Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976 – 1978
    Diplom degree in biology at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1978 – 1980
    Doctoral studies in biology at FU Berlin

  • 1979 – 1981
    Research assistant at the Institute of Toxicology and Embryonic Pharmacology, School of Medicine, FU Berlin

  • 1982 – 1990
    Research associate in Endocrine Pharmacology II, Department of Oncology and Andrology, Schering AG, Berlin

  • 1990 – 1998
    Director of the Andrology and Hormone Therapy labs, Department of Birth Control and Hormone Therapy, Schering AG, Berlin

  • 1991
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in zoology at FU Berlin

  • 1991 – 1998
    Business manager of the Schering Research Association (development of the Schering Research Association)

  • 1992 – 1998
    Secretary and treasurer of the German Society of Endocrinology, Berlin

  • 1997 – 2000
    Business manager of the IHF (Institute for Hormone and Reproduction Research), Hamburg, Germany

  • 1998 – 2001
    Head of Male Healthcare, Schering AG, Berlin

  • 2000 – 2001
    Head of Female Healthcare, Schering AG, Berlin

  • 2001 – 2006
    Head of the Corporate Research Business Area Gynaecology & Andrology, Schering AG, Berlin

  • 2005
    Named honorary professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Charité, Humboldt University and Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2007 – 2011
    Director of Research, Women's Healthcare, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin

  • Since 2012
    Strategy Consultant for Women's Healthcare, Bayer Pharma AG

Selected publications

  • Ursula-F. Habenicht, R. John Aitken (Eds) Fertility Control, 2010, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology 198, Springer Verlag

  • Nowak, N.M., Fischer, O.M., Gust, T.C., Habenicht, U.-F., Fuhrmann, U., Schmidt, A.: Intraperitoneal inflammation decreases endometriosis in a mouse model. Human Reproduction, Vol. 23, 11, 2466 – 2474, 2008

  • Habenicht, U.-F., Harper, M.J.K., Wang, Y.-F., de Kretser, D., Aitken, J.R.: Public Health: contribution of familiy planning towards public health. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Vol. 250, 1-2, pp 212-213, 2006

  • Schaefer, M. Habenicht, U.-F., Braeutigam, M., Gudermann, T.: Steroid sigma receptor ligands affect signaling pathways in human spermatozoa. Biology of Reproduction, Vol. 63, 1, 57-63, 2000

  • Franken, D.R., Morales, P.J., Habenicht, U.-F.: Inhibition of G-protein in human sperm and its influence on acrosome reaction and zona pellucida binding. Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 66,6, pp 1009 – 1011, 1996

  • Eberspächer, U., Roosterman, D., Kraetzschmar, J., Haendler, B., Habenicht, U.-F., Becker, A., Quensel, C. Petri, T. Schleuning, W.-D., Donner, P.: Mouse androgen-dependent epididymal glycoprotein CRISP-1 (DE/AEG): isolation, biochemical characterization and expression in recombinant form. Molecular Reproduction and Development, Vol.42, 2, pp 157 – 172, 1995

  • Habenicht, U.-F., Schwarz, K., Schweikert, H.-U., Neumann, F. El Etreby, M.F.: Developement of a Model for the Induction of Estrogen-Related Prostatic Hyperplasia in the Dog and its Response to the Aromatase Inhibitor 4-Hydroxy-4-Androstene-3,17-Dione:Preliminary Results. The Prostate, 8, 181-194, 1986

  • Habenicht, U.-F., Schwarz, K., Neumann, F., El Etreby, M.F.: Induction of Estrogen-Related Hyperplastic Changes in the Prostate of the Cynomologus Monkey (Macaca fascicularis) by Androstenedione and its Antagonization by the Aromatase Inhibitor 1-Methyl-Androsta-1,4-Diene-2,17dione


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee to the Von Behring–Röntgen Foundation, since 2011

  • Member of the research group "Fertility and societal development" (joint project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Jacobs Foundation), 2009 – 2011

  • Member of the board of trustees and the board of managers of the TSB Foundation, Berlin, until 2011

  • Member of the advisory board for gender studies in medicine, Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, since 2004

  • Deputy chairperson of the scientific advisory board to the Europäische Akademie (European academy for the scientific study of the consequences of scientific and technological advances), Bad Neuen-Ahrweiler, since 2003

  • Member of the jury for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis, the German Federal President’s Prize for Technology and Innovation, since 2002

  • Member of the advisory board to the Schering Foundation, since 2002

  • Secretary and treasurer of the German Society of Endocrinology, 1992 – 1998

Additional qualifications

  • Named honorary professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2005


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Contributions toward women's health, especially in schools


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