Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987
    Abitur (A-levels), Wilhelm Gymnasium, Hamburg, Germany

  • 1987 – 1992
    Studied biology at the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 1992
    Diplom degree in biology with a focus on biochemistry/biophysics, University of Konstanz; Grade “excellent"

  • 1992 – 1996
    Doctoral studies, culminating in Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.) in biology, Centre for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH), University of Hamburg, Germany; summa cum laude

  • 1997 – 2000
    Postdoctoral fellow, Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco, USA

  • 2000 – 2007
    Independent research group leader at the Centre for Molecular Biology at Heidelberg University (ZMBH), Germany

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Heidelberg University (venia legendi, or authorisation to teach, in molecular biology and cellular biology)

  • Since 2007
    Wellcome Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester (UK), Visiting Professor at Heidelberg University

  • Since 2010
    Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical University of Göttingen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Arakel EC, Schwappach B.: Formation of COPI-coated vesicles at a glance. J Cell Sci. 2018 Mar 13;131(5). pii: jcs209890. doi: 10.1242/jcs.209890. Review. Erratum in: J Cell Sci. 2018 Apr 9;131(7)

  • Rivera-Monroy J, Musiol L, Unthan-Fechner K, Farkas Á, Clancy A, Coy-Vergara J, Weill U, Gockel S, Lin SY, Corey DP, Kohl T, Ströbel P, Schuldiner M, Schwappach B, Vilardi F.: Mice lacking WRB reveal differential biogenesis requirements of tail-anchored proteins in vivo. Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 21;6:39464. doi: 10.1038/srep39464

  • Arakel EC, Richter KP, Clancy A, Schwappach B.: δ-COP contains a helix C-terminal to its longin domain key to COPI dynamics and function. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jun 21;113(25):6916-21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1603544113. Epub 2016 Jun 13

Voth W, Schick M, Gates S, Li S, Vilardi F, Gostimskaya I, Southworth DR, Schwappach B, Jakob U.: The protein targeting factor Get3 functions as ATP-independent chaperone under oxidative stress conditions. Mol Cell. 2014 Oct 2;56(1):116-27. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2014.08.017. Epub 2014 Sep 18

  • Arakel EC1, Brandenburg S, Uchida K, Zhang H, Lin YW, Kohl T, Schrul B, Sulkin MS, Efimov IR, Nichols CG, Lehnart SE, Schwappach B. Tuning the electrical properties of the heart by differential trafficking of KATP ion channel complexes. J Cell Sci. 2014 May 1;127(Pt 9):2106-19. doi: 10.1242/jcs.141440. Epub 2014 Feb 25

  • Schuldiner, M. et al.: The GET Complex Mediates Insertion of Tail-Anchored Proteins into the ER. In: Cell 134, 2008. S. 635-645

  • Yuan, H., Michelsen, K., Schwappach, B.: 14-3-3 dimers probe the assembly status of multimeric membrane proteins. In: Curr. Biol. 13, 2003. S. 638-646

  • Schwappach, B. et al.: Molecular basis for KATP assembly: transmembrane interactions mediate association of a K+ channel with an ABC transporter. In: Neuron 26, 2000. S. 155-167. IF 15.081

  • Zerangue N. et al.: A new ER trafficking signal regulates the subunit stoichiometry of plasma membrane KATP channels. In: Neuron 22, 1999. S. 537-548


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Advisory board of the C.H.S.-Foundation for the promotion of biomedical research

  • Wellcome Trust Expert Review Group in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, 2011 – 2013

  • Personal Tutor, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

  • Senate Committee and Grants Committee on Collaborative Research Centres, German Research Foundation (DFG)

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