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Wolfgang Driever

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Principal Investigator

Institute of Biology 1,
Abt. Entwicklungsbiologie

Hauptstr. 1
79104 Freiburg

Academic Education

1979 – 1986 Study of Biochemistry (German M.Sc. equivalent) at the Universities of Tübingen (ALU) and Munich (LMU)

Scientific Degrees

2003 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD equivalent), Genetics and molecular biology of bicoid, a gene that acts as a maternal morphogen to determine pattern in the Drosophila embryo (summa cum laude)

Professional Experience

Since 1996 Full Professor of Developmental Biology, Freiburg University, Institute of Biology I
1991 – 1996 Assistant Professor of Medicine (Genetics), Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
1990 – 1991 Postdoctoral Research at the Institute of Neurosciences, University of Oregon (Group of Prof. M. Westerfield)
1989 – 1990 Postdoc at the MPI Developmental Biology, Tübingen (Group of Prof. C. Nüsslein-Volhardt)

Other activities, awards and honours

2014 – 2016 Dean, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
Since 2007 Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS) Coordinator of Research Area B (Supracelluar Signalling)
2001 – 2012 Initiator and Speaker of SFB 592 “Signaling Mechanisms in Embryogenesis and Organogenesis”
1998 – 1999 President, German Society for Developmental Biology
1997 Otto Mangold Award of the German Society for Developmental Biology
1996 Co-Founder, DeveloGen AG Göttingen
1988 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society