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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2015
Habilitation “Cytoskeletal Mechanisms in Neurite Formation”, Department Systemic Cell Biology, Max Planck In­sti­tute of Molecular Physiology, Germany and Faculty of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology, TU Dort­mund, Germany

2000
PhD thesis “Identification and Characterization of Na+/Phosphate Cotransporter Type II interacting proteins”
Department Epithelial Physiology, Max Planck In­sti­tute of Molecular Physiology, Germany and Faculty of Chem­is­try, TU Dort­mund, Germany

1997
Diploma thesis “Expression and structural characterization of the potential regulatory protein IPAN”
Department Epithelial Physiology, Max Planck In­sti­tute of Molecular Physiology, Germany and Faculty of Chem­is­try, TU Dort­mund, Germany

Current Positions

Since 2011
Group Leader, Department of Systemic Cell Biology, Max Planck In­sti­tute of Molecular Physiology, Germany

Since 2007
Group Leader, Faculty of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology, TU Dort­mund, Germany

Previous Positions

2000 – 2007
Research Associate, Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research In­sti­tute, USA

2000
Postdoctoral Practical,
Disease Group Cardiovascular, Aventis Pharma Deutsch­land GmbH, Germany

Funding

2020-2022
Heisenberg Position “Self-organization of spatio-temporal Rho GTPase activity patterns” (DFG)

2020-2023
Research Grant (associated with Heisenberg Position) “Role of Lbc GEFs in cellular morphodynamics” (DFG)

2019-2022
Research Grant “Optogenetic manipulation of cell contraction signal network dynamics in tumors” (DFG Priority Programme SPP 1926 “Next Generation Optogenetics”; Project lead and concept together with Perihan Nalbant, Uni­ver­sity Duisburg-Essen)

2017-2020
Heisenberg Stipend “Self-organization of cytoskeletal dynamics” (DFG)

2017-2020
Research Grant (associated with Heisenberg stipend) “Self-organization of spatio-temporal Rho GTPase activity patterns” (DFG)

2015-2018
Marie Curie In­no­va­tive Train­ing Network “InCeM: Integrated Component Cycling in Ephithelial Cell Motility”, Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014; Project ID:642866, Associated Partner together with Perihan Nalbant, Uni­ver­sity Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2008-2014
FORSYS Young Investigator Group “Subsystem Interactions in Neuronal Development”, BMBF grant 0315258, Principal Investigator

2010-2013
Project grant "Cell migration and differentiation: Causalities in signal networks of Rho GTPases", MERCUR grant 2010-2022, together with Perihan Nalbant, Uni­ver­sity Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Principal Investigator

2003
Norton B. Gilula Travel Award for Best Oral Presentation, Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research In­sti­tute, USA

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).