Thomas Jenuwein - Curriculum Vitae#


Research interests

chromatin, histone lysine methylation, chromosome stability, epigenetic gene regulation, cell-type inheritance, mammalian Polycomb and Su(var) genes, mouse development

Personal Data and Professional Appointments
  • Born 1956 in Lohr am Main, Germany
  • 1978-1980 University of Erlangen, Germany
  • 1980-1983 University of Heidelberg, Diploma in Molecular Biology
  • 1983-1987 Ph.D. studies at EMBL, Heidelberg, PhD in Molecular Biology
  • 1988-1993 Postdoctoral fellow at UCSF, San Francisco
  • 1990-1993 Special fellow of the Leukemia Society of America
  • 1993-2001 Group leader at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna
  • 2002-2008 Senior Scientist at IMP, Vienna
  • since 2008 Director, Department of Epigenetics at the MPI-IE Freiburg, Germany

Publications, Lectures, Grants and Patents
  • Publications: 104 publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Invitations: more than 200 invited lectures and seminars
  • Meetings: co-organizer of 8 international meetings (EMBL, FASEB, Gordon, MPG, Keystone)
  • Grants: 8 grants since 1996 (FFF, WWFF, EU FP5, GEN-AU, EU FP6, DFG, BMBF)
  • Patents: 3 patent applications and 1 patent (6,555,329 B2)

Public Science and Textbooks
  • 2006 "Henry Stewart Lectures", CD-ROM compilation of narrative lectures
  • 2007 'Epigenetics', a textbook (eds. D. Allis, T. Jenuwein, D. Reinberg and M.L. Caparros), CSHL-Press

International Collaborations and Advisory Boards
  • Coordinator BM: BWK GEN-AU Programs (2003-2005, 2006-2008), “Epigenetic Plasticity of the Mammalian Genome”
  • Coordinator EU FP6, Network of Excellence (2004-2009) "The Epigenome"
  • SAB member Constellation Pharma (Boston, USA) (2008-2013)
  • Panel member European Research Council (ERC), panel LS2 (Epigenetics) (2009)
  • Editorial Board Epigenetics & Chromatin (on-line journal) (since 2008)
  • Member Interim Scientific Steering Committee, International Human Epigenome Consortium, IHEC (2009 - 2011)

External Funding
  • BM:BWK GEN-AU “Epigenetic Plasticity of the Mammalian Genome” (2003-2005, 2006-2008)
  • EU FP6 Network of Excellence “The Epigenome” (2004-2009)
  • SFB 992 MEDEP Medical Epigenetics - From basic mechanisms to clinical applications (2012-2015)
  • DEEP “Deutsches Epigenom Programm” (2012-2016)
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