Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    Diplom degree in biology at Giessen University, Germany

  • 1999
    Doctor of Natural Science at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1999 – 2001
    Research associate in the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology at the NYU School of Medicine in New York, USA

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research associate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA

  • 2003 – 2005
    Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA

  • Since 2005
    Head of a junior research group at the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) at the University of Würzburg, Germany

  • 2008
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in cell biology and microbiology at the University of Würzburg

  • Since 2012
    Head of a research group at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • 2012
    Second Habilitation in microbiology and molecular biotechnology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Since 2012
    Head of project groups in the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at RWTH Aachen University and in the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology

  • 2012 – 2014
    venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in microbiology and molecular biotechnology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Since 2014
    Heisenberg Professor in the cellular and applied infection biology section at RWTH Aachen University

Selected publications

  • Schoof, et al.: Angewandte Chemie 49, 2010.

  • Pradel, Schlitzer: Curr. Mol. Med. 10, 2010.

  • Kühn, Pradel: J. Biomed. Biotechnol. 2010, 976827. 2010.

  • Simon et al.: J. Biol. Chem. 284, 2009.

  • Barthel, et al.: Antimicrob. Agents Chemother 52, 2008.

  • Pradel, G.: Parasitology 134, 2007.

  • Pradel, G. et al.: J. Exp. Med. 199, 2004.

  • Pradel, G. et al.: Mol. Microbiol. 45, 2002.

  • Pradel, G., Frevert: Hepatology 33, 2001.

  • Mota et al.: Science 291, 2001.


Selected projects

  • Heisenberg Programme: Sexual stage-specific proteins of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and their role for transmission blocking proteins; funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2014 – 2017

  • The Fraunhofer Future Foundation Malaria Project; my project: Functional evaluation of vaccine candidates against the sexual stages of Plasmodium parasites, 2010 – 2014

  • Grand Challenges Explorations Grant; project: Sweet medicine for vectors transmitting infectious diseases, funded by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, 2010 – 2011

  • Malaria project of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Aachen, Germany. Project: Functional evaluation of vaccine candidates against the sexual stages of Plasmodium parasites, 2010 – 2011

  • MALSIG consortium: Signalling in life cycle stages of malaria parasites, funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme, 2009 – 2012

  • IRTG (independent research training group) 1522: HIV/AIDS and associated Infectious Diseases in South Africa; project 9: Generation and characterization of candidates for malaria/HIV combination therapy, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2008 – 2012

  • Collaborative Research Centre SFB 479: Pathogen Variation and Host Response in Infectious Diseases; project B8: Identification of molecular interactions during fertilization in the malaria pathogen Plasmodium falciparum?, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2007 – 2009

  • Emmy Noether Programme, project: Characterization of a novel multi-adhesion protein family expressed in the sexual stages of the human malaria pathogen Plasmodium falciparum, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2005 – 2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Bonn, Germany, since 2005

  • Member of the Karl Enigk Foundation, Hannover, Germany, 2000 – 2001

  • Member of the German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany, 1999 – 2000

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Project management, communication techniques


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