Director

Curriculum Vitae
Academic career
2015 European Clinical Laboratory Geneticist
1996 Specialisation in human genetics at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn
1996 Post-doctoral professorship and research qualification at the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Bonn (Prof Propping)
1989 Dissertation (PhD/Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Bonn (Prof A. Gal)
1982 Master’s thesis in the Department for Cell Biology at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Bucharest, Romania (Prof Ionescu-Varo)
1982–1983 Specialisation in “applied genetics” at the Pasteur Institute of the University of Bucharest (Prof. Lungenau)
1978–1982 Biology degree at the University of Bucharest, Romania
Scientific and clinical history
Since 2003 Professor (C4) and Director of the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Cologne, Head of the “Neuromuscular and Skeletal Diseases” working group
1996–2003 Senior research assistant (C2) at the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Bonn, group leader
1990–1996 Research assistant (C1) at the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Bonn, group leader
1989–1990 DFG post-doctoral student at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratorien in London (Prof Frischauf)
1986–1989 Doctoral student at the Institute of Human Genetics at the Medical University of Bonn (Prof Gal)
1983–1985 Biology teacher in Turnu Rosu, Romania
Awards and distinctions
2019 NRW Innovation Award
2001 1st Place Research Award “Motor-neuron Diseases” (Aventis, DGM)
1996 Sanofi-Wintrop Myopathy Award (DGM)
Memberships and service
Seit 2016 Chair of the Scientific Review Board of SMA Europe
Seit 2016 Chair of the Max-Delbrück Future Award at the University of Cologne
2010–2013 Chair of the Review Board of the CMMC (Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne)
Seit 2009 Member of the Scientific Review Board of the CMMC
2009–2016 Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress of Human Genetics
2009–2016 Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics
Seit 2008 Co-director of the European School of Medical Genetics
2003–2017 Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics
2002–2006 Vice President of the German Society for Human Medicine
Publications
> 160 publications (H factor: 61, >13,500 citations according to Google Scholar: as of 01/12/2019

Uwe Becker, PhD
Chief Secretary

Telephone +49 221 478-86464
Fax +49 221 478-86465
Email uwe.becker@uk-koeln.de

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