Scientific Advisory Board

Immunicum’s Scientific Advisory Board represents a group of individuals with a broad competence and extensive experience from the Life Science industry.

  • Rolf Kiessling

    Rolf Kiessling

    Member of the SAB

    M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Experimental Oncology, Karolinska Institutet Born: 1948

    Rolf Kiessling is a professor of Experimental Oncology at Karolinska Institutet since 1995 and has a part-time position as Chief Physician at Radiumhemmet, Karolinska hospital. R.K. has published more than 200 publications in peer review journals and has broad scientific expertise in the field of experimental and clinical immunology. Among his earliest achievements, he discovered and named the NK- cell during the mid 70s, a discovery for which he was awarded “Anders Jahres medicinska pris for yngre forskare” 1985 and “Erik Fehrnströms pris” 1989. A more recent research focus of his group has been the area of immune therapy of cancer where his group is carrying out investigator initiated clinical trials on cancer patients and also performing basic research in pre-clinical animal models.

    Rolf Kiessling is a professor of Experimental Oncology at Karolinska Institutet since 1995 and has a part-time position as Chief Physician at Radiumhemmet, Karolinska hospital. R.K. has published more than 200 publications in peer review journals and has broad scientific expertise in the field of experimental and clinical immunology. Among his earliest achievements, he discovered and named the NK- cell during the mid 70s, a discovery for which he was awarded “Anders Jahres medicinska pris for yngre forskare” 1985 and “Erik Fehrnströms pris” 1989. A more recent research focus of his group has been the area of immune therapy of cancer where his group is carrying out investigator initiated clinical trials on cancer patients and also performing basic research in pre-clinical animal models.

  • Inge Marie Svane

    Member of SAB

    M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Head of the Clinical Cancer Research Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; Director, Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy (CCIT); consultant in Oncology, Herlev University Hospital

    Inge Marie Svane, MD, PhD, joins Immunicum’s Scientific Advisory Board with 25 years of research experience in cancer immunology and immunotherapy. With her focus of expertise on T cell based adoptive cell therapy and other cellular therapies, cancer vaccines and immune regulation, she has greatly contributed to the field of cancer immunotherapy. Since 2001 she has initiated more than 20 Phase I and II immunotherapeutic trials as sponsor or principle investigator and has served as investigator and co-investigator on numerous international clinical trials in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry, primarily within the area of cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Svane also led the establishment and currently serves as Director of the Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy (CCIT), Herlev University Hospital at the University of Copenhagen. Inge Marie has served as Chair of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Scientific Committee on Immunotherapy and is author/co-author of more than 170 scientific publications including papers in Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Blood, Nature Immunology, Nature Biotechnology, Lancet Oncology, Immunology, Journal of Translational Medicine, PLOS ONE and Oncoimmunology, among others. 

     

    Inge Marie Svane, MD, PhD, tillför 25 års erfarenhet av forskning inom cancerimmunologi och immunterapi till Immunicums vetenskapliga råd. Med sin specialinriktning på adoptiv T-cell  terapi och andra cellterapier, cancervacciner och immunreglering har hon gjort en viktig insats inom cancerimmunterapi. Sedan 2001 har hon startat fler än 20 immunterapeutiska studier i fas I och II som sponsor eller huvudansvarig prövare och har fungerat som prövare och medprövare i ett antal internationella kliniska studier i samarbete med läkemedelsbranschen, främst inom cancerimmunterapi. Dr Svane har också lett grundandet av Center för cancerimmunterapi (CCIT) på Herlevs universitetssjukhus vid Köpenhamns universitet och är numera dess chef. Inge Marie har varit ordförande i det vetenskapliga utskottet i European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) och är författare och medförfattare till fler än 170 vetenskapliga publikationer, däribland rapporter i bland annat Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Blood, Nature Immunology, Nature Biotechnology, Lancet Oncology, Immunology, Journal of Translational Medicine, PLOS ONE och Oncoimmunology.

  • Pawel Kalinski

    Member of the SAB

    M.D., Ph.D. Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Medicine; Director of Cancer Vaccine and Dendritic Cell Therapies, Center for Immunotherapy; Professor of Oncology; and Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy (TII) CCSG Program, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Pawel Kalinski is a distinguished MD/PhD researcher with over 30 years of experience in the field of tumor immunology. Dr. Kalinski’s research focuses on cell therapies and the manipulation of tumor microenvironments with a strong focus on the biology of dendritic cells, T cells and tumor microenvironment-associated myeloid cells. Currently, Pawel holds the positions of Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Medicine; Director of Cancer Vaccine and Dendritic Cell Therapies, Center for Immunotherapy; Professor of Oncology; and Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy (TII) CCSG Program, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY, USA. His research has been featured in over 120 international publications. Dr. Kalinski is also a member of several prestigious organizations including the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Immunologists and is a member of the editorial board of leading publications in the immuno-oncology field such as OncoImmunology and Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

    Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, är en ansedd forskare med över 30 års erfarenhet inom tumörimmunologi. Dr Kalinskis forskning är inriktad på cellterapier och reglering av tumörers mikromiljöer med starkt fokus på de biologiska egenskaperna hos dendritiska celler, T-celler och myeloidceller i tumörers mikromiljöer. För närvarande är Pawel vice ordförande för translationell forskning vid medicinska institutionen, chef för cancervaccin- och dendritcellsbehandlingar vid det immunterapeutiska centret, professor i onkologi, samt har delat ansvar för tumörimmunologi och immunterapi (TII) inom CCSG-programmet vid Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center i Buffalo, USA. Hans forskning har publicerats i över 120 vetenskapliga tidskrifter. Dr Kalinski är också medlem i flera ansedda organisationer, däribland Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation och American Association of Immunologists, och sitter med i redaktionen för ledande vetenskapliga tidskrifter inom det immunonkologiska området, som OncoImmunology and Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer.