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Prof. Dr.  Michael Reth
Prof. Dr. Michael Reth
Adjunct Scientific Member of the MPG (MPI-IE/Uni)
Phone:+49 761 203-2718

Institute of Biology III (Molecular Immunology), University of Freiburg

Michael Reth @ BIOSS Freiburg

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Michael Reth honoured with the research professorship 2015 by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation

Michael Reth, head of the department for Molecular Immunology at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE), is honoured with the research professorship 2015 by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation

October 29, 2015

Prof. Dr. Michael Reth, scientific director of the BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies at the University of Freiburg and head of the department for Molecular Immunology at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE), is honored with this years Research Professorship for Experimental Infection Medicine at the University of Düsseldorf by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation.

With the Research Professorship for Experimental Infection Medicine, established by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation, outstanding researchers from the field of Infection Research and Immunology are honored by the members of the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Michael Reth is an immunologist and devoted his scientific work to the field of antibody research. The Jürgen Manchot Foundation as well as the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf note to the exceptional work of Michael Reth in his field: Michael Reths research not only has re-shaped our modern understanding of the structure and organization of the B cell antigen receptors but it also contributed to our knowledge about how B cells produce dedicated antibodies against a variety of different antigens.

Short CV

Michael Reth was born in Düsseldorf in 1950. He studied biology in Cologne and obtained his Ph.D. at Institute for Genetics of the University of Cologne in 1981. After spending a research fellowship at the Columbia University in New York (USA) and habilitation in Cologne Michael Reth became Associate Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology. Since 1996 he is Full Professor in Molecular Immunology at University of Freiburg and since 2007 scientific director of the BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies as part of the Cluster of Excellence of the University of Freiburg. The current head of the department for Molecular Immunology at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) was awarded several times, for instance with the Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 1995 and at least in 2014 with the Paul Ehrlich und Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his outstanding research on the immune system.

 
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