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Osiewacz_2014_Vita spacer Heinz D. Osiewacz
(University Professor)

Born 1956 in Stöcken, Germany

Study of Biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum
Diploma 1980; PhD 1984; Habilitation 1993
1984-1985: spacer Research Associate at the Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
1985-1987:  Research Assistent at the Department of General Botany, Bochum
1987-1990: University Assistent at Faculty of Biology, Ruhr-University, Bochum
1990-1994: Head of the Group Molecular Biology of Aging Processes at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Since 1994: University Professor for Molecular Developmental Biology at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
· 1998-1999: Administrative Director of the Botanisches Institut
· 2003-2005: Dean of the faculty Biologie und Informatik (Biowissenschaften)
Research Topics
Mitotic recombination (parasexual cycle) in Aspergillus niger (1979-1980) and Curvularia lunata (1985-1990). Development of transformation systems in filamentous fungi. Genome analysis in filamentous fungi (1985-now). Molecular biology of photosynthesis in cyanobacteria (1984-1990).  Molecular biology of degenerative processes (aging, spore killing) in fungal model systems (1980-now). Molecular regulation of cellular copper homeostasis (1994-now). Differential gene expression in filamentous fungi (1995-now).
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Alternsforschung, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM), Center of Membrane Proteomics (CMP)
Member of the Editorial Board
Aging, Aging Research Reviews, Biogerontology, Current Genetics, Experimental Gerontology
Grants and Fellowships
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1980-1984: Fellowship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Bonn, Germany
1984-1985:  Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn, Germany
since 1990: Continuous support by the DFG
2005- 2009 Coordinator of the Integrated European project "Role of Mitochondria in Conserved Mechanisms of Ageing" (MiMage)
2005- 2011 Partner in the Coordination Action Link-Age (Coordination and Consolidation of European Biogerontology: En Route Towards Formation of a European College of Biogerontology), EU funded project
2005- 2011 Partner in the Integrated European project "Functional Analysis of Evolutionary Conserved Mechanisms of Ageing based on Advanced Proteome Analysis" (Proteomage)
since 2006: Principal Investigator in the Cluster of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes Frankfurt
since 2010: Coordinator of the BMBF project "Mitochondrial network of pathways in aging and lifespan control - a systems biology approach" (GerontoMitoSys)
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1985: Sandoz Prize of Gerontology (together with K. Esser, U. Kück, U. Stahl and P. Tudzynski)
2001:  René Schubert Prize


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