Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens

Prodekan für Forschung (Forschungsdekanat Medizinische Fakultät Heidelberg)

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

seit 2013

Professorship - Department of Pharmacology, Heidelberg University
Group leader in the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (EMBL, Heidelberg)

2009 – 2013

Junior Group Leader at the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin

2005 – 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow
Departments of Physiology and Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco
Advisor: Prof. Dr. David Julius

2004

PhD degree (summa cum laude) in Cellbiology, University of Basel, Switzerland

2000 – 2004

PhD Graduate student
Friedrich-Miescher Institute (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland & The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, USA
(Lab relocated to The Scripps Research Institute in 2003)

1999 – 2000

Diploma Thesis (Diplom Biochemist)
Institute for Diabetis Research
Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany
Advisor: PD Dr. Reiner Lammers (Director: Dr. Ulrich Haering)

1994 – 1999

Biochemistry undergraduate studies,
University of Bochum and University of Frankfurt a.M.

Auszeichnungen

2018

ERC Consolidator Award (European Research Council)

2017

Sir Hans Krebs-Preis (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover)

2017

PHOENIX Pharmacy Science Award (Phoenix group)

2015

Galenus-von-Pergamon Award (Springer Medizin; patronage: BMBF)

2011

ERC Starting Grant (European Research Council)

2009

Career Development Award (Human Frontier Science Program - HFSP)

2008

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - BMBF)

2008

K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (NIH) 

2007

Sandler Postdoctoral Research Award

2006

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP)

2005

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Swiss National Research Foundation and the Novartis Research Foundation

2004

Most outstanding Ph.D. Thesis-Award selected by the Faculty for Natural Sciences (Philosophisch - Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II), University of Basel, Switzerland

2001

Ph.D. fellowship from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Germany

Ämter und Funktionen

seit 2019

Dean of Research of the Medical Faculty, Heidelberg University

seit 2013

Faculty member of the Molecular Medical Partnership Unit (MMPU), a joint research venture between EMBL and the Heidelberg University Clinic (www.embl.de/mmpu/)

seit 2013

Associated faculty member of the “International Graduate School of Molecular & Cellular Biology” (HBIGS - www.hbigs.uni-heidelberg.de)

seit 2013

Reviewer for the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK

2011 – 2013

Representative of all Junior Group Leaders at the Max-Delbrück Center (MDC), Berlin, Germany

seit 2010

Reviewer for several scientific journals including Science, Nature, Nature Communications, Neuroscience, Pain and Molecular Pain