Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987
    Vordiplom (intermediate examination), University of Hohenheim, Germany

  • 1990
    M.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

  • 1994
    PhD University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 1994 – 1999
    Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • 1999 – 2003
    Junior Research Group Leader, Max Planck Society, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Munich

  • 2003 – 2006
    Assistant professor of genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA

  • Since 2003
    Member, Norris Cotton Cancer Centre, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA

  • 2006 – 2010
    Lecturer in genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA

  • Since 2010
    Professor of genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA

  • Since 2011
    Professor at the LMU Munich

Selected publications

  • Jagasia, R. et al.: DRP-1-mediated mitochondrial fragmentation during EGL-1-induced cell death in C. elegans. In: Nature 433, 2005. S. 754-760.

  • Grote, P., Conradt, B.: The PLZF-like protein TRA-4 co-operates with the Gli-like transcription factor TRA-1 to promote female development in C. elegans. In: Dev Cell 11, 2006. S. 561-573.

  • Schertel, C., Conradt, B.: C. elegans orthologues of components of the Rb tumor suppressor complex have distinct pro-apoptotic functions. In: Development 134, 2007. S. 3691-3701.

  • Hatzold, J., Conradt, B.: Control of apoptosis by asymmetric cell division. In: PLoS Biol. 6(4), 2008, Apr 8, e84.

  • Rolland, S. et al.: The BCL-2-like protein CED-9 of C. elegans promotes FZO-1/Mfn1,2- and EAT-3/Opa1-dependent mitochondrial fusion. In: J. Cell Biol. 186, 2009. S. 525-540.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Genetics Society of America

  • German Society for Genetics

Additional qualifications

  • Co-organiser, International C. elegans Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2011

  • Co-organiser, American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Meeting Mini-Symposium on Cell Death, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2010

  • Co-organiser, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, C. elegans course, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, 2010

  • Co-organiser, Abcam Meeting on Apoptosis and Cancer, Hanover, NH, USA, 2009

  • Lecturer, Cold-Spring-Harbor Laboratory, C. elegans course, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, 2008

  • Lecturer, Cold-Spring-Harbor Laboratory, C. elegans course, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, 2003

  • Co-organiser, European C. elegans Meeting, Naples, Italy, 2002

  • Lecturer, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK, C. elegans course, 2001


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