Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1993
    Undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1993 – 1994
    Practical semester in a pharmacy and in the central research and development department, Department of Biotechnology, Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany

    Licensed as a pharmacist

  • 1995 – 1999
    PhD studies at the Institute of Pharmacology, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 1995 – 1998
    DFG Graduate School, with fellowship

  • 1999 – 2000
    DFG Graduate School, postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Pharmacology, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2000
    Research project at the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • 2000 – 2003
    Postdoc at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Centre for Drug Design and Development in Brisbane, Australia

  • 2001 – 2002
    Emmy Noether fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2003
    Project at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany

  • 2003 – 2009
    Head of a project group in the Department of Neurochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

  • Since 2008
    Heisenberg fellowship from the DFG

  • 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in pharmaceutical biology, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2010 – 2013
    Head of a project group at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen

  • Since 2013
    Professorship for molekular toxicology and pharmacology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Selected publications

  • Nicke, A. et al.: P2X1 and P2X3 receptors form stable trimers: a novel structural motif of ligand-gated ion channels. In: EMBO J. 17, 1998. pp. 3016-3028.

  • Horiuchi, M. et al.: Surface-localized glycine transporters 1 and 2 function as monomeric proteins in Xenopus oocytes. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98, 2001. pp. 1448-1453.

  • Dutertre, S. et al.: AChBP-targeted α-conotoxin correlates distinct binding orientations with nAChR subtype selectivity. In: EMBO J. 26, 2007. pp. 3858-3867.

  • Grudzinska, J. et al.: The subunit determines the ligand binding properties of synaptic glycine receptors. In: Neuron 45, 2005. pp. 727-739.

  • Marquez-Klaka, B. et al.: Identification of an inter-subunit cross-link between substituted cysteine residues located in the putative ATP binding site of the P2X1 receptor. In: J. Neurosci. 27, 2007. pp. 1456-1466.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Project management, research and development


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