Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. Wilhelm Stoffel - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

1967 - 1995: Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne
1964: Visiting Professor Rockefeller University New York
1962: University lectureship (Habilitation), University of Cologne
1961 - 1962: Research Associate, Biochemistry, University of Cologne
1959 – 1961: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biochemistry, ETH Zurich
1959: Ph.D. Chemistry, Rockefeller University New York and University of Cologne
1957 - 1959: Research associate, The Rockefeller University, New York
1957: Diploma, Institute of  Organic Chemistry, University of Bonn and Stockholm
1953 - 1957: Chemistry, University of Bonn
1952: M. D. degree, Cologne
1951: Research fellow: Inst. of Biochemistry, University of Uppsala,        
1947 - 1952: Medicine, University of Cologne
1938 - 1947: Staatlisches  Apostel - Gymnasium, Cologne

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

1998: Zülch Prize for Neuoscience Reasearch, Max Planck Society
1994: Fogarthy International Scholar
1993 - 1997: Member of the German-American Academic Council
1993 - 1996: Founder and Acting chairman of the First German Interdisciplinary Center of Molecular Medicine (ZMMK, CMMC)
1993: Max-Planck-Forschungspreis
1990: Ernst Jung Preis für Medizin
1984: Rheinisch-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften
1981 - 1983: Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie, President
1981: Founder of the First Graduate College under the auspices of the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation
1981: Preis der Therapiewoche
1980 – 2002: Scientific Advisory Board Fritz-Thyssen Foundation
1980: European Molecular Biology Organization
1978: Otto Warburg Medal, Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie
1978: Feldberg Prize, Feldberg Foundation, London
1968: Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
1965: Heinrich-Wieland-Preis

Selected publications

W. Stoffel, I. Schmidt-Soltau, B. Jenke, E. Binczek, I. Hammels (2017) Hair growth cycle is arrested in SCD1-deficiency by impaired Wnt3a-palmitoleoylation and retrieved by artificial lipid barrier. Journal Invest Dermatol. doi:10.1016/j.jid.2017.02.97.

W. Stoffel, I. Hammels, B. Jenke, E. Binczek, I. Schmidt-Soltau, S. Brodesser, A. Schauss, J. Etich, J. Heilig, F. Zaucke (2016) Neutral sphingomyelinase (SMPD3) deficiency disrupts the Golgi secretory pathway and causes growth inhibition Cell Death Dis. 7 e2488; doi:10.1038/cddis.2016.38.

W. Stoffel, I. Hammels, B. Jenke, E. Binczek, I. Schmidt-Soltau, S. Brodesser, M. Odenthal, M. Thevis (2014) Obesity resistance and deregulation of lipogenesis in Δ6-fatty acid desaturase (FADS2) deficiency EMBOR 15, 110-120.

M. Jungblut, M. Tiveron, S.Barra, B. Abrahamsen, S. Knobel, S. Pennartz, J.  Schmitz, M. Perraut, F. Pfrieger, W. Stoffel, H. Cremer, A. Bosio (2012) Isolation and characterization of living primary astroglial cells using the new GLAST-specific monoclonal antibody ACSA-1 GLIA  60, 894-907.

W. Stoffel, B. Holz, B. Jenke, E. Binczek, C. Kiss, A. Karakesisoglu, M. Thevis, A. Weber, S. Arnhold, K.  Addicks (2008) Delta6-desaturase (FADS2) deficiency unveils the role of omega3- and omega6-polyunsaturated fatty acids. EMBO J. 27, 2281-2292.

W. Stoffel, B. Jenke, B. Holz, E. Binczek, R. Gunter, J. Knifka, J. Koebke, A. Niehoff  (2007)
Neutral sphingomyelinase (SMPD3) deficiency causes a novel form of chondrodysplasia and dwarfism that is rescued by Col2A1-driven smpd3 transgene expression Am J Pathol. 171,153-61.

E. Binczek, B. Jenke, B. Blöck, M. Thevis, W. Stoffel (2007) Obesity resistence of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase-deficient (SCD1) mouse results from disruption of the epidermal lipid barrier and adaptive thermogenesis. Biol Chem. 388, 405-418.