Matthias W. Hentze#


Matthias W. Hentze
Email:hentze 'at' embl.de
Membership Number:4314
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:mhentze
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2013 - present Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg
  • 2005- 2013 Associate Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2005 - present Professor (apl.), Medical Faculty, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2002 - present Co-Director “Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit”, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg/EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1998 - present Senior Scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1996 - 2005 Dean of Graduate Studies, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1989 - present Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1987 - 1989 Visiting Associate, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
  • 1985 - 1987 Guest Researcher, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
  • 1985 Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, St. Vinzenz Hospital, Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular medicine
  • RNA biology
  • RNA-binding proteins
  • Regulation of metabolism
  • Translational control
  • Iron homeostasis

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 - Elected Corresponding Member, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2015 - Elected Director, The RNA Society, (2016-2019)
  • 2015 - The Feodor Lynen Medal and Lecture, German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)
  • 2011 - European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant
  • 2010 - Honorary Faculty Member, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
  • 2007 - Lautenschlaeger Research Prize of the University of Heidelberg
  • 2006 - Elected Member of the German Academy of Sciences 'Leopoldina'
  • 2003 - Elected Director of the International BioIron Society (IBIS)
  • 2000 - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 1997 - Elected Member of “European Molecular Biology Organization” (EMBO)


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