Stefan Westermann, CV


Prof. Dr. Stefan Westermann

Faculty of Biology
Center of Medical Biotechnology
University of Duisburg-Essen

Academic training
1992 - 1997 Study of Biochemistry, University of Hannover, Germany, Diploma thesis with Prof. Klaus Weber
Academic degrees
1997 - 2002 PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, with Prof. Klaus Weber
Professional career from graduation
2002 - 2006 Postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, with David Drubin and Georjana Barnes
2006 - 2015 Independent Group leader, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
2015 - today Full Professor (W3) of Molecular Genetics, University of Duisburg-Essen
Functions and honours
2001 PhD awarded summa cum laude
2002 Best Paper Award, Journal of Cell Science
2002 DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship
2008 ERC Starting Investigator Grant
2009 Elected Young Member of the Austrian Academy of Science
2016 Faculty member International Max-Planck-Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology
Research Interests
Chromosome segregation, cell cycle and kinetochores. Microtubules and the microtubule cytoskeleton, molecular mechanisms of plus-end binding proteins and molecular motors