Thomas Benzing – Biographical Sketch

Thomas Benzing is Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department II of Internal Medicine at the University of Cologne. Benzing received his MD and clinical training at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

During his postdoctoral research at the Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology, University of Frankfurt and at Harvard Medical School, Boston, he focused on various aspects of signaling in kidney disease.

Since 2007 Benzing is Professor and Chairman of the Department II of Internal Medicine and Director of the Kidney Research Center Cologne. Benzing is Chair of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne and also founding member of the Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD) and scientific coordinator of Systems Biology of Aging Cologne (Sybacol.

Thomas Benzing has been awarded with numerous prizes and awards including the Volhard Prize, the Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine as well as honorary fellowships by several societies including the American Society of Nephrology.

He is elected member of the Ludwig Heilmeyer Society, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

 

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing
Chair
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne
CMMC-Research Building
50931 Cologne

e-mail: cmmc-office[at]uni-koeln.de
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Chair

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing, Chair of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne