Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1984
    Studied chemistry toward the Vordiplom (intermediate examination) at Marburg University, Germany

  • 1984 – 1987
    Studied pharmacy at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1987
    2nd state examination in pharmacy in Munich

  • 1988
    3rd state examination in pharmacy in Munich

  • 1990
    Pharmacist's licence

  • 1987 – 1990
    Wrote a dissertation in the natural sciences in the Department of Pharmacology at Giessen University, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. E. Habermann, in conjunction with Prof. Dr. A. Henschen, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

  • 1990 – 1992
    Postgraduate Researcher at the University of California Irvine, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Irvine, CA, U.S.A.

  • 1992 – 1998
    Research associate in the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Marburg University and then at Heidelberg University, under the chair (III) in neuroanatomy

  • 1998 – 1999
    Heisenberg fellowship

  • 1999 – 2001
    Professor of anatomy (C3) at Saarland University, Germany

  • 2001 – 2007
    Professor of anatomy (C4) and director of the division of anatomy with a focus on neuroanatomy in the field of human medicine at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2006
    Visiting professor at the Institute for Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Since 2007
    Professor of anatomy (W3) and director of the division of molecular embryology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 2010 – 2012
    Internal FRIAS fellow

  • 2010 – 14
    Vice dean for structure, research and development in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Freiburg

  • since 2014
    Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University of Freiburg

Selected publications

  • Krieglstein K, Zheng F, Unsicker K, Alzheimer C. More than being protective: functional roles for TGF-β/activin signaling pathways at central synapses. Trends Neurosci. 2011 Aug;34(8):421-9.

  • Kunwar AJ, Rickmann M, Backofen B, Browski SM, Rosenbusch J, Schöning S, Fleischmann T, Krieglstein K, Fischer von Mollard G. Lack of the endosomal SNAREs vti1a and vti1b led to significant impairments in neuronal development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 8;108(6):2575-80.

  • Roussa E, Oehlke O, Rahhal B, Heermann S, Heidrich S, Wiehle M, Krieglstein K. Transforming growth factor beta cooperates with persephin for dopaminergic phenotype induction. Stem Cells. 2008 Jul;26(7):1683-94.

    PMID: 18420832.

  • Peterziel H, Unsicker K, Krieglstein K. TGFbeta induces GDNF responsiveness in neurons by recruitment of GFRalpha1 to the plasma membrane. J Cell Biol. 2002 Oct 14;159(1):157-67.

  • Krieglstein K, Richter S, Farkas L, Schuster N, Dünker N, Oppenheim RW, Unsicker K. Reduction of endogenous transforming growth factors beta prevents ontogenetic neuron death. Nat Neurosci. 2000 Nov;3(11):1085-90.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee at the Max Delbrück Center, Berlin-Buch, Germany, since 2010

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee at the Center of Excellence of Neuroscience, Helsinki, the Academy of Finland, 2007-2014

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) grants committee for Research Training Groups, 2007-2012

  • Fachkollegium Neurowissenschaften 2012-2020

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, since 2007

Additional qualifications

Participated in management training from Die Akademie für Führungskräfte (managers' academy) in the following areas:

  • Gender and Leadership

  • Conflict management

  • Coaching


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