Chair of Bioinformatics

    Thomas Dandekar


    Bioinformatik, Biozentrum, Am Hubland, D-97074 Universitaet Wuerzburg
    Tel.: +49 (0)931 31-84551, Fax: +49 (0)931 31-84552

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Dandekar

    Curriculum Vitae

    • Name:
      Prof. Thomas Dandekar
    • Born:
      July 23rd, 1960; Alpen/Moers, Germany (German citizen)
    • Dept.:
    • Address:
      Biocenter, Am Hubland
      University of Würzburg
      97074 Würzburg, Germany
    • Current position:
      head, dept. of bioinformatics (since Dec. 2001)
      member of the board of directors of the Biocenter (since Feb. 2002)
    • Education
      1994        Habilitation in Biochemistry: University of Heidelberg
      1982-86  MD: Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Neuropharmacology, Martinsried
      1979-86  Studies in Medicine: University of Munich
    • Professional Career and Research Experience
      2001-present    Full professor (C4), chair of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Würzburg
      2000-01             Reader (AR) for Bioinformatics, Medical School Freiburg

      1988–present  Scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg
      1987–1988       Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France

      • Honors and Awards

        Since 2019    Partner of the NFDI (Nationale Forschungsdaten Initiative)
        2018-2019     Advisor to the President of the DFG on Digitalization
        2017               Appointment as member of the priority inititative "Digital Information" of the Alliance  of Science Organisations in Germany
        2015               Member of the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation (Selection Board)
        2015               Emerging Technology Finalist Royal Society (Nanocellulose Chip)
        2009–2011   Dean, faculty of biology (2007-2009; 2011-2013 vice dean)
        2007               BMC Hot 100 Scientist Award for Top Open Access Publications
        2005–2007   Speaker of the Biocenter, University of Würzburg (2003-2005 vice-speaker)
        1989–1991   Boehringer Ingelheim Fellow

      • Editorial Boards
        2015–present  Scientific Reports (Nature Publ.)
        2013–present  Frontiers in Synthetic Biology
        2013–present  Frontiers in Microbiology
        2013–present  Biology Direct
        2008–present  Associate Editor BMC Bioinformatics