Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1992
    Vocational school (specialisation: biochemistry technician), Technicians' School of Berlin, Germany

  • 1992 – 1993
    Technical college entrance qualification

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied biochemistry at Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

  • 1998
    Diplom thesis, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg

  • 1998 – 2002
    PhD dissertation, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg and University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

  • 2002 – 2006
    Postdoc, University of Michigan, USA

  • 2002 – 2006
    Postdoc fellowship from the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • Since 2006
    Director of a junior research group, Department of Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Selected publications

  • Rudolph, B. et al.: Evolution of Escherichia coli for growth at high temperatures. In: J. Biol. Chem. 285, 2010. pp. 19029-19034.

  • Barth, E. et al.: Interplay of Cellular cAMP Levels, σS Activity and Oxidative Stress Resistance in Escherichia coli. In: Microbiology 155 (Pt5), 2009. pp. 1680-1689.

  • Gebendorfer, K.M., Winter, J.: The periplasm of E. coli – oxidative folding of recombinant proteins. In: L. Moroder, J. Buchner (Eds.). Oxidative folding of peptides and proteins, 2009.

  • Winter, J. et al.: Bleach Activates A Redox-Regulated Chaperone by Oxidative Protein Unfolding. In: Cell 135(4), 2008. pp. 691-701.

  • Ilbert, M. et al.: The redox-switch domain of Hsp33 functions as dual stress sensor. In: Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 14, 2007. pp. 556-563.

  • Winter, J. et al.: Severe Oxidative Stress Causes Inactivation of DnaK and Activation of the Redox-Regulated Chaperone Hsp33. In: Mol. Cell 17, 2005. pp. 381-392.

  • Winter, J., Jakob, U.: Beyond Transcription – New Mechanisms for the Regulation of Molecular Chaperones. In: Crit. Rev. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 39, 2004. pp. 297-317.

  • Winter, J., Lilie, H., Rudolph, R.: Renaturation of Human Proinsulin – a Study on Refolding and Conversion to Insulin. In: Anal. Biochem. 310(2), 2002. pp. 148-155.

  • Winter, J., Lilie, H., Rudolph, R.: Recombinant Expression and In Vitro Folding of Proinsulin are Stimulated by the Synthetic Dithiol Vectrase-P. In: FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 213(2), 2002. pp. 225-230.

  • Winter, J. et al.: Catalytic Activity and Chaperone Function of Human Protein Disulfide Isomerase Are Required for the Efficient Refolding of Proinsulin. In: J. Biol. Chem. 277, 2002. pp. 310-317.

  • Schaffner, J. et al.: Cosecretion of Chaperones and Low-Molecular-Size Medium Additives Increases the Yield of Recombinant Disulfide-Bridged Proteins. In: Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67, 2001. pp. 3994-4000.

  • Neubauer, P., Winter, J.: Expression and Fermentation Strategies for Recombinant Protein Production in Escherichia coli. In: Merten, O.-W. et al.: Recombinant Protein Production with prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, 2001.

  • Winter, J. et al.: Increased Production of Human Proinsulin in the Periplasmic Space of Escherichia coli by Fusion to DsbA. In: J. Biotechnol. 84, 2001. pp. 175-185.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Centre for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CiPSM), Germany, since 2006


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