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DDDr. Hanns HATT Chair of the Department Cell Physiology, Ruhr-University Bochum


1967-1972 Studies of Biology and Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
1972 Diploma in Biology and Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
1976-1981 Study of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
1976 Promotion (Dr. rer. Nat.) Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
1983 Promotion (Dr. med.) Technical University Munich
1984 Habilitation (venia legendi) for Physiology, Technical University Munich
1985-1991 Assistant Professor at the Physiological Institute of the Technical University of
1991-1992 University Professor (C3) at the Physiological Institute of the Klinikum r. d. Isar at the
  Technical University Munich
1992 Offered Chair of Biophysics, University Konstanz
since 1992 Chair of the Department Cell Physiology (C4-Professor) Ruhr-University Bochum
1994-1998 President of ECRO (European Chemoreception Research Organization)
1998-2002 President of ICOT (International Commission of Olfaction and Taste)
1999-2003 Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum
2002 Offered Directorate at the German Nutrition Institute (DIFE), Berlin /Potsdam
since 2003 Member of the Senate, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
since 2005 Speaker of the International Graduate School Bioscience


Member of the Academy of Sciences Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 2001
Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, since 2002
Member of the DFG Panel "Neuroscience", since 2004
Section Speaker of the German Neuroscience Society, since 2006


Spehr M., Gisselmann G., Poplawski A., Riffell JA., Wetzel C.H., Zimmer R.K., Hatt H.: Identification of a testicular odorant receptor mediating human sperm chemotaxis. Science: 299: 2054-2058, 2003
Spehr M., Schwane K., Heilmann S, Gisselmann G, Hummel H, Hatt H.: Dual capacity of a human olfactory receptor. Curr. Biol. 14(19): 832-833, 2003
Spehr M., Hatt H.: A potential role of odorant receptor agonists and antagonists in the treatment of infertility and contraception. Curr. Opin. Invest. Drugs 6(4): 364-368, 2005
Doszczak L., Kraft P., Weber H.-P., Bertermann R., Triller A., Hatt H., and Tacke R.: Prediction of Perception: Probing the hOR17-4 Olfactory Receptor Model with Silicon Analogues of Bourgeonal and Lilial. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46: 3367-3371, 2007


Philip Morris Award, 2005
Patent Award of Ruhr-University Bochum, 2005
Transfer Award NRW, 2007