Hreinn Benónísson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Hreinn was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986. He did his BSc and MSc degrees in the University of Iceland where he focused on Immunology. He finished his PhD. at the Leids Universtaire Medisch Centre (LUMC) in November 2019 which focused on immune therapies against melanoma.
Within the research field he has a specific interest in everything involved with antibodies.

Outside the research field, Hreinn likes to regularly read a Wodehouse novel, read weekly the manga One Piece and drink outside in a good weather the beer Duchesse de Bourgogne.

Academic Background

  • PhD., Leiden University (Netherlands);
  • Master’s Degree, Landspitali University Hospital (Iceland);
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, University of Iceland (Iceland).