Thomas Braun#

Thomas Braun
Email:thomas.braun 'at'
Membership Number:3638
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim
  • 2004 Full Professor, Univ. of Giessen, Dept. of Internal Medicine and
  • 2000 - 2004 Elected Dean for Research, Medical Faculty, Univ. of Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1998 - 2000 Full Professor, Univ. of Halle-Wittenberg, Medical Faculty, Director of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry
  • 1997 - 1998 Associate Professor, Univ. of Würzburg, Medical Faculty, Inst. of Medical Radiology and Cell Research
  • 1993 - 1997 Staff Scientist, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Univ. of Braunschweig
  • 1987 - 1992 Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Toxicology, Univ. of Hamburg
  • 1991 - 1992 Visiting Scientist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA
  • 1989 EMBO short term fellowship, Visiting Scientist at Medical Research Council Cambridge, England
  • 1989 Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Virology, Oxford, UK; elected member of the Saint Cross College Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular control of heart and skeletal muscle development
  • Epigenetic control of gene expression
  • Stem cells and the regeneration of contractile tissues
  • Aging und adaptation of the cardiovascular system
  • Neuroendocrine Signaling

Honours and Awards
  • 1988 Elected member of the Saint Cross College Oxford
  • 1989 EMBO fellowship
  • 2000 - 2004 Elected Dean for Research, Medical Faculty, Univ. of Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2001 Elected member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
  • 2004 Scientific Member, Max-Planck-Society
  • 2004 - 2012 Elected member of the DFG review board
  • 2005 Vice-Chairman Scientific Advisory Board: Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research, University of Muenster
  • 2005 Scientific Advisory Board: Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Cologne
  • 2006 DFG senate commission on genetic engineering and stem cells
  • 2006 Elected member steering board "Excellence Cluster Cardiopulmonary Research"
  • 2009 Elected member steering board "University Giessen-Marburg Lung Center"
  • 2010 Elected member steering board "Cell Gene Therapy Center"
  • 2009 Chairman, International Max-Planck Research School for Heart and Lung Research

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