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Department of Biochemistry

Prof. Andreas Plückthun

Date of birth: May 7, 1956
Nationality: German, Swiss
Since October 1993 Full Professor of Biochemistry
1992 – 1993 Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Munich, DE
1989 Habilitation in Biochemistry, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, DE
1985 – 1991 Group Leader, Gene Center Munich, LMU Munich, DE
1982 – 1985 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (Prof. J. Knowles), Cambridge, USA
1982 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California (Prof. E.A. Dennis), San Diego, La Jolla, USA
1978 Diploma (B.Sc.) in Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, DE


2023 Philip S. Portoghese Distinguished Lectureship
2018 ERC Synergy Grant "High Res Cells" (together with O. Medalia, J.M. Carazo and J. Olsen)
2016 Christian B. Anfinsen Award of the Protein Society
2010 Advanced Investigator's Grant of the European Research Council
2005 deVigier Award (Switzerland), with Team from Molecular Partners AG
2005 Swiss Technology Award, with Team from Molecular Partners AG
2003 Elected as Member of the German Academy of Natural Science (Leopoldina)
2002 Grand Prix du Jury, Grand Prix Européen d'Innovation (Monaco)
2002 Wilhelm-Exner Medal (Vienna)
2002 JP Morgan Chase Health Award (San Jose, CA)
2001 Elected as Member of the World Technology Network (WTN), finalist in World Technology Awards
2000 Karl-Heinz Beckurts Prize for Science and Technology (Munich)
1992 Elected Member of EMBO
1990 Young Investigator's Award of the German Chemical Industry Association