Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977 – 1987
    Polytechnic general education high school, Magdeburg, Primary & High School Degree with Honor

  • 1987 – 1989
    ABF (Institute for preparing students for studies in foreign countries), Halle High School Diploma "Abitur" with Honor

  • 1989 – 1994
    Moscow State University "M.W. Lomonossow", Russia, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biochemistry, Diploma in Biochemistry with Honor

  • 1994
    Diplom degree in biochemistry, with distinction

  • 1994 – 1996
    Scholar of of the Graduate School "Enzyme Chemistry", Philipps-University Marburg, Faculty of Biology

  • 1994 – 1998
    Research Fellow Philipps University Marburg, Faculty of Chemistry/Biochemistry

  • 1997
    PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) with Honor

  • 1998 – 2000
    Postdoctoral Research Associate Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  • 2000 – 2001
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin

  • 2001 – 2005
    Independent Research Group Leader, Emmy Noether Award, "Energy metabolism in brain cells", (DFG research project AR 343/1, grant: 666 000 €), Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin

  • 2005 – 2012
    Independent Research Group Leader, RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Neuroanatomy

  • 2009
    Habilitation (Assistant Professor)

  • 2009
    Venia legendi for Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • 2010
    Venia legendi for Biochemistry

  • 2012
    Independent Research Group Leader, Goethe University, School of Medicine, Center of Biological Chemistry (ZBC), Molecular Bioenergetics

  • Since 2013
    Professor for Biochemistry, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen Center for Mitochondrial Disorders (NCMD), Mitochondrial Neurobiochemistry, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Misiak, M., Beyer, C., Arnold, S.: Gender-specific role of mitochondria in the vulnerability of 6-hydroxydopamine-treated mesencephalic neurons. In: Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1797, 2010. pp. 1178-1188.

  • Arnold, S., Beyer, C.: Neuroprotection by estrogen in the brain: the mitochondrial compartment as presumed therapeutic target. In: J. Neurochem. 110, 2009. pp. 1-11.

  • Singh, S. et al.: Cytochrome c oxidase isoform IV-2 is involved in 3-nitropropionic acid-induced toxicity in striatal astrocytes. In: Glia 57, 2009. pp. 1480-1491.

  • Kipp, M. et al.: Estrogen and the development and protection of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons: Concerted action of a multitude of signals, protective molecules, and growth factors. In: Front. Neuroendocrinol. 27, 2006. pp. 376-390.

  • Horvat, S., Beyer, C., Arnold, S.: Effect of hypoxia on the transcription pattern of subunit isoforms and the kinetics of cytochrome c oxidase in cortical astrocytes and cerebellar neurons. In: J. Neurochem. 99, 2006. pp. 937-951.

  • Arnold, S., Goglia, F., Kadenbach, B.: 3,5-Diiodothyronine binds to subunit Va of cytochrome c oxidase and abolishes the allosteric inhibition of respiration by ATP. In: Eur. J. Biochem. (FEBS J.) 252, 1998. pp. 325-330.

  • Arnold, S., Kadenbach, B.: Priority Paper: Cell respiration is controlled by ATP, an allosteric inhibitor of cytochrome c oxidase. In: Eur. J. Biochem. (FEBS J.) 249, 1997. pp. 350-354.


Selected projects

  • Teaching in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology and anatomy, and in the neurosciences for courses of study in the natural sciences and human medicine/dentistry

  • Qualifying junior scientists (Dr rer. nat., Dr med., B.Sc.)

  • Executive Editor of BBA Bioenergetics

  • Peer review activities

  • Organising symposia and workshops

  • Volunteer work as a translator and interpreter

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Executive Editor of the journal "BBA – Bioenergetics"

  • Editorial Board Member of the journal "Mitochondrion"

  • Steering Committee of the European Hypoxia Society

  • Scientific Committee of the European Hypoxia Symposia

  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Mitochondrial Physiology Society (MiP)

  • Translator, Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ), Hesse, Germany

  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

  • Society for Neuroscience

  • German Neuroscience Society

  • Harvard Biotech Club, Boston, MA, USA

  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)

Additional qualifications

  • Licensed translator and interpreter, Diploma in Translation Russian-German, German-Russian (Linguistic State University Moscow, Russia, Faculty for Qualification of Translators)

  • Project leader for genetic testing plants in accordance with the law (§15 GenTSV)

  • Chemical and Biological Safety officer (S1, S2)

  • "Laboratory Animal Science and Animal-Experimental Methods" course in compliance with the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA), Category B

    Certificate of the Society for Laboratory Animal Science (GV-SOLAS)


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Nature, Art and Culture, Philosophy, Languages


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