Jürgen Knoblich - Biography#

Jürgen Knoblich started his scientific carreer as a graduate student at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen. His PhD thesis was on Genetic Analysis of Cyclin Proteins during Drosophila Embryonic Development and was supervised by Dr. Christian Lehner. After his PhD, Jürgen Knoblich joined the laboratory of Drs. Yuh Nung and Lily Jan at the University of California, San Francisco as post doctoral fellow. During this time, he started to work on asymmetric cell division, a topic that has remained the main focus of his research ever since. In 1997, Jürgen Knoblich returned to Europe to become a group leader at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (I.M.P.) in Vienna, Austria. In 2004, he moved next door to the newly founded Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA). He became a senior scientist and was appointed deputy scientific director of the institute in 2005.

Jürgen Knoblich has received several awards such as the Anniversary Award of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) in 2001, the Young Investigator Award of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in 2001 and the Early Career Award of the European Life Scientist Organization (ELSO) in 2003. Jürgen Knoblich is a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) since 2002 and has been elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in 2002. Since 2005, he serves on the EMBO fellowship committee. Jürgen Knoblich is also member of the editorial board of Current Biology since 2002 and the European Journal of Cell Biology since 2004.
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