Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Prof. Dr. Dirk Isbrandt - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

since 2015: Director of the Institute for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cologne
since 2013: W3-Professor for Experimental Neurophysiology, DZNE-Bonn/University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
2009 - 2013: Head of the DFG-Heisenberg Team (W3-Professor) Experimental Neuropediatrics at the Center for Obstetrics and Pediatrics and the Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
2005 - 2006: Visiting scientist in the laboratory of Prof. G. Buzsáki, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University Newark, NJ, USA
1998 - 2008: Research group leader at the Institute for Neural Signal Transduction of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
1996 - 1997: Arzt im Praktikum, Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany; Research group leader at the Children’s Hospital of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
1997: Doctoral thesis, Prof. Dr. Kurt von Figura, University of Göttingen
 MD, Georg-August University Göttingen

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

2008: Award of a DFG-Heisenberg Professorship, positive evaluation by the DFG in 2011 for the second funding period
2007: Award of a ‘Directeur de Recherche’ (DR2, equivalent to associate professor) position by INSERM (Paris, France)
2007: Award of a grant within the international ‘AVENIR’ program by INSERM (Paris, France)
since 2007: Member of German Neuroscience Society (NWG)
since 2007: Member of the German Physiological Society
2006: Dr. Martini Research Prize of the Dr. Martini Foundation Hamburg
since 2006: Member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), USA
2005: Human Frontier Science Project (HFSP); Short-Term Fellowship
2001: Bruno-Kisch Research Prize 2001 of the German Cardiological Society
1997: ‘Summa cum laude’ for MD thesis work


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