Prof Dr Ingo Schmitz
Research Group Leader
+49 531 6181-3500
Education and Employment
* 1990 - 1996
University of Hannover, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover and Hannover Medical School, Germany; Subject: Biochemistry
* 1995 - 1996
Diploma thesis at the Center for Molecular Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Laboratory of Dr. Thomas Wirth, Thema: "Transcriptional regulation of Oct transcription factors by Bob.1/OBF.1"
* 1996 - 1996
Research Assistant at the Center for Molecular Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Laboratory of Dr. Hermann Bujard, Thema: "Genomic analysis of a Tet-transactivator transgenic mouse model"
* 1996 - 1997
* 1998 - 2000
Research Assistant at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany, Laboratory of Dr. Peter Krammer, Thema: "Regulation of apoptosis signaling in the CD95 death receptor system"
* June 2000
Ph.D. Thesis: “The Two-Pathway-Model of the CD95 death receptor: implications for the T cell immune response”, University of Hannover, Germany
Research Assistant and Postdoctoral fellow: Dept. of Immunogenetics, German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg, Germany, Thema: "Regulation of apoptosis signaling in the CD95 death receptor system"
* 2001 - 2003
Research Assistant and Postdoctoral fellow: Laboratory of Immunobiology (head: Dr. Ellis L. Reinherz), Dana-Farber Cancer Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, Thema: "Negative selection of murine thymocytes"
* 2003 - 2008
Group leader at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (head: Dr. Klaus Schulze-Osthoff), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
* March 2006
Habilitation in Molecular Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf.
* June 2006
W1-Professorship for Cellular Immunology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen; call turned down
* 2007 - 2009
Group leader at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene (head: Dr. Klaus Pfeffer), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
* June 2009
Start as W2 professor at the Institute of Immunology of the Medical Faculty of the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg and as leader of the research group “Systems-oriented immunology and inflammation research” at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
Other professional academic activities
Grant reviewer for DFG, Wilhelm-Sander-Stiftung (both Germany)
Ad hoc reviewer for international journals (The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Genes and Development, Blood, Cancer Research, Cell Death & Differentiation, The FASEB Journal, Oncogene, Molecular Therapeutics, BBA – Molecular Cell Research, European Journal of Immunology, Apoptosis, International Journal of Cancer, Cancer Letters, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology).
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie (DGfI)
Signal transduction society (STS)