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Curriculum vitae


  • since 2020
    Full Professor, Director of the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Chair of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
  • 2011-2020 (9 years)
    Assistant Professor, ISREC Foundation Chair in Translational Oncology, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • 2004-2010 (6 years)
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow (from 2007) and Scientist (from 2009), Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, supervisor: Giulio Superti-Furga
  • 2010
    Venia Docendi (Habilitation) in Experimental Hematology: Medical University Vienna
  • 2004
    PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.): European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg and Ruhr Universität Bochum (with distinction/summa cum laude), thesis title: Structural and Functional Analysis of the Non-Receptor Tyrosine Kinase c-Abl, 1st examiner: Alfred Wittinghofer
  • 2001-2002 (6 months)
    Collaboration and research visits: Rockefeller University New York and University of California Berkeley, supervisor: John Kuriyan
  • 2000-2004 (3,5 years)
    PhD studies: European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg, supervisor: Giulio Superti-Furga
  • 1998-1999 (9 months)
    Foreign Research Intern: Rockefeller University New York, supervisor: Magda Konarska
  • 1995-2000 (9 semesters)
    Undergraduate studies in Biochemistry: University of Regensburg, grade: 1.0 (outstanding), degree: Diplom Biochemiker


  • 2016
    European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant
  • 2013
    Polysphère award of the AGEPOLY (Association des Etudiants EPFL) for best teaching in the Faculty of Life Science at EPFL
  • 2008
    Promotion Award for Innovative Interdisciplinary Cancer Research of the City of Vienna
  • 2007
    Finalist Austrian Life Science Award
  • 2005
    Finalist Millipore Young Cell Signaller Award
  • 2004
    Walter and Christine Richtzenhain-Prize for Cancer Research of the German Cancer Research Center
  • 2004
    Altana Prize for the best dissertation in biochemistry/molecular biology of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)
  • 2002-2004
    Study Fund Fellowship of the Aventis Foundation
  • 2001+2011
    EMBO Short Term Fellowship (two awards)
  • 1996-2003
    Scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes; two awards: as undergraduate and graduate student)