Peter B. Becker#

Peter B. Becker
Email:pbecker 'at'
Membership Number:2452
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2008 Acting Director of the Adolf‐Butenandt‐Institute, Germany
  • 1999 Full Professor and Head of Molecular Biology Section, Adolf-Butenandt-Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München
  • 1996-1999 Group leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg
  • 1996 Habilitation
  • 1988-1996 Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Carl Wu, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 1987-1989 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. G. Schütz, DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1987 Ph.D. Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Chromatin structure and function
  • Regulation of gene expression by epigenetic principles
  • Molecularbiology

Honours and Awards
  • 1987 Young Investigators Award, "Society for Molecular Biology", Heidelberg
  • 1988 Richtzenhain-Prize for Cancer Research, DKFZ, Heidelberg
  • 2000 Elected Member of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation)
  • 2005 Gottfried-Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 2007 Elected Member of the German Academy of Science "Leopoldina"
  • 2007 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2011 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant awarded

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