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Group Leader Prof. Dr. Volker Busskamp

Volker Busskamp
 

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Education

  • 2007 – 2010   PhD in Neuroscience, Friedrich Miescher Institute and University of Basel, Switzerland (Botond Roska)
  • 2006 - 2007   Post graduate diploma in Biology (DEA), University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2001 – 2006   Diploma in Biotechnology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

 
Positions held 

  • Since 2019      Professor for degenerative retinal diseases, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Since 2014      Research Group Leader and Freigeist Fellow at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Germany 
  • 2011 – 2014   Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (George M. Church)
  • 2010 – 2011   Postdoctoral fellow, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland (Botond Roska)


Training

  • 2014/2015 by the Volkswagen Foundation and Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V.

 

 
HONORS
  • 2017 - TUD Young Investigator
  • 2017 - Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Junior Award
  • 2015 - ERC Starting Grant Investigator
  • 2014 - Young Investigator Award from the European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) 
  • 2014 - Freigeist Fellowship - Volkswagen Foundation
  • 2012 - Faculty Prize - University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) – Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2011 - "RP - Research Prize" from Pro Retina Germany
  • 2011 - "Ed Fischer Prize" for the best PhD thesis at the Friedrich Miescher Institute
  • 2011 - Elisabeth Gateff-PhD Award by the German Genetics Society
  • 2011 - Junior Life Sciences Award from the Debiopharm Group , Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2011 - EMBO – long term fellowship – declined
  • 2011 - SNSF – “Prospective Researchers” abroad grant
  • 2010 - shortlisted for a Harvard Society of Fellows Junior Fellowship
  • 2006 - NCCR - “Frontiers in Genetics” PhD fellowship, Geneva, Switzerland

 


PATENTS
  • Transcription factor-mediated programming of human induced pluripotent stem cells to photoreceptors (2019-filed) V Busskamp, A Kempe and M Zuzic. (patent without PhD or postdoc supervisor).
  • Transcription factors controlling differentiation of stem cells (2016), AHM Ng, GM Church and V Busskamp - PCT/US2017/051122, WO2018049382A1
  • Tools and methods using miRNA 182, 96 and/or 183 for treating pathologies (2013), V Busskamp, W Filipowicz, J Krol and B Roska - PCT/IB2014/064826, WO2015044890A3
  • Functionalized organotypic systems (2009), Botond Roska, V Busskamp, S Picaud and JA Sahel - PCT/EP2010/064325, WO2009127705A1
  • Novel therapeutical tools and methods for treating blindness (2008), D Balya, V Busskamp, P Lagali and B Roska - PCT/EP2009/054562, WO2009127705A1

 

 

CONTACT
 

Group Leader

Volker Busskamp

volker.busskamp@ukbonn.de
Phone: +49 (0)228 287 13687

Lab Coordinator

Sarah Kunze

sarah.kunze@ukbonn.de
Phone: +49 (0)228 287 51700