Marja Jäättelä
Autophagy, Cancer and Cell Biology | Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Marja Jäättelä is head of the Cell Death and Metabolism Unit and director of the Center for Autophagy, Recycling and Disease at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center as well as professor of Cell Death and Metabolism at the Copenhagen University. She is elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Danish Royal Academy of Sciences and Finnish Academy Science and Letters and serves in numerous international scientific advisory boards, editorial boards and evaluation panels. Dr. Jäättelä’s main research interests include the role of lysosomes and autophagy in cancer progression, alternative cell death pathways, maintenance of lysosomal membrane integrity, lipid metabolism and lipid storage disorders. The translational part of Dr. Jäättelä’s present research focuses on developing clinically relevant acid sphingomyelinase inhibiting cationic amphiphilic drugs for cancer treatment.
Member of
  • European Cell Death Organization, Board, 2005
  • Danish Cancer Society, Scientific committee, 2004
  • Association for Danish Cancer Research, Board, 2003
  • Research School on Molecular Cancer Research, Executive and scientific committee, 2001
  • International Cell Death Society, Board of Directors, 2002
  • Danish Biological Society, Board, 1998-2000
  • Danish Cancer Society (representative of the personnel), Board, 1997.2001
  • Samt evaluering af adskillige bevillinger og publikationer
  • Danish Cancer Society Professorship in Tumor Biology, 2003
  • Researcher Award, Kvindelig Arbejderforbunds 100-års Jubileumsfond, 2003
  • Junior Researcher Award, Danish Cancer Society, 2002
  • Cancer Investigator Award, Rasmussen Foundation, 1996
  • Young Cancer Researcher Award, Sørensen Foundation, 1994
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Danish Cancer Society, 1993 og 1996
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Danish Cancer Society, 1991
  • International Cancer Research Technology Transfer Award, Int. Union against Cancer, 1991
  • Research Scholarship, Finland’s Cultural Foundation, 1989 og 1990
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