Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Boris Pfander
Dr. Boris Pfander
Phone:+49 89 8578-3050

MPI of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried

DNA Replication & Genome Integrity



2001 - 2005

Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany:

PhD – Biology


PhD Thesis on “Regulation of genome stability by SUMO- and ubiquitin-modification of PCNA“ (Supervisor: Stefan Jentsch)

1995 - 2000

University of Hannover & Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany:

Diploma – Biochemistry


Diploma Thesis on “Characterization of NGF-induced phosphorylation of endocytotic proteins in PC12-cells“ (Supervisor: Rudolf Bauerfeind)



Research Experience:


Since 2010

Independent Junior Group Leader (Otto-Hahn-Nachwuchsgruppe)

at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry

2006 - 2010

Postdoctoral fellow with John Diffley at the London Research Institute,

CRUK, South Mimms, UK

2005 - 2006

Postdoctoral fellow with Stefan Jentsch at the Max Planck Institute of

Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

2001 - 2005

PhD work with Stefan Jentsch at the Max Planck Institute of

Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany


Undergraduate work with Rudolf Bauerfeind at the Hannover Medical

School, Hannover, Germany





2007- 2010

Human Frontier Science Program Long Term Fellowship


EMBO Long Term Fellowship


Otto-Hahn Program (Max-Planck Society, Germany)


Otto-Hahn Medal (Max-Planck Society, Germany)


MPIB Junior Research Award (Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany)

Awards to Lab Members:

2017 Junior Scientists' Publication Award (MPI of Biochemistry) to Susanne Bantele
2017 Travel Stipend (Keystone Symposium, Santa Fe, NM, USA) to Susanne Bantele
2016 Travel Award (DGDR meeting, Essen, Germany) to Susanne Bantele
2014 Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) PhD Fellowship to Karl-Uwe Reußwig
2014 Poster Prize (30th Ernst Klenk Symposium, Cologne, Germany) to Lissa Princz
2014 Travel Award (DGDR meeting, Mainz, Germany) to Dalia Gritenaite
2013 Chemiefonds PhD Fellowship to Susanne Bantele


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