Short CV/Education and training

  • 1968
    Completed biochemistry studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 1970
    PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany

  • 1970 – 1972
    Postdoc, member of the German Research Foundation for research at the Faculty for Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA

  • 1972 – 1973
    Sloan Foundation research fellowship

  • 1971
    Sabbatical from Harvard Medical School for research at the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York, USA

  • 1973 – 1974
    Lecturer in neuropathology at the Faculty for Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA

  • 1973
    Research associate in neurosciences at the Children's Hospital Medical Centre in Boston, USA

  • 1974 – 1976
    Assistant professor of neuropathology at the Faculty for Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA

  • 1976 – 1988
    Professor of neurobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1995
    Visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong, China

  • Since 1997
    Professor of neurobiology at the Centre for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Since 2004
    Visiting Professor at the University of Dalian, China

  • Since 2004
    Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in Piscataway, USA

  • Since 2008
    Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong, China

  • Since 2009
    Visiting Professor and Founding Director of the Li-Ka-Shing Centre for Neurosciences at Shantou University, Medical University, China

Selected publications

  • Schachner, M.: Neural recognition molecules and synaptic plasticity. In: Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 10, 1997. S. 627-634.

  • Kleene, R., Schachner, M.: Glycans and neural cell interactions. In: Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 5, 2004. S. 195-208.

  • Loers, G., Schachner, M.: Recognition molecules and neural repair. In: J. Neurochem. 101, 2007. S. 865-882.

  • Maness, P.F., Schachner, M.: Neural recognition molecules of the immunoglobulin superfamily: signaling transducers of axon guidance and neuronal migration. In: Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 10, 2007. S. 19-26; Corrigendum: Nat. Neurosci. 10, S. 263.

  • Dityatev, A., Seidenbecher, C., Schachner, M.: Compartmentalization from the outside: the extracellular matrix and functional microdomains in the brain. In: Trends in Neurosci. 2010 Sep. 9 [Epub ahead of print].

  • Dityatev, A., Schachner, M., Sonderegger, P.: The dual role of the extracellular matrix in synaptic plasticity and homeostasis. In: Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 11(10), Oct. 14 [Epub ahead of print].


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the international jury for the START and Wittgenstein programs in Vienna, Austria, since 2005

  • Member of the scientific board of the Nencki Institute in Warsaw, Poland, and of the Centre for Excellence in the Neurosciences in Helsinki, Finland, since 2001

  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation, since 1977

  • Founding Member of Acorda (www.acorda.com), since 1994

  • Member of the scientific board of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, 1989 – 1993

  • Council member of the Society of German Scientists and Physicians, 1985 – 1989

  • Senate member of the German Research Foundation, 1985 – 1988

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