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Melanie Börries

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Principal Investigator

Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research
DKTK/DKFZ Partner Site Freiburg

Stefan-Meier-Str. 17
79104 Freiburg

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  • Group leader at the DKTK/DKFZ (German Cancer Consortium) Partner Site Freiburg Boerries Lab for Systems Biology and Systems Medicine

Academic Education

2001 – 2004 MDPhD Program in Basel, Switzerland (Dr. phil.) and assistant physician, Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland (3 month/year)
1994 – 2001 Study of Medicine, University of Lübeck (Dr. med)

Scientific Degrees

2005 Dr. phil (PhD equivalent), Zellbiologie, Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II, University of Basel, Switzerland: Dissecting novel regulatory mechanisms of S100A1 on cardiac function (summa cum laude)
2004 Dr. med., Extrazelluläre Effekte des Ca2+-bindenden Proteins S100A1: Grundlegende Experimente zur Morphologie und Funktion neonataler Kardiomyozyten in Abhängigkeit von den Kulturbedingungen (1.3, magna cum laude)

Professional Experience

since 2013 Group leader at the DKTK/DKFZ Partner Site Freiburg, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, University of Freiburg
2009 – 2012 FRIAS, Principle Investigator together with Hauke Busch (CCC Group), Institute for Advanced Studies-LIFENET, University of Freiburg
2007 – 2009 Parental leave
2005 – 2009 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg
2001 – 2005 Assistant physician, Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, (3month/year, MDPhD program) and Ph.D. student, Dept. Structural Biology (Prof. U. Aebi), Biozentrum. University of Basel, Switzerland

Other activities, awards and honours

since 2018 Leading Use Case 3 “From Knowledge to Action – Support for Molecular Tumor Boards” of the Consortium MIRACUM within the BMBF Medical Informatics Initiative
2017 Call for a W2-Professorship of Bioinformatics in Cardiovascular Disease at the Goethe University of Frankfurt (DZHK Professorship). (Rejected July 2017)
since 2016 Coordinator of the clinical qualification program of the Bertha-Ottenstein-Program for Clinician Scientists (Freiburg)
since 2015 Board Member of the local DKTK Steering Committee Freiburg
since 2015 Member of the Molecular Tumor Board, University Medical Centre Freiburg
since 2014 Principal Investigator (PI), executive board member leading the Integrated Research Training Group of the SFB/CRC 850
2001 – 2005 MDPhD scholarship of the Maurice E. Müller Foundation at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland