartmann
Maria F. GomezLund UniversityEbbe Bødtkjer
Michael Dennis JensenMayo College of Medicine & ScienceSøren Nielsen
Peter F. M. CarmelietKU LeuvenYonglun Luo
Robin R. AliUniversity College London (UCL)Thomas Corydon
Rosalind A. ColemanUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillJanne Lebeck
Scott A. SmallColumbia UniversityOlav Michael Andersen
Thomas A. RandoStanford UniversityNiels Jessen

Department of Public Health

Honorary Skou ProfessorUniversityChampion at the Department
John M. HobermanUniversity of TexasVerner Møller
Krina T. ZondervanOxford UniversityDorte Rytter
Onyebuchi A. ArahUniversity of California Los AngelesCecilia Ramlau-Hansen
Ragnhild HellesøUniversity of OsloKirsten Frederiksen

Department of Clinical Medicine

Honorary Skou Professor University Champion at the Department
Ailsa Louise Hart Imperial College London Klaus Krogh
Andrew A. Nierenberg Harvard University Søren Dinesen Østergaard
Anna Wedell Karolinska Instituttet Rikke Jentoft-Olesen
Damian Tyler University of Oxford Christoffer Laustsen
David L. H. Bennett University of Oxford Nanna Brix Finnerup
Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke King's College London Per Hove Thomsen
George Kitas The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust/University of Manchester Ellen Margrethe Hauge
Harold David McIntyre University of Queensland Per Glud Ovesen
Harry G. Kennedy Trinity College Dublin Lisbeth Uhrskov Sørensen
Henri G. D. Leuvenink University of Groningen Bente Jespersen
Jacob George University of Sydney Henning Grønbæk
Jesper Q. Svejstrup The Francis Crick Institute Jørgen Frøkiær
Jonathan A. Hyett University of Sydney Ida Vogel
Kenneth J. Rothman Research Triangle Institute and Boston University Vera Ehrenstein
Kevin W. Eva University of British Columbia Peter Musaeus
Lisa Rydén Lund Universitet Signe Borgquist
Mark Emberton University College London Michael Borre
Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga Radboud University Gregers Wegener
Rajeshwar Prosad (Raj) Mookerjee University College London Hendrik Vilstrup
Thomas W. L. Scheeren University of Groningen Simon Vistisen
Victor W. Henderson Stanford University Henrik Toft Sørensen

Department of Dentistry and Oral Health

Honorary Skou ProfessorUniversityChampion at the Department
Frank LobbezooAcademic Centre for Dentistry AmsterdamPeter Svensson
Irena SailerUniversity of GenevaGolnosh Bahrami Møller
Luda B. DiatchenkoMcGill UniversityLene Baad-Hansen
M. Ali DarendelilerUniversity of Sydney

Department of Forensic Medicine

Honorary Skou ProfessorUniversityChampion at the Department
Gary RudnickYale UniversitySteffen Sinning
Michael ThaliUniversity of ZürichLene Boel