Mechanisms of Propagation

Prof. Dr. Karin Danzer

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific Qualifications

1998-2003Study of Biology, Ulm (Germany), Würzburg (Germany), University of Cardiff (Wales)

Doctorate in biology (Dr. rer. nat.) in neurodegeneration, University of Ulm, Germany and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH and Co.KG, Biberach, Germany; supervision: M. Kostka, Doctoral examination on November, 2007

Professional Career

since 06/2021DZNE research group leader "Mechanisms of Propagation" and W3 professorship at the DZNE Ulm and at Ulm University, Germany
2019Extraordinary professorship “APL” Ulm University, Germany
2018Positive evaluation of junior professorship, Ulm University of Ulm, Germany (equivalent to habilitation)
2016 – 2022

Emmy Noether Research Group Leader, Neurology, Ulm University, Germany


Junior professorship (W1) “Mechansims of Neurodegeneration”, Ulm University, Germany

2008-2011Research Fellow, Supervision: P. McLean and Brad Hyman, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2007-2008:Postdoc in neurodegeneration, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH and Co.KG, Biberach, Germany

Engagement in the Research System

Since 2020Member of the Clinician and Medical Scientist Bord of the Medical Faculty Ulm
Since 2020

Member of the Admission Committee for the Study programme “Molecular Translational Neuroscience”

Since 2019Member of the Steering Committee CRC 1506 “Aging at Interfaces”
Since 2018Member of the PhD Committee of the International Graduate School Molecular Medicine
Since 2011Involvement in exams for Dr. hum. biol., Dr. rer. nat. or Dr. med.
Since 2011Head of the group “Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration”


Since 2011teaching in Molecular Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular and Translational Neuroscience as lectures, seminars and internships (Cellular and Extracellular Networks, Clinical Neuroscience, Signalling Pathways in Stem Cells, Development and Aging).

Collaborative Projects

2021- 2024

project Lead “Validation of a neurochemical biomarker profile for supporting diagnosis of major depression”, Boehringer Ingelheim Ulm University Biocenter (BIU)

Academic Distinctions

2020appointed W2 Professorship for Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology, Friedrich Alexander University, declined
2018Sana Science Award (Sana Clinic)
2014- 2017Junior professorship program state of Baden-Württemberg
2007    AD/PD Young Investigator Award (Karger)
Mentee’s awards
2017    PhD prize IGradU
2020    German Parkinson Prize


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