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Dr Karin Hellner

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

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, in Germany, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, in Oxford. 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 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. My research focused on the genomic composition and evolution of ovarian tumors and their precursor lesions.

In 2015, I joined Prof. Zondervan's and Prof. Becker's EndoCaRe (Endometriosis Care and Research) team to apply my expertise in the field of reproductive disease. I was recently awarded a grant which supports my efforts to study single cell transcriptomics in endometriosis.

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Recent Publications

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