New position for Juha Kere
Professor Juha Kere has accepted the position of Professor of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at King’s College London (KCL), Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, starting 1 September 2016.
He will continue part-time as Professor and group leader at Department of Biosciences and Nutrition where he continues to drive an active research program funded by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Swedish Research Council and several EU projects. Kere was appointed as Professor of Molecular Genetics at Karolinska Institutet 2001 and he was member of the Center for Biosciences from his appointment until 2014.
Starting March 2017, Kere will do research in Japan as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, with several visits to KI and KCL. In January 2018, he will assume the duties of Head of Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at KCL while continuing research at both KCL and KI.
During his tenure at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition so far, he has published over 300 original articles, supervised or cosupervised 14 PhD theses at Karolinska Institutet, and over 30 post-docs have trained in his laboratory. Kere is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) since 2007. Upon his recruitment to KCL, he was awarded the prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
– King’s College is a fantastic research and educational environment. I look forward to grasping the new perspectives KCL has to offer and I am planning to strengthen our ties between the two outstanding universities, KI and KCL, says Juha about his new position.
– We look at Juha’s new position with enthusiasm and will benefit from the collaboration opportunities with King’s College. We wish him good luck and are very happy that he has chosen to continue his excellent research projects in our Department, says Karl Ekwall, Head of the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition.