Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Prof. Dr. Carien M Niessen - Curriculum Vitae

Education and Professional Career

since 2019: Member of the Leopoldina
since 2019: Professor, Department Cell Biology of the Skin, CECAD Cologne
since 2019: Speaker Cologne Excellence Cluster on Stress Responses in Ageing-associated Diseases
since 2016: Member "Fachkollegium" DFG "Basics of Biology and Medicine", Cell Biology
since 2015: International Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel of DEBRA (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Association)
since 2015: Speaker Collaborative Research Center SFB 829 " Molecular mechanisms regulating skin homeostasis"
2015 - 2017: (Vice) Chair Gordon Research Conference on "Epithelial Differentiation and Keratinization"
2015: Chair "International meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology"
2014 - 2020: Vice president/president German Society for Cell Biology
since 2014: Speaker Faculty Focus Area "Homeostatic Principles in Metabolism and Tissue Regeneration"
2013 - 2018: Professor, Department of Dermatology and CECAD Cologne
2013 - 2018: Head of Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research
2009 - 2015: Scientific Coordinator Collaborative Research Center SFB 829 " Molecular mechanisms regulating skin homeostasis"
2008 - 2018: Scientific head CECAD Research Platform B 'Education and Career development, Gender equality and Public Outreach’
2008 - 2013: Board member "European Society for Dermatological Research"
2008 - 2012: Professor of Dermato-oncology, University of Cologne
2002 - 2007: Independent Group Leader, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne
1997 - 2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, NY (Laboratory of Dr. B.M. Gumbiner, Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics)
1996: Postdoctoral Fellow The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL (Laboratory of Dr. A. Sonnenberg, Division of Cell Biology)
1991 - 1996: PhD studies "Graduate School for Oncology", Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL
1984 - 1991: Studies in Biology, University of Utrecht, NL

Awards, Distinctions and professional activities

2018: ROSA "Research on Skin Dryness" award
2016: Rudi Cormane Lecture, Annual European Society for Investigative Dermatological Research Meeting
2013: ROSA "Research on Skin Dryness" award
2010: "State of the Art" plenary lecture speaker, SID annual meeting, Atlanta
2008 - 2012: Krebshilfe" (German Cancer Society) W2 Professorship
2006: ROSA "Research on Skin Dryness" award
1999 - 2001: Fellowship Charles A. Dana Foundation
1997 - 1998: Fellowship Dutch Cancer Society



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