Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Hospital Physician, MD, PhD
Klaus Bønnelykke received his medical degree from the University of Copenhagen in 2002 and finished his PhD entitled “Intrauterine and genetic factors in early childhood sensitization” at COPSAC in 2010. He has been Clinical Research Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen and Herlev-Gentofte University Hospital since 2016, visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago from 2016-17, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen and Herlev-Gentofte University Hospital since 2019.
Klaus’ research focus is early origins and functional subtypes (endotypes) of asthma, allergy and eczema with a particular emphasis on genetics. This has resulted in novel discoveries of susceptibility genes and other risk factors for asthma, eczema and allergy. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in international medical journals.
He has been the recipient of several international research awards including the European Respiratory Society Romain Pauwels Research Award (2019), the Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship (2014), the Klosterfrau Research Award for Outstanding Research in Pediatric Pulmonology (2014) and the ERS Best Publication Maurizio Vignola Award for Innovation in Pneumology (2014).
Klaus is supervisor for several PhD-students and has a leading role in the COPSAC genetics and bioinformatics group.