Short CV/Education and training

  • 1969
    Born in Perth Amboy, USA

  • 1988
    Abitur (A-levels) at Albert Einstein Gymnasium Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany

  • 1988 – 1992
    Undergraduate studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and the University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • 1994
    Diplom in biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1992 – 1996
    Doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • 1996
    PhD in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • 1997 – 1998
    Postdoc at the Centre for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

  • 2000 – 2004
    Group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

  • 2004
    Habilitation in Genetics at the University of Marburg, Germany

  • 2004 – 2012
    Group Leader at the Clare Hall Laboratories, London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK

  • Since 2013
    Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Professor at the University of Mainz, Germany

Selected publications

  • Daigaku, Y., Davies, A.A., Ulrich, H.D.: Ubiquitin-dependent DNA damage bypass is separable from genome replication. In: Nature 465, 2010. S. 951-955.

  • Davies, A.A., Neiss, A., Ulrich, H.D.: Ubiquitylation of the 9-1-1 checkpoint clamp is independent of Rad6-Rad18 and DNA damage. Cell 141, 2010. S. 1080-1087.

  • Ulrich, H.D., Walden, H.: Ubiquitin signalling in DNA replication and repair. In: Nature Reviews Mol. Cell Biol. 11, 2010. S. 479-489.

  • Davies, A.A. et al.: Activation of ubiquitin-dependent DNA damage bypass is mediated by Replication Protein A. In: Mol. Cell 29, 2008. S. 625-636.

  • Ulrich, H.D.: The fast-growing business of SUMO chains. In: Mol. Cell 32, 2008. S. 301-305.

  • Papouli, E. et al.: Crosstalk between SUMO and ubiquitin on PCNA is mediated by recruitment of the helicase Srs2p. In: Mol. Cell 19, 2005. S. 123-133.

  • Ulrich, H.D.: Mutual interactions between the SUMO and ubiquitin systems: a plea of no contest. In: Trends Cell Biol. 15, 2005. S. 525-532.

  • Stelter, P., Ulrich, H.D.: Control of spontaneous and damage-induced mutagenesis by SUMO and ubiquitin conjugation. In: Nature 425, 2003. S. 188-191.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Functions of ubiquitin and SUMO in genome stability

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board member, The Biochemical Journal

  • Editorial Board member, DNA Repair

  • Scientific Advisory Board member, MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, University of Dundee, United Kingdom

  • Scientific Advisory Board member, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), University of Groningen, Netherlands

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Family: 1 son (born 2009)


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