Research interests
  • Genome analysis and molecular biology of pediatric kidney tumors
  • miRNA processing genes as oncogenic drivers
  • epigenetics and chromatin remodelling in tumor formation
  • Notch signalling and cardiovascular developmental biology
  • mouse models of human disease
  • 1979 - 1986 Medical School, Justus-Liebig-University (JLU), Gießen, Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1982-1986 Doctoral thesis work (Dr. med.) Institut for Virology, JLU Gießen
  •  1992 Habilitation (Human Genetics and Molecular Biology), Philipps-University, Marburg
Professions Carreer
  • 1986-1989 Research Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Research Fellow in Genetics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA (USA)
  • 1990-1993 Research Assistant (Group leader) at the Medical Center for Human Genetics, Philipps-University, Marburg
  • 1993-2007 Professor of Physiological Chemistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Würzburg
  • 2002-2007 Speaker, Research training group 639 “Tumorinstability”
  • 2004-2013  Board / Vice speaker, Research training group 1048 “Organogenesis”
  • 2007-2011 Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty
  • since 2008 Chair of Developmental Biochemistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Würzbu
  • since 2011 Dean of Student Affairs for Biomedicine
Dean of Studies for Bachelor and Master Programmes
  • Degree Programme Biomedicine, Degree Programme Speaker
  • Elite Graduate Programme Translational Medicine (starts summer term 2018), Degree Programme Speaker  
Other positions

Chair of Developmental Biochemistry
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

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Fax: +49 931 31-87038

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