Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978 – 1984
    Studied medicine at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1985 – 1988
    Graduate student at the Institute of Pharmacology, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1986 – 1988
    Visiting researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1988
    Doctor of Medicine, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1988 – 1995
    Research associate at the Institute of Pharmacology, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1994
    Approved as a specialist in pharmacology and toxicology

  • 1995
    Research associate at the Institute of Pharmacology, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1996
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the field of pharmacology and toxicology

  • 1999
    Appointed to a C4 professorship at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Selected publications

  • Friebe, A. et al.: Fatal gastrointestinal obstruction and hypertension in mice lacking nitric oxide-sensitive guanylyl cyclase. In: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104, 2007. S. 7699-7704.

  • Haghikia, A. et al.: Long-term potentiation in the visual cortex requires both nitric oxide receptor guanylyl cyclases. In: Neurosci. 27, 2007. S. 818-823.

  • Mergia, E. et al.: Spare guanylyl cyclase NO receptors ensure high NO sensitivity in the vascular system. In: J Clin Invest. 116, 2006. S. 1731-1737.

  • Russwurm, M., Koesling, D.: NO activation of guanylyl cyclase. In: EMBO J 23, 2004. S. 4443-4450.

  • Friebe, A., Schultz, G., Koesling, D.: Sensitizing soluble guanylyl cyclase to become a highly CO-sensitive enzyme. In: EMBO J 15, 1996. S. 6863-6868.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC)

  • Member of the senate committee on competition in Section C (Life Sciences) of the Leibniz Association

  • GIF (German-Israeli Foundation)

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Member of the faculty council, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • Chairperson of the PhD committee

  • Ethics committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum

  • Member of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN)

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