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Professor Dr. Katja Becker

Vice President of the DFG since 2014

Academic Vita

YearDescription
1998Medical specialization in Biochemistry
1996Habilitation in Biochemistry, Heidelberg University
1993Licence to practice medicine
1992 – 1993Medical assistant University Children’s Hospital, Heidelberg; clinical and research work in Nigeria und Ghana
1988 – 1991Clinical and research work in Sydney, Katherine (Royal Flying Doctor Service, Australia), Basel and Oxford
1991Doctorate in Medical Biochemistry, Heidelberg University
1984 – 1991Medical education, Heidelberg University
1984Abitur, Kurpfalz Gymnasium Schriesheim/Heidelberg

Occupational History

YearDescription
2009 – 2012Vice President for Research, Giessen University
2005 – 2006Research stay at Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Lab, Prof. John Yates III
Since 2000Full (C4/W3) Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Giessen University
1999 – 2000Junior Group Leader at the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, Würzburg University
1999Associate professor (C2) at the Biochemistry Center, Heidelberg University
19946 month research stay, Institute of Pathology, Sydney University, Australia
1993 - 1999Research associate at the Centre of Biochemistry, Heidelberg University

Service to the Profession

YearDescription
Since 2014Speaker DFG Priority Program 1710 “Dynamics of Thiol-based Redox Switches in Cellular Physiology”
Since 2013Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Kerckhoff of the Heart Research Institute, Bad Nauheim
Since 2010Mentoring for female early career researchers (ProProfessur und SciMento)
2009 - 2012Vice President for Research, Giessen University
Since 2007Speaker of the Section "Bioresources and Biotechnology" of the Giessen Graduate Center for the Life Sciences
seit 2007Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German “Center for International Development and Environmental Research”
Since 2005Implementation of the Graduate Course "Applied Life Sciences" at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre, Giessen University
2004 - 2005Speaker of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre, Giessen University

Awards

YearDescription
2010Rudolf Leuckart Medal of the German Society of Parasitology
seit 2009Member of the German National Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”
2004Carus Price
2003Carus Medal of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2000 - 2005Member of the Young Academy at theBerlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
1994Boehringer Mannheim Research Scholarship
1989Ludolf Krehl Price of the Southwest German Society for Internal Medicine

Memberships in research associations

  • German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • German Society for Parasitology

  • German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health

  • German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • International Society for Free Radical Research