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Education and degrees

1968 - 1974 Study of Chemistry, University of Tübingen and Technical University of Berlin
1974
Diploma in Chemistry
1979
Doctoral thesis, Technical University of Berlin
1983 Habilitation, University of Osnabrück

Academic Career

1981  
Research Fellow, University of Osnabrück and SUNY Stony Brook, USA
1984-1985
Research Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, USA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
  USA, Rockefeller University, New York, USA
1982-1985 
Hochschulassistent, University of Osnabrück
1985-1988
Assistant Professor of Biophysics, University of Osnabrück
1987  
Feodor-Lynen-Stipend at the Department of Medical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kyoto, Japan
1988-2007
Director at the Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Research Centre, Jülich
Since 1988 Professor of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Cologne
Since 2000 Whitman Investigator, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, USA
Since 2007 Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society
Since 2008 Scientific Director and Head of Department Molecular Sensory Systems, Center of Advanced European  
  Studies and Research (caesar) Bonn
Since 2008 Professor of Molecular Neurobiology, University of Bonn
2010 - 2011 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne (temporary)

 

Awards and Honors

1978 Member of the Academic Senate Technical University Berlin
1987 Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship
1994 Alcon Research Award 
1999 Novartis Lecture. Keynote lecturer on international conferences
2005 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2013 Member of the Nordrhein-Westfalen Akademie der Wissenschaften

 

Memberships and professional functions

2003   Chairman SAB Kühne Minerva Center, Jerusalem
2002 – 2006 Rapporteur for the Max-Planck Society
1999 – 2008 SAB MPI Experimentelle Medizin, Göttingen
1999 – 2008 SAB MPI Hirnforschung, Frankfurt
2000 – 2006 Chairman SAB Zentrum Molekulare Neurobiologie, Hamburg
2004 – 2009 SAB Fritz-Lipmann-Institut für Altersforschung, Jena
1997 – 2006 SAB Cohn Minerva Center, Weizmann Institute
2003 – 2008 Member of the Minerva-Stipend-Committee
2008 SAB Lead Discovery Center MPG
2012 Chairman Scientific Evaluation MDC Berlin

 

Most important publications

  1. Strünker T, Goodwin N, Brenker C, Kashikar ND, Weyand I, Seifert R, Kaupp UB. (2011) The CatSper channel mediates progesterone-induced Ca2+ influx in human sperm Nature 471, 382-386.
  2. Kaupp UB. (2010) Olfactory signalling in vertebrates and insects: differences and commonalities Nat Rev Neurosci 11, 188-200.
  3. Schröder-Lang S, Schwärzel M, Seifert R, Strünker T, Kateriya S, Looser J, Watanabe M, Kaupp UB, Hegemann P, Nagel G. (2007) Fast manipulation of cellular cAMP level by light in vivo Nat. Methods 4, 39-42.
  4. Körschen HG, Beyermann M, Müller F, Heck M, Vantler M, Koch KW, Kellner R, Wolfrum U, Bode C, Hofmann KP, Kaupp UB. (1999) Interaction of glutanic-acid-rich proteins with the cGMP signalling pathway in rod photoreceptors. Nature 400: 761-6
  5. Gauss R, Seifert R, Kaupp UB. (1998) Molecular identification of a hyperpolarization-activated channel in sea urchin sperm. Nature 393:583-7
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