Nikolaus Pfanner#


Nikolaus Pfanner
Email:nikolaus.pfanner 'at' biochemie.uni-freiburg.de
Membership Number:2320
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:npfanner
Homepage:http://www.biochemie.uni-freiburg.de/ag/pfanner





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 – 2011 President of German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)
  • since 2008 Council Member of University of Freiburg
  • 2002 – 2008 Chairman of Research Board of Medical Faculty Freiburg
  • 1996 – 2000 Chairman of Study Section of Biological Chemistry & Biophysics of German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 1995 – 2006 Coordinator of Collaborative Research Center on “Cellular Functions of Dynamic Protein Interactions” (SFB 388)
  • since 1992 Professor and Chair, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Freiburg
  • 1988 - 1989 Research Fellow, Dept. of Mol. Biology, Princeton University
  • 1987 – 1992 Junior Group Leader, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University of Munich
  • 1985 – 1986 Postdoc, Physiological Chemistry, University of Munich (Prof. Walter Neupert)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biogenesis of Mitochondria: Protein Transport and Assembly
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Targeting, translocation and folding of mitochondrial proteins

Honours and Awards
  • 1985 Summa cum laude, University of Munich
  • 1991 Research Award of University of Munich
  • 1994 Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
  • 1999 Best Lecturer (three times), teaching evaluation of the Medical Faculty Freiburg (Preclinical Lecturers & Study Course Molecular Medicine)
  • 2000 Member of German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2002 Max Planck Research Award
  • 2004 Member of Academy of Sciences Heidelberg
  • 2004 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
  • 2005 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2007 Research Award of German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2008 Research Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg
  • 2011 Hector Research Award
  • 2014 Stein and Moore Award of the Protein Society, USA
  • 2014 Feldberg Prize Lecture


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