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Born:
Citizenship:
October 19, 1943 in Lauban, Germany
Germany
 

Education

04/1964 – 04/1971

University of Tübingen, Germany - Diploma in Biochemistry

05/1971 – 03/1972

University of Münster, Germany, Institute of Biochemistry

04/1972 – 09/1975

University of Heidelberg, Germany - Ph.D. Molecular Genetics

 
Professional Appointments
05/1971 – 03/1972  Assistant Biochemist - Institute of Biochemistry, University of Münster, Germany 
10/1975 – 09/1977 Postdoctoral Fellow - University of California, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, San Francisco, U.S.A.
10/1977 – 12/1978 Assistant Research Biochemist - University of California, San Francisco, U.S.A.
01/1979 – 10/1984 Senior Scientist - Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, U.S.A.
11/1984 – 06/1988 Staff Scientist - Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, U.S.A.
12/1988 – present Director - Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
1999 Managing Director – Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
07/2004 – present Visiting Scientist and Research Director of the Singapore Oncogenome (SOG) Project, Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM),
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore
2007 Managing Director – Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
2007 – 2011 Scientific Advisor and Program Director of the Singapore Oncogenome (SOG) Project, Institute of Medical Biology (IMB),
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore
2010 – 2013 Distinguished Visiting Professor King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 
Advisory Board Memberships
1991 – 1995 Science Advisory Board, Hagedorn Research Institute, Denmark
1991 Co-Founder SUGEN, Inc., South San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
09/1991 – 08/1999 Board of Directors and Science Advisory Board, SUGEN, Inc.,
South San Francisco, U.S.A.
1992 – present Advisory Board, Max Planck Innovation GmbH, Munich, Germany
1992 – 2000 Vice Chairman Advisory Board, Hans Knöll Institut, Jena, Germany
1995 – 2002 Science Advisory Board, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, USA
1996 – 2002 Founder and Vice Chairman of Academic Board - Cooperation Laboratory for Biological Signal Transduction Research,
Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
1996 – 2004 Chairman Advisory Board, Max Planck Innovation GmbH, Munich, Germany
07/1997 – 07/2007 Supervisory Board, BioM AG, Martinsried, Germany
1998 Co-Founder Virgene/Axxima Pharmaceuticals AG, Martinsried, Germany
1998 – 2004 Board of Directors, Axxima Pharmaceuticals AG, Martinsried, Germany
01/1999 – 12/1999 Co-Chairman Clinical Science Advisory Board, SUGEN/Pharmacia, U.S.A.
09/1999 – 03/2003 Science Advisory Board, SUGEN/Pharmacia, U.S.A.
2000 – 2004 International Advisory Council (IAC), Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore
09/2001 Founder of U3 Pharma AG, Martinsried, Germany
2001 – 05/2008 Chairman of the Board of Directors, U3 Pharma AG, Martinsried, Germany
2001 – 2003 Science Advisory Board, RZPD (German Resource Center for Genome Research), Berlin, Germany
2001 – present Science Advisory Board, Biomedicum, Helsinki, Finland
05/2003 – present One-North Resource Advisory Panel,
JTC Corporation and Ministry for the Environment, Singapore
07/2003 – 06/2006 Advisory Board, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ingelheim, Germany
2003 – 2004 International Panel for the Planning of a Research-Intensive University,
Ministry of Education, Singapore
08/2003 – 08/2006 Board of Trustees, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
12/2003 Scientific Committee, Genoma España, Madrid, Spain
11/2005 – present Scientific Advisory Board, University of Montreal, Groupe de Recherche
Universitaire sur le Médicament (GRUM), Canada
12/2005 Co-Founder of Kinaxo Biotechnologies GmbH, Martinsried, Germany
04/2006 – present Academic Research Council (ARC) of National Research Foundation (NRF), Singapore
08/2006 – present Scientific Advisory Board, Receptor BioLogix, Inc., San Francisco, USA
06/2007 – present Scientific Advisory Board, Centenary Institute, Newtown, Australia
05/2008 – present Advisory Board, Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Candiolo, Italy
05/2008 – present Advisory Board, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg, Germany
 

Memberships in Scientific Societies

Academia Europaea
TheAmerican Society for Cell Biology
Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V.
American Association for Cancer Research
International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft
International Life Science Forum
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Elected Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Elected Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Extramural Responsibilities

Editorial Board, Cancer Research
Editorial Board, Growth Factors
Editorial Board, Molecular Brain Research
Editorial Board, Receptors and Channels
Editorial Board, Journal of Cellular Physiology
Editorial Board, Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
Editorial Board, Molecules and Cells
Editorial Board, Molecular Cancer Research
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Current Signal Transduction Therapy
Editorial Board, EMBO Molecular Medicine
 

Honors and Awards

1987 Paul Langerhans Medal of the German Diabetes Society
1987 John W. Cline Memorial Lecturer (sponsored by the American Cancer Society), UCLA
1987 First Annual Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture, University of Massachusetts
1988 Berthold Medal of the German Society for Endocrinology
1990 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization
1990 Mildred Scheel Memorial Lecture, Modern Trends in Human Leukemia Conference, Hamburg
1991 Prix Antoine Lacassagne from La Ligue Nationale Française Contre le Cancer, Paris, France
1996 11th Annual Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, U.S.A.
1996 Honorary Professor - Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
1996-98 Visiting Professor, Académie de Paris, Sorbonne, Paris, France
1997 Gold Medal and “XXII Lorenzini” Annual Lecture, Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini,
Medical Science Foundation, Bari, Italy
1998 German Cancer Prize of the German Cancer Society, Frankfurt, Germany
1999 Ludwig Heilmeyer Lecture, The International Society of Gastroenterological Carcinogenesis, Ulm
2000 Honorary Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany
2000 Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award, American Association for Cancer Research
2000 Elected Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
2001 Busenfreund, a prize awarded by mamazone – women and science against breast cancer e.V.
2001 Robert-Koch Prize of the Robert-Koch-Foundation
2001 International Fellow, Garvan Institute of Cancer Research, Sydney, Australia
2002 Virchow Lecture, University of Würzburg, Germany
2002 IJC-Meyenburg Lecture, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2003 King Faisal International Prize for Medicine, King Faisal Foundation, Saudi Arabia
2003 Meyer-Schwickerath Lecture, Society of Medical Science, Essen, Germany
2003 Honorary Member of The World Innovation Foundation
2005 Warburg Medal, Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), Germany
2005 Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
2005 European BioBusiness Leadership Award, USC Marshall School of Business, U.S.A.
2005 Clifford Prize for Cancer Research (also known as “Shiraz Prize”) awarded by the
Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia
2005 EMBO “Silver Lecture”, Candiolo, Italy
2006 Deutsche Krebshilfe Preis 2005, Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid) e.V., Germany
2007 ASMR Medal, The Australian Society for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
2007 Warren Alpert Prize, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, U.S.A.
(with Dennis Slamon, Michael Shepard, Robert Weinberg)
2007 Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis, Karl Heinz Beckurts-Stiftung, Garching, Germany
2007 Prince Mahidol Award of Medicine, Prince Mahidol Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
2008 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research, Pezcoller Foundation, Trento, Italy
2008 Bucher Lecture, 33rd FEBS Congress, Athens, Greece
2008 Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2009 Emanuel-Merck-Lectureship-Award, Merck KgaA and the University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
2009 Sergio Lombroso Award in Cancer Research, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
2009 Laurea Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c.) in Medicine and Surgery, University of Chieti, Italy
2009 Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
2009 Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary
2010 Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine, Wolf Foundation, Israel
2010 MTTC Lifetime Achievement Award, ESMO, Madrid, Spain
2010 GIST 2010 Hall of Fame Award, Life Raft Group, Wayne, NJ, USA
2010 Ismar-Boas-Medaille, DGVS, Stuttgart, Germany
2012 Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c.), University of
Athens, Greece
2012 Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c.), Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2012 FEBS Lecture, EACR 22, IMPPC Barcelona, Spain
2012 Lennox K Black International Prize for Excellence in Biomedical Research, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
2012 Election to the Hall of Fame of German Science, Manager Magazine, Essen, Germany
2013 Elected Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2014 CRRT International Cancer Research Award, Cancer Research Relief and Trust, Chennai
2014 Elected fellow of the AACR Academy Class of 2014, American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego
2017 Johann-Georg-Zimmermann Medal, Hannover, Germany
   
   
   
 
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