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 Professor University Champion at the Department
Barbara Franke Radboud University Ditte Demontis
Cecilia Lundberg Lund University Thomas Corydon
Chikashi Toyoshima University of Tokyo Bente Vilsen
David A. Boas Boston University Vladimir Matchkov
Dennis Brown Harvard University Robert A. Fenton
Jean-Laurent Casanova Rockefeller University Trine Mogensen
Joseph D. Buxbaum Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital Anders Børglum
Laurie J. Goodyear Harvard University Niels Jessen
Linda Giudice University of California San Francisco Mette Nyegaard
Luke A. J. O’Neill Trinity College Dublin Christian Holm
Maria Elena Torres-Padilla Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) Karin Lykke-Hartmann
Maria F. Gomez Lund University Ebbe Bødtkjer
Michael Dennis Jensen Mayo College of Medicine & Science Søren Nielsen
Peter F. M. Carmeliet KU Leuven Yonglun Luo
Robin R. Ali University College London (UCL) Thomas Corydon
Rosalind A. Coleman University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Janne Lebeck
Scott A. Small Columbia University Olav Michael Andersen
Simon J. Davis University of Oxford Thomas Vorup-Jensen
Thomas A. Rando Stanford University Niels Jessen

Department of Public Health

Honorary Skou Professor University Champion at the Department
Ann Bonner Griffith University Jeanette Finderup
Anna Peeters Deakin University Helle Terkildsen Maindal
Håkan Westerblad Karolinska Institutet Kristian Overgaard
John M. Hoberman University of Texas Verner Møller
Krina T. Zondervan Oxford University Dorte Rytter
Onyebuchi A. Arah University of California Los Angeles Cecilia Ramlau-Hansen
Ragnhild Hellesø University of Oslo Kirsten 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
Andrew Harkin Trinity College Dublin Cecilie Bay-Richter
Anna Wedell Karolinska Instituttet Rikke Jentoft-Olesen
Christian Otte Charité University Medicine Berlin Ole Köhler-Forsberg
Christoph U. Correll Charité University Medicine Berlin Søren Dinesen Østergaard
Damian Tyler University of Oxford Christoffer Laustsen
David Burgner The University of Melbourne Lars Henning Pedersen
David L. H. Bennett University of Oxford Nanna Brix Finnerup
Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke King's College London Per Hove Thomsen
Ferdia Aidan Gallagher Cambridge University Christoffer Laustsen
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
Simon Lal University of Manchester Christian Lodberg Hvas
Thomas W. L. Scheeren University of Groningen Simon Vistisen
Timothy L. Lash Emory University Deirdre Cronin Fenton
Victor W. Henderson Stanford University Henrik Toft Sørensen

Department of Dentistry and Oral Health

Honorary Skou Professor University Champion at the Department
Carlalberta Verna University of Basel Peter B. Stoustrup
Egija Zaura University of Amsterdam Ellen Frandsen Lau
Falk Schwendicke Charité University Medicine Berlin Jan Wolff
Frank Lobbezoo Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam Peter Svensson
Hyun (Michel) Koo University of Pennsylvania Sebastian Schlafer
Irena Sailer University of Geneva Golnosh Bahrami Møller
Luda B. Diatchenko McGill University Lene Baad-Hansen
M. Ali Darendeliler University of Sydney

Department of Forensic Medicine

Honorary Skou Professor University Champion at the Department
Dirk Trauner University of Pennsylvania Steffen Sinning
Gary Rudnick Yale University Steffen Sinning
Michael Thali University of Zürich Lene Boel