Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Prof. Dr. med. Jens C Brüning - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

2018: Visiting Miller Professor, University of California/Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, CA, USA
since 2014: Tenured Professor at the Medical Faculty, University of Cologne
since 2013: Visiting Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, USA since 2011: Director of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany (former Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research)
since 2011: Director of the Policlinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine (PEDP) at the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
2009 - 2011: Max-Planck Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
2007 - 2019: Founding Director and Coordinator of the Cologne Excellence Cluster “Cellular stress responses in aging-associated diseases (CECAD)”, University of Cologne, Germany
2006 - 2008: Acting Director of the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Germany
2003 - 2014: Tenured professor at the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Germany; Head of Department of Mouse Genetics and Metabolism
2001 - 2003: Attending physician, 2nd Department for Internal Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany
2002: “Venia legendi” for Internal Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany
2001: Board Exam in Internal Medicine
2001: Board Exam in Endocrinology
1997 - 2001: Resident in Internal Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Germany, and establishment of research group at the University of Cologne, Germany
1996 - 1997: Mary K - Iacocca Fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA
1994 - 1997: Post-doctoral Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA in the laboratory of Professor C. Ronald Kahn
1993: Medical doctoral degree, University of Cologne, Germany
1992 - 1994: Resident in Internal Medicine, 2nd Department for Internal Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany
1985 - 1992: Medical School, University of Cologne, Germany

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

2020: Ernst Schering Prize 2020
2020: EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence
2019: Heinrich Wieland Award of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation
2018: Carl-Friedrich v. Weizsäcker Award of the Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences Germany
2018: Paul Langerhans-Medal of the German Diabetes Association (DDG)
2017: Elected Member, Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences Germany
2017: Hansen Family Award, Bayer Science and Education Foundation
2016: ERC Advanced Grant
2013: Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
2011: Elected Member “European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)”
2009: Ernst Jung-Award for Medicine of the Ernst Jung-Foundation, Hamburg
2008: Minkowski Prize of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
2007: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

 

Publications

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