Group leader: Marja Jäättelä

Marja Jäättelä is head of Cell Death and Metabolism - Lysosomal Pathways and director of the Center for Autophagy, Recycling and Disease at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center as well as professor of Cell Death and Metabolism at the Copenhagen University. She is elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Danish Royal Academy of Sciences and Finnish Academy Science and Letters and serves in numerous international scientific advisory boards, editorial boards and evaluation panels.

Dr. Jäättelä’s main research interests include the role of lysosomes and autophagy in cancer progression, alternative cell death pathways, maintenance of lysosomal membrane integrity, lipid metabolism and lipid storage disorders.

The translational part of Dr. Jäättelä’s present research focuses on developing clinically relevant acid sphingomyelinase inhibiting cationic amphiphilic drugs for cancer treatment.


Key Funding

Danish National Research Foundation

Novo Nordisk Foundation

Danish Cancer Society