Jan Ellenberg#


Jan Ellenberg
Email:jan.ellenberg 'at' embl.de
Membership Number:4530
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:jellenberg
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.embl.de/research/units/cbb/ellenberg/index.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - present Head, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2016 - present Coordinator, Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase II (pan‐European infrastructure for imaging technologies)
  • 2014 - present EMBL Delegate , Euro-BioImaging Interim Board; chair of its Funding Acquisition Working Group
  • 2010 - 2014 Scientific Coordinator, Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase I
  • 2006 - 2009 Coordinator, Gene Expression Unit, EMBL
  • 2006 - present Senior Scientist, EMBL
  • 2004 - present Coordinator, Centre for Molecular and Cellular Imaging, EMBL
  • 1999 - 2005 Group Leader, Gene Expression and Cell Biology/Biophysics Units, EMBL
  • 1998 - 1999 Postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
  • 1995 - 1998 Ph.D. researcher at the NIH, laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NIH

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cell biology
  • Systems biology
  • Cell division
  • Mitosis and meiosis
  • Pre-implantation mammalian development
  • Nuclear and chromosome biology
  • Nuclear pore complex
  • Advanced Microscopy Technologies
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Light-sheet microscopy

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Allen Distinguished Investigator, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group
  • 2016 ERC Advanced Investigator, European Research Council
  • 2016 Honorary doctorate, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
  • 2015 Matthias Schleiden-Lecture, awarded in recognition of groundbreaking work in the molecular cell biology of the cell nucleus by the German Society for Cell Biology
  • 2011 Chair of the Program Committee of the 51st Annual Meeting of American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Denver, CO, USA. First European to chair the largest international cell biology meeting
  • 2006 EMBO Member, European Molecular Biology Organization, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2004 MBL Summer Research Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA
  • 2004 ELSO Early Career Award, European Life Scientist Organisation, ELSO, Sandhausen, Germany
  • 2004 Walter Flemming Medal of the German Society of Cell Biology (DGZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2002 Nikon Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA
  • 1998 - 1999 Visiting Fellow Award of the Fogarty International Center, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 1998 Fellows Award for Research Excellence, NIH
  • 1995 - 1998 Predoctoral fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Stuttgart, Germany

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