Axel Ullrich#


Axel Ullrich
Email:ullrich 'at' biochem.mpg.de
Membership Number:1146
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:aullrich
Elected:1991
Homepage:http://www.biochem.mpg.de/en/rd/ullrich



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007–present Scientific Advisor and Program Director of the Singapore Oncogenome (SOG) Project, Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore
  • 2007 Managing Director, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • 1999 Managing Director, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • 1988–present Director, Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • 1984–1988 Staff Scientist - Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1979–1984 Senior Scientist - Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1977–1978 Assistant Research Biochemist - University of California, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1975–1977 Postdoctoral Fellow - University of California, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1972–1973 Postdoctoral Fellow - University of California, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1971–1972 Assistant Biochemist - Institute of Biochemistry, University of Münster, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cancer therapy

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 GIST 2010 Hall of Fame Award, Life Raft Group, Wayne, NJ, USA
  • 2010 Ismar-Boas-Medaille, DGVS, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2009 Emanuel-Merck-Lectureship-Award, Merck KgaA and the University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2009 Sergio Lombroso Award in Cancer Research, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2009 Laurea Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c.) in Medicine and Surgery, University of Chieti, Italy
  • 2009 Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • 2009 Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2008 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research, Pezcoller Foundation, Trento, Italy
  • 2008 Bucher Lecture, 33rd FEBS Congress, Athens, Greece
  • 2008 Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2007 ASMR Medal, The Australian Society for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
  • 2007 Warren Alpert Prize, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, U.S.A. (with Dennis Slamon, Michael Shepard, Robert Weinberg)
  • 2007 Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis, Karl Heinz Beckurts-Stiftung, Garching, Germany
  • 2007 Prince Mahidol Award of Medicine, Prince Mahidol Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2006 Deutsche Krebshilfe Preis 2005, Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid) e.V., Germany
  • 2005 Warburg Medal, Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), Germany
  • 2005 Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • 2005 European BioBusiness Leadership Award, USC Marshall School of Business, U.S.A.
  • 2005 Clifford Prize for Cancer Research (also known as “Shiraz Prize”) awarded by the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia
  • 2005 EMBO “Silver Lecture”, Candiolo, Italy
  • 2003 King Faisal International Prize for Medicine, King Faisal Foundation, Saudi Arabia
  • 2003 Meyer-Schwickerath Lecture, Society of Medical Science, Essen, Germany
  • 2003 Honorary Member of The World Innovation Foundation
  • 2002 Virchow Lecture, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2002 IJC-Meyenburg Lecture, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2001 Busenfreund, a prize awarded by mamazone – women and science against breast cancer e.V.
  • 2001 Robert-Koch Prize of the Robert-Koch-Foundation
  • 2001 International Fellow, Garvan Institute of Cancer Research, Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 Honorary Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2000 Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award, American Association for Cancer Research
  • 2000 Elected Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1999 Ludwig Heilmeyer Lecture, The International Society of Gastroenterological Carcinogenesis, Ulm
  • 1998 German Cancer Prize of the German Cancer Society, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1997 Gold Medal and “XXII Lorenzini” Annual Lecture, Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini,Medical Science Foundation, Bari, Italy
  • 1996 11th Annual Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, U.S.A.
  • 1996 Honorary Professor - Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • 1996-1998 Visiting Professor, Académie de Paris, Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 1991 Prix Antoine Lacassagne from La Ligue Nationale Française Contre le Cancer, Paris, France
  • 1991 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1990 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1990 Mildred Scheel Memorial Lecture, Modern Trends in Human Leukemia Conference, Hamburg
  • 1988 Berthold Medal of the German Society for Endocrinology
  • 1987 Paul Langerhans Medal of the German Diabetes Society
  • 1987 John W. Cline Memorial Lecturer (sponsored by the American Cancer Society), UCLA
  • 1987 First Annual Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture, University of Massachusetts
  • Memberships in Scientific Societies
  • The American Society for Cell Biology
  • Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V.
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
  • Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft
  • International Life Science Forum
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Elected Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences


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