Walter Neupert#


Walter Neupert
Email:christine.werner 'at' med.uni-muenchen.de
Membership Number:872
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:wneupert
Elected:1990
Homepage: http://www.cipsm.de/en/aboutCIPSM/members/neupertWalter/index.html?style=0
https://www.biochem.mpg.de/en/rg/neupert




Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2008 Max Planck Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried/Munich
  • 1983 - 2010 Professor and Chair, Adolf-Butenandt-Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of Munich
  • 1979 - 1983 Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • 1977 - 1979 Associate Professor, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • 1972 - 1977 Privatdozent, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University of Munich
  • 1969 - 1972 Assistant Professor, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University of Munich

Fields of Scholarship
  • Structure and biogenesis of cell organelles, in particular of mitochondria
  • Intracellular protein traffic
  • Folding and assembly of proteins
  • Molecular chaperones
  • ATP-dependent proteases in mitochondria
  • Structure and function of membrane proteins
  • Morphology, fusion and fission of mitochondria
  • Motility and inheritance of mitochondria
  • Mitochondrial genomics and proteomics
  • Mitochondrial diseases

Honours and Awards
  • Ferdinand-Springer Lecturer FEBS (1991)
  • Bernard Axelrod Lecturership in Biochemistry (1992)
  • Heinrich-Wieland-Prize (1993)
  • Feldberg-Foundation Prize (1996)
  • E.C. Slater Lecturer (1997)
  • Gairdner-Foundation Prize (1998)
  • Schleiden-Medal of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (1999)
  • Otto Warburg-Medal of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2000)
  • E.B. Wilson Award of the American Society for Cell Biology (2000)
  • Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) 1. Cl. of the Federal Republic of Germany (2000)
  • Bayerischer Verdienstorden (Bavarian Cross of Merit) of the Government of Bavaria (2003)
  • Felix-Wankel-Animal Protection Prize (2003)
  • Fawcett Lecture, Harvard University (2007)
  • Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst (2008)
  • Otto-Warburg-Lecture, University of Bayreuth (2010)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • Corresponding Member of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Academy of Sciences (1996)
  • Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1999)
  • Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2005)
  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • Member of the EMBO Council (1996 – 1998)
  • Member of the Elected Member of the American Society for Microbiology (2003)
  • Chairman of the European Molecular Biology Council (1997- 2000)
  • Member of the Senate and Council of the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (1996-2002)


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