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Dr Karin Hellner

Fellowships & Awards

  • 2000 - 2001: PhD student fellowship by the Charite - Medical Faculty, Humboldt-University of Berlin
  • 2007 - 2008: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for basic research at Harvard Medical School Boston, USA
  • 2010: DNA Tumor Virus Conference Grant
  • 2010: Brigham & Women's Hospital Peer Mentor Award
  • 2015: Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School (OUCAGS) Career Development Grant
  • 2015: OUCAGS Travel Grant for Clinical Lecturers

Karin Hellner


Clinical Lecturer

  • Locum Consultant Gynaecologist and Colposcopist
  • Clinical Lead for Colposcopy
  • Lead for Cervical Sample Taker Register at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • UK Chief Investigator and Oxford Principal Investigator for REVEAL-01 Trial (therapeutic HPV vaccine VGX-3100)

Biography & Research

I received my medical degree from the Humboldt-University of Berlin in 2003 and split my specialist training between the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, in the UK. I obtained my CCT in February 2015.

In 2007, I interrupted my clinical training and spent 4 years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School / Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, USA, where I have been working on the molecular mechanisms of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated carcinogenesis and drug discovery strategies for cervical cancer.

I joined the University of Oxford as a clinical lecturer in 2011 to work with Prof. Ahmed A. Ahmed at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. Since 2015 I am working with Prof. Zondervan's and Prof. Becker's EndoCaRe (Endometriosis Care and Research) team to apply my expertise in the field of reproductive disease.

I have a strong clinical interest in HPV associated cervical disease and was recently appointed as clinical lead consultant for colposcopy at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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