Dietmar Vestweber#

Dietmar Vestweber
Membership Number:1863
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2001 Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster
  • 1999 - 2001 Director, Max Planck Institute for Physiological and Clinical Research, Bad Nauheim
  • since 1994 Full Professor (C4) of Cell Biology, Medical Faculty WWU
  • 1994 - 2006 Director, Institute for Cell Biology at the Centre for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE), University of Münster (WWU)
  • 1990 - 1994 Head of an Independent Research Group, Hans-Spemann-Laboratory at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg
  • 1987 - 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. G. Schatz Biocentre, Department of Biochemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 1986 Postdoctoral Fellow with R. Kemler, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Max Planck Society, Tübingen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Leukocyte trafficking in immune surveillance and inflammation
  • Molecular mechanisms that control the integrity of endothelial cell contacts and the formation of blood vessel

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Elected Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
  • 2002 Elected Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 1998 Elected Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the DFG
  • 1996 Award for Basic Medical Research, SmithKline Beecham Foundation
  • 1996 Award of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Science
  • 1993 Research Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg
  • 1985 Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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