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Prof. Dr.

Mathias Heikenwälder

Project: A04

Academic Education and Scientific Degrees
09/2009
Habilitation and venia Legendi in Experimental Pathology, Medical Faculty, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (mentor Prof. Dr. Holger Moch)
10/2004
Graduation as Dr. sc. nat. at the University of Zürich
03/2001
PhD thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, Institute of Neuropathology University Hospital Zürich (USZ), Switzerland (Grade: summa cum laude; supervised by Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi)
10/1999
Diploma thesis with the group of Prof. Dr. Martin Zenke, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin, Germany
1994-1999
Studies of Microbiology and Genetics at the University of Vienna, Austria, the Max- Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna

Professional Career
07/2015
W3-Professor, DKFZ, Head of the division “Chronic inflammation and cancer” 07/2012 W2-Professor, TU München and Research Associate at the University Hospital of Zürich, Clinical Pathology
08/2010
Helmholtz Young Investigator, Helmholtz-Zentrum München (HMGU)
08/2010
Sponsor and leading investigator of a clinical trial at the clinical trial Center Zürich (CTC), University Hospital Zürich to treat HCV-genotype 1 infected patients, group leader at the Department of Pathology USZ
07/2007
Prof. Dr. Max-Cloëtta fellow and independent group leader at the Department of Pathology and start as a principal investigator (PI), University of Zürich
07/2006
Staff scientist and lecturer in the Department of Pathology, Institute of Neuropathology, University of Zürich
10/2004
Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Neuropathology, Pathology Department, University Hospital Zürich (USZ), Switzerland
Address
Deutsches Krebsforschungs Zentrum DKFZ
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Phone
+49/6221/42 3891
eMail
m.heikenwalder@dkfz-heidelberg.de
Awards and Appointments
2016
ERC Consolidator grant
2012
Walther and Christine Richtzenhain award (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
2010
ERC Starting grant
2010
Hofschneider award
10/2009
Götz prize, donated by the University of Zürich, Switzerland
10/2006
Empiris award for brain research, Empiris foundation for brain research
11/2004
“Creutzfeldt Wissenschaftspreis”, Creutzfeldt-Stiftung, Kiel, Germany
09/1999
Erasmus fellowship provided by the European Community and an “achievement- scholarship” provided by University of Vienna, Austria