Eske Willerslev

Bestyrelsesmedlem Eske Willerslev

Personlige data

Født 5. juni 1971


2004     DSc (dr. scient.), Ancient DNA, Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen

1998     Cand. scient., Dept. of Zoology, University of Copenhagen

Nuværende beskæftigelse

2015            Prince Philip Chair of Ecology and Evolution elect at Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

2014-2020     Lundbeck Foundation Professor, University of Copenhagen

2009-             Director, Centre for GeoGenetics (a Center of Excellence)

2009-             Director (together with Prof Wang Jun, BGI), The Sino-Danish Sequencing Centre (a collaboration between the Copenhagen sequencing centre and BGI)

2009-             Director, National Tissue Bank and Sequencing Facility

2009-             Professor, National History Museum, University of Copenhagen

Tidligere beskæftigelse

2011-2016     Director, Program Pathogens as Cause of Cancer

2006-2011     Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Copenhagen

2005-2009     Chief Director, FNU Centre for Ancient Genetics

2005-2007     Visiting Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Oxford University

2005-2006     Professor (MSO) of Ancient DNA, the Niels Bohr Institute, Univ. of Copenhagen

2003-2005     Wellcome Trust Fellow, Dept. of Zoology, Oxford University

2002-2005     Research visitor, MD Anderson Cancer Research Centre, University of Texas

Hverv (bestyrelsesposter, medlemskaber,Scholarly Achievements, mv.)

2014              Adopted member of the Crow Native American tribe, Montana (Apsaalooke), got the name ChiitdeeXia’ssee (meaning well known scout)

2014              Foreign associate member, National Academy of Sciences USA (2014) 

2014              Honorary Doctor, University of Olso 

2014              UC Berkeley Miller Visiting Professorship

2013              Lundbeck Professorship

2009              International Science Advisory Board, First Ancient Biomaterials Conference

2008              Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (2008)

2003-2005     Wellcome Trust Fellowship

2000-2003     Copenhagen Global Change Initiative (COGCI) PhD Student Fellowship 

Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Member of the International Science Advisory Board, First Ancient Biomaterials

Member of the International Mars Cryoscout drilling Team (NASA)

Member of the Planetary Permafrost and Astrobiology Working Group of the IPA (under Chris McKay, NASA Ames Space Centre)

Andre forskningsrelaterede opgaver

Ad hoc editor PNAS

Associate Editor for BMC Evolutionary Biology

Editorial board member for BMC Evolutionary Biology, The Open Evolution Journal, Zoological Research, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, the journal Insects, and The International Journal of Forensic Anthropology

Ad hoc reviewer for more than 40 grant agencies and journals, including the NSF (US), Nature, Science, and PNAS


2013     Ib Hendriksen Foundation Award (unsolicited)

2012     The Rosenkjær Award (unsolicited)

2011     The Lundbeck Foundation Young Scientists Award (unsolicited)

2011     The DM Researchers Prize (unsolicited)

2011     The Danish Independent Research Councils Research Communication Prize, Danish Ministry of Science and Education (unsolicited)

2011     The Danish Independent Research Councils Major EliteForsk (Elite Research) Prize, Danish Ministry of Science and Education (unsolicited)

2010     Antiquity Prize for the best paper in the Journal Antiquity in 2009 (Hebsgaard et al. ’The Farm Beneath the Sand’ – an archaeological case study on ancient ‘dirt’ DNA') (unsolicited)

2010     The Ellen and Hans Hermes Science Award (unsolicited)

2009     The Genius Scientific Communication Prize (unsolicited)

2005     The Danish Independent Research Councils' Young Researcher's Award, Danish Ministry of Science and Education (unsolicited)

2004     The Hartmanns Science Prize (unsolicited)