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Matthias Hentze

Director, EMBL
Meyerhofstrasse 1
D-69117 Heidelberg
Germany

Co-Director of the EMBL/ Heidelberg Univ. “Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit”
Im Neuenheimer Feld 150
D-69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Phone: +49-6221-387 501 (office)
+49-6221-387 502/145/139 (lab)
Fax:  +49-6221-387 518

e-mail: hentze@embl.de

Education

1978-1981 Medizinische Fakultät, Westfälische-Wilhelms-Univ. Münster, Germany
1981-1982 Southampton Medical School, Great Britain
1982-1983 Medizinische Fakultät und Physiologisch-Chemisches Institut,Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
1983-1984 Glasgow Medical School, Cambridge Medical School and Oxford Medical School, Great Britain
1984 3. Ärztl. Prüfung and Approbation als Arzt

Doctoral Thesis (M.D.): 1984

Physiologisch-Chemisches Institut, Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, (Prof. K. von Figura)
Influence of amino acid analogs on maturation, transport and stability of cathepsin D in human skin fibroblasts.

Habilitation: 1990

Fakultät für Theoretische Medizin der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg für das Fach Medizinische Molekularbiologie

Since 2005 Professor for Molecular Medicine (apl. Prof.) at Medical Faculty of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

Professional

07/13 – now Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
07/05 – 07/13 Associate Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
03/05 – now Professor (apl.), Medical Faculty of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
01/02 – now Co-Director Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, University of Heidelberg/EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
04/98 – 06/05 Senior Scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
03/96 – 06/05 Dean of Graduate Studies, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
05/89 – now Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
08/87-04/89 Visiting Associate, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, U.S.A.
08/85-07/87 Guest Researcher, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, U.S.A.
02/85-07/85 Assistant Physician, InternalMedicine, St. Vinzenz Hospital, Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany

Awards and Honors

2007 Lautenschlager Research Prize of Heidelberg University
2006 Elected member of the Academia Leopoldina
2003 Elected Director of the International BioIron Society (IBIS)
2003 Elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences
2000 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Council (DFG)
1997 Elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
1985 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: Postdoctoral fellowship
2005 The EMBO Lecture, 1st International BioIron Congress, Prague
2004 Greek Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keynote Speaker
2003 Research Fellows Visiting Professor, Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
2002 CBM Madrid Severo Ochoa Lecture Avances en Biologia Molecular
2001 Rockefeller University, Student and Postdoc Sponsored Seminar
2000 Erasmus Lecture on Genetics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2000 Israel Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keynote Speaker

Editorial Positions

since 2004 Editorial Board, Molecular Cell
since 2004 Editorial Board, J. Molecular Medicine
since 2003 Editorial Board, BioMed Central Molecular Biology
since 2000 Advisory Editorial Board, EMBO Reports
since 1999 Editorial Board, EMBO J.
since 1997 Editorial Board, RNA
1997-2004 Editorial Board, Nitric Oxide-Biology and Chemistry
since 1996 Editorial Board, trends in Biochemical Sciences [TiBS]

Scientific Advisory Boards/Panels

since 2007 Scientific Advisory Board, ENCODE, Sanger Institute/EBI, Hinxton, UK
since 2007 Scientific Advisory Board, Wellcome Trust Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. Programme, UK
since 2007 Scientific Advisory Cpmmittee, Center for Molecular Biology (CMBSO), Madrid, Spain
since 2003 International Scientific Advisory Committee, Centro de Investigation Cooperativa en Biosciencias (CIC-Biogune), Zamudio, Spain
2003-2005 EMBO Science and Society Committee
2002/2003 Founding Committee member of the International BioIron Society
2002-2005 Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, Biologie/Medizin für das Forschungsschwerpunktprogramm
1998-2001 Member of Board, European Association for Higher Education in Biotechnology
1998-2001 Chair of the Curriculum Committee, European Association for Higher Education in Biotechnology
1999-2007 Advisory Board of Directors, Minerva Center for Calcium and Bone Metabolism, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
2000 (Ad Hoc)Member, Gulbenkian Ph.D. Programme Advisory Panel

Affiliations

Academia Leopoldina ± Elected member
European Academy of Sciences – Elected member
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) – Elected member
RNA Society
International BioIron Society
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie
The Nitric Oxide Society

Other professional activities

05/00-05/04 Co-Founder and SAB member Anadys Pharmaceuticals Inc., San Diego-Heidelberg-Boston (Nasdaq ANDS)

Publications

>180 International scientific publications

Personal

DoB. January 25, 1960
Citizenship German
Marital Status Married, three children
Hobbies European History of the 19th and 20th centuryArts: Impressionism, Expressionism and Modern Art

Traveling and foreign cultures

Collecting wine

SportsMarathon running, skiing