Senior scientific founders
Niels Behrendt, PhD, DSc
Professor Behrendt of the Finsen Laboratory, University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital, is a world leading expert in cell/ECM interactions, extracellular proteolysis, endocytic receptors and cancer invasion. Together with Lars Engelholm, he originally identified, and cloned the cDNA, for the uPARAP protein
As Section Head at the Finsen Laboratory, Niels leads research programs on collagen degradation mechanisms as well as other ECM components and cellular receptors in cancer, as well as targeted strategies for therapeutic intervention
Lars H. Engelholm, PhD
Associate Professor Engelholm is a Group Leader in the Cancer Invasion section of the Finsen Laboratory. An expert in the field, he originally generated a uPARAP knock-out mouse, which was instrumental for subsequent development of multi-species cross-reactive antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic use in the early Adcendo programs.
As an expert also in animal models and several advanced laboratory techniques, he also acts as lead scientist in Adcendo’s ADC program