Irene Schulz-Hofer#

Irene Schulz-Hofer
Email:irene.schulz.hofer 'at'
Membership Number:769
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2007 Retirement
  • 1991-2006 Full Professor, Physiology, University of the Saarland, Homburg, Saar/Germany
  • 1967-1991 Research postition at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics and Lecturer at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt(Main)/Germany
  • 1966-1967 Postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md./USA
  • 1966 Thesis for medical doctor (Ph.D.) at the Free University in Berlin/Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Exocrine glands (exocrine pancreas, salivary glands)
  • Pancreatic duct cells
  • Bicarbonate secretion
  • Pancreatic acinar cells
  • Exocrine secretion
  • Signal transduction
  • Calcium signaling
  • Intracellular Ca2+ handling
  • Ca2+ transport mechanisms
  • Intracellular Ca2+ pools
  • Intracellular vesicle transport
  • Zymogen granules
  • Protein phosphorylation
  • Protein-protein interaction
  • Cellular mechanisms in pancreatitis

Honours and Awards
  • since 2008 Class spokesperson of Class II in the Leopoldina
  • since 2007 Spokesperson and Vice Senator of the section “Physiology“ in the Leopoldina
  • since 2005 Head of Section Physiology, “Gastrointestinal Physiology“ in the Faculty1000
  • since 1990 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1981 Award of the Rhein-Main-Society for Gastroenterology

Highlights of my work and anecdotes
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