Carl-Henrik Heldin

Nobel Foundation


Carl-Henrik Heldin is Chairman of the Board for the Nobel Foundation, and a molecular biologist and medical researcher. He has been director of the Uppsala branch of Ludwig Cancer Research since 1986 and professor in molecular cell biology at the medical faculty of Uppsala University since 1992. Additionally, he has served as vice president of the European Research Council since 2011. Dr. Heldin is an honorary doctor of the University of Patras, University of Helsinki, University of Turku and University of Heidelberg. He has published more than 400 research articles and 200 reviews, and has received several scientific awards, including Prix Antoine Lacassagne (1989), K. Fernströms Large Medical Prize (1993), the Pezcoller-American Association for Cancer Research Award (2002) and Anders Jahre´s Large Medical Prize (2019).


  • European Molecular Biology Organization
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Academia Europaea
  • Japanese Association for Cancer Research
  • Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters
  • Scan Balt Academy
  • Hellenic Biochemical Society
  • Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • European Academy of Cancer Sciences

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English