Short CV/Education and training

  • 1950
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Sophienschule grammar school in Hannover, Germany

  • 1950
    Studied biology at the University of Giessen, Germany

  • 1951
    Studied biology and chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1952 – 1956
    Studied chemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 1956 – 1957
    Diplom degree studies at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany

  • 1958
    Diplom degree in chemistry, University of Tübingen

  • 1958 – 1959
    Doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich

  • 1959 – 1962
    Doctorate in chemistry at LMU Munich; Subjects: Chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, physics, botany

  • 1960
    Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich (Primary structure of adult human haemoglobin)

  • 1961 – 1966
    Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen (Structure of the TMV coat protein, determination of the genetic code in TMV mutations (with H.-G. Wittmann), structure of the fr phage)

  • 1967 – 1991
    Working group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, Germany (Structural analysis of ribosomal proteins from E. coli, B. stearothermophilus, archae bacteria, yeast and rat liver; development of micro-sequencing techniques)

  • Since 1985
    Honorary Professor at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Medical Faculty

  • 1992
    Founder of the Wittmann Institute of Technology and Analysis of Biomolecules (WITA GmbH) in Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany

  • Since 1992
    Research group leader at the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin-Buch, Germany (Microstructural analysis of ribosomes; protein-chemical research in basic medical research; proteome research; early diagnosis markers)

  • 2001 – 2002
    Visiting Researcher at the MDC Berlin-Buch

Selected publications

  • Braunitzer, G. et al.: Das normale, adulte Humanhämoglobin A. In: Haemoglobin-Colloquium, Wien, 31.08.1961. Lehmann, H., Betke, K. (eds.), Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 1962. S. 15-20.

  • Wittmann, H.G., Wittmann-Liebold, B.: Tobacco mosaic virus mutants and the genetic coding problem. In: Cold Srping Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 28, 1963. S. 589-595.

  • Wittmann-Liebold, B.: Die Proteinstruktur des RNS-Bakteriophagen fr. I. Aminosäurezusammensetzung, tryptische Peptide und Partialsequenzen. In: Z. Vererbungsl. 97, 1965. S. 272-280.

  • Terhorst, C. et al.: Amino Acid Sequence of a 50S Ribosomal Protein Involved in Both EFG and EFT Dependent GTP-hydrolsis. In: FEBS Lett. 28, 1972. S. 325-328.

  • Wittmann-Liebold, B., Graffunder, H., Kohls, H.: A device coupled to a modified sequenator for the automated conversion of anilinothiazolinones into PTH-amino acids. In: Anal. Biochem. 75, 1976. S. 621-633.

  • Dognin, J., Wittmann-Liebold, B.: Purification and primary structure determination of the N-terminal blocked protein L11 from Escherichia coli ribosomes. In: Eur. J. Biochem. 112, 1980. S. 131-151.

  • Boege, U. et al.: Primary structures of the Core protein of the alphavirus Semliki Forest Virus and Sindbis Virus. In: Virology 113, 1981. S. 293-303.

  • Wittmann-Liebold, B.: Ribosomal Proteins: Their Structure and Evolution. In: Structure, Function and Genetics of Ribosomes. Hardesty, B., Kramer, G. (eds.), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1986. S. 326-361.

  • Wittmann-Liebold, B. et al.: Sequence Comparison and Evolution of Ribosomal Proteins and their Genes. In: The Ribosome. Structure, Function and Evolution. Hill, W.E. et al. (eds.), American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., 1986. S. 598-616.

  • Urlaub, H. et al.: Protein-rRNA binding features and their functional effects in ribosomes as determined by cross-linking studies. In: EMBO J. 14, 1985. S. 4578-4588.

  • Westermann, P., Wittmann-Liebold, B.: Enzym- und Proteinanalytik. In: Grundlagen der Molekularen Medizin. Ganten, D., Ruckpaul, K. (eds.), Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2003. S. 441-493.

  • Wittmann-Liebold, B., Pohl, T., Graack, H.-R.: Review: Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis as tool for proteomics studies in combination with protein identification by mass spectrometry. In: Proteomics 6, 2006. S. 4688-4703.

Selected projects

  • Organisation of XIIth International Congress on "Genes, Gene Families and Isozymes," Berlin, 2003

  • Co-organisation European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Course in Berlin, 1999

  • Co-organisation of the XIth International Conference "Methods in Protein Chemistry," Thessaloniki, Greece, 1998

  • Co-organisation of EMBO Course in Berlin, 1995

  • Co-organisation of Federation of the Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FEBS) Course, Halkidiki, Greece, 1995

  • Co-organiser of International Conference "The Translational Apparatus," Berlin, 1992

  • Organiser of the VII. International Conference "Methods in Protein Sequence Analysis," Berlin, 1988

  • Organisation of Federation of the Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FEBS) Courses in Berlin, 1985 and 1987

  • Organisation of protein chemistry courses for scientists, Academy of Science, Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Shanghai, China, 1980 and 1989

  • Organisation of protein chemistry course for scientists, University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1978

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Editorial Board:

  • Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler

  • European Journal Biochemistry

  • Journal Protein Chemistry

Additional qualifications

  • Approx. 400 publications; editor and co-editor of 4 books

  • Founder of WITA Proteomic AG in Teltow, Germany; Partner and Chair of the Supervisory Board, 2000

  • Founder of ConSequence GmbH in Teltow, Germany, Partner, 2000

  • Multiple patents and patent applications for WITA GmbH, since 1992

  • Founder of the Wittmann Institute of Technology and Analysis of Biomolecules (WITA GmbH) in the Teltow Technology Centre, 1992

  • Multiple patents for the Max Planck Society (MPG), since 1975


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