Maria Leptin#

Maria Leptin
Email:mleptin 'at'
Membership Number:1860
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2010 Director, European Molecular Biology Organisation, Heidelberg
  • since 1994 Professor, University of Cologne, Institute of Genetics
  • 1989-1994 Research group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
  • 1988 Staff Scientist at the MRC LMB, Cambridge
  • 1984-1987 Postdoctoral fellow in Michael Wilcox lab at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
  • 1979-1983 Doctoral Thesis with Fritz Melchers at the Basel Institute for Immunology (degree 1983 from the University of Heidelberg)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cell and tissue architecture
  • Development
  • Immunology
  • Morphogenesis/development/Drosophila/cytoskeleton/innate immunity

Honours and Awards
  • 1984-1986 EMBO Longterm Research Fellowship
  • 1986-1988 Research Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 1996 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
  • 1998 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2010 Member of the NRW Academy of the Sciences and Arts

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