Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Helmholtz Gymnasium (grammar school), Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1986 – 1991
    Studied biology at Heidelberg University

  • 1991
    Examinations for the Diplom degree in the subjects biophysics, genetics, biochemistry and physics

  • 1991 – 1992
    Diplom thesis at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg

  • 1992 – 1996
    Doctoral thesis at the EMBL Heidelberg

  • 1996
    Doctoral examinations in biology at Heidelberg University

  • 1996 – 2000
    Research position as a postdoc at the Rockefeller University, New York, USA

  • 2000 – 2009
    Head of a research group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, structural biology section, Dortmund, Germany; subject area: X-ray crystallography and Biochemistry; research topic: CLOCK proteins and signal transduction proteins

  • 2007
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in biochemistry in the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 2007
    Received authorisation to teach from the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ruhr University Bochum, in the area of biochemistry

  • 2008 – 2009
    Heisenberg Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, structural biology section, Dortmund, Germany

  • Since 2009
    Heisenberg Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, cellular structural biology section, Martinsried, Germany; project: structural, biochemical and biophysical characterisation of CLOCK proteins

  • 2009
    Received authorisation to teach from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at LMU Munich, Germany, in the area of biochemistry

Selected publications

  • Wolf, E. et al.: Crystal structure of a GCN5-related N-acetyltransferase: Serratia marcescens Aminoglycoside 3-N-acetyltransferase. In: Cell 94(4), 1998. pp. 439-449.

  • Wolf, E. et al.: X-ray crystallographic studies of Serotonin-N-acetyltransferase catalysis and inhibition. In: J Mol Biol 317(2), 2002. pp. 215-224.

  • Ghosh, A. et al.: Crystal Structure of IIGP1: A Paradigm for Interferon-Inducible p47 Resistance GTPases. In: Mol Cell 15(5), 2004. pp. 727-739.

  • Yildiz, Ö. et al.: Crystal Structure and Interactions of the PAS Repeat Region of the Drosophila Clock Protein PERIOD. In: Mol Cell 17(1), 2005. pp. 69-82.

  • Berndt, A. et al.: A novel Photoreaction Mechanism for the circadian Blue-Light Photoreceptor Drosophila Cryptochrome. In: JBC 282(17), 2007. pp. 13011-13021.

  • Landskron, J. et al.: A role of the PERIOD:PERIOD Homodimer in the Drosophila circadian Clock. In: PLoS Biology 7(4), 2009. e3.

  • Hennig, S. et al.: Structural and functional Analyses of PAS Domain Interactions of the Clock Proteins Drosophila PERIOD and Mouse PERIOD2. In: PLoS Biology 7(4), 2009. e94.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)

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