Janine Erler


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  • 2000-2003 University of Manchester, UK, School of Biological Sciences: PhD Molecular Pharmacology: “The impact of tumour hypoxia on drug-induced apoptosis”
  • 1996-2000 University of Sussex, UK, School of Biological Sciences: BSc (Hons) 1st Class, Molecular Genetics in Biotechnology (with Industrial Placement)
  • 1989-1996 The European School, Culham, Oxfordshire, UK: European Baccalaureate: 13 subjects, 7.9 (out of 10) overall


  • 2012-present Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Group Leader, tumour microenvironment
  • 2008-2012 The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, Division of Cancer Biology: Team Leader, hypoxia and metastasis
  • 2004-2008 Stanford University, USA, Department of Radiation Oncology: Postdoctoral Fellow, hypoxia and metastasis
  • 1998-1999 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Cheshire, UK: Industrial Placement student, researching obesity
  • 1995 Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany: Summer student, biotechnology research


  • 2012 British Association for Cancer Research AstraZeneca Young Scientist Frank Rose Award
  • 2011 Britain’s Top Real Role Model – Second Prize
  • 2010 Red’s Hot Women of the Year – Winner in Pioneer category
  • 2009 British Association for Cancer Research Translational Research Award
  • 2007 American Association for Cancer Research – Women in Cancer Research, Brigid Leventhal
  • 2006 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, AstraZeneca Scholarship Award
  • 2006 Stanford University Malcolm A. Bagshaw Award for “outstanding intellectual curiosity, scientific achievement, collegiality, investigative skills, personal warmth and exuberance for life”
  • 2003 Gordon Research Conference Best Poster Award
  • 2002/5/6 American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-In-Training Awards Scholar Award