Hector Fellow since 2011Prof Dr. Dr. h.c. Nikolaus Pfanner
Prof Dr. Dr. h.c. Nikolaus Pfanner
Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Freiburg
Nikolaus Pfanner is Managing Director of the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Freiburg.
He is an expert in the field of mitochondria and was the first scientist to succeed with his team in deciphering their molecular composition. In addition to his research on the structure of mitochondria, he investigates inner cellular transport mechanisms, i.e. the pathways of proteins from the cytosol of the cell through the mitochondrial membranes to their destination.
Nikolaus Pfanner received, among others, the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Schleiden Medal of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the Otto Warburg Medal of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Wilhelm Feldberg Prize and the Stein and Moore Award of the Protein Society, and the Federal Cross of Merit. He is a member of the Leopoldina, the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Academia Europaea.
Molecular Cell Biology / Functional Biochemistry
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