Hans Clevers, MD, PhD
Professor of Molecular Genetics, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
Hans Clevers, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of molecular genetics at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht (Netherlands). Clevers obtained his medical degree in 1984 and his doctorate in 1985 from the University Utrecht, Netherlands. His postdoctoral work (1986-1989) was done with Cox Terhorst at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of the Harvard University, Boston, USA. From 1991-2002, he was professor in immunology at the University Utrecht and, since 2002, professor in molecular genetics. From 2002-2012, he was director of the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht. Since 2012, he is president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Clevers has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2000 and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2012. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Dutch Spinoza Award in 2001, the Swiss Louis Jeantet Prize in 2004, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Katharine Berkan Judd Award in 2005, the Israeli Rabbi Shai Shacknai Memorial Prize in 2006, the Dutch Josephine Nefkens Prize for Cancer Research and the German Meyenburg Cancer Research Award in 2008, the Dutch Cancer Society Award in 2009, the United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF) Research Prize in 2010, the German Ernst Jung-Preis für Medizin in 2011, the French Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer (ARC) Léopold Griffuel Prize and the Heineken Prize in 2012 and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2013. He obtained an ERC Advanced Investigator grant in 2008. He is Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur since 2005 and Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion since 2012.