Institute of Psychiatry, Copenhagen, Denmark
Michael Eriksen BENROS is a Professor of Immuno-Psychiatry at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen, and head of Biological and Precision Psychiatry at Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital. He is an expert in Immuno-Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Precision Psychiatry.
Prof. Benros has been at the forefront of the emerging field of Immuno-Psychiatry and his research has helped progress within the field thanks to several landmark papers highlighting the association between immune-related factors and mental illness utilizing Danish nationwide registers and biobanks, clinical studies and meta-analysis. His group’s meta-analysis has, amongst others, highlighted the potential treatment effects of immune modulating drugs for depression and psychotic disorders.
Prof. Benros is a board member of the Psychiatric Immunology Section of the World Psychiatric Association, co-PI on the DanFunD study, and he has received a number of awards, including the prestigious Sapere Aude Research Leader award from the Independent Research Fond Denmark.