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Dr. Hans LEHRACH Head of Department Vertebrate Genomics and Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin


1965-1970 Study of Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
1970 Diploma, Technical University Braunschweig
1974 Ph.D. thesis, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen (Prof. Fritz Cramer) and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen (Prof. Karl-Heinz Scheit)
1974-1976 Research Fellow, Jane Coffin Child's Memorial Fund for Medical Research at the Laboratory of Prof. Paul Doty, Harvard University, Boston, Mass., USA
1976-1978 Research Fellow, laboratory of Prof. Paul Doty, Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, Boston, Mass. USA
1978-1987 Head, Research Group at the EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
1987-1994 Head, Department Genome Analysis at the ICRF, London, UK
since 1994 Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik, Berlin


Member, Austrian Biochemical Society, until 2008
Member, HUGO Council, 1996-2002
Speaker and Member, German Human Genome Project, 1997-2001
Member, Advisory Board, Biotechnology (BioTop) Berlin-Brandenburg, since 1995
Member, American Association for the Advanced of Science, since 1998
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, German Primate Center, Göttingen, 1998-2006
Reviewer in the field of Molecular Biology, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 2000-2004
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Deutsches Ressourcenzentrum für Genomforschung GmbH, 2001-2006
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Austrian Genome Research Project (GEN-AU), Austria, since 2001
Member, Project Committee, National Genome Research Network, since 2001
Member, Advisory and Evaluation Board, Organisational Unit for Research Infrastructure, University Graz, since 2009


564 original publications, e.g.:
Herwig R, Lehrach H., Expression profiling of drug response - from genes to pathways. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 8(3): 283-293, 2006
Lehrach H. et al: A Centrosome-Independent Role for {gamma}-TuRC Proteins in the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint. Science, 314: 654-656, 2006
Lehrach H. et al: A global view of gene activity and alternative splicing by deep sequencing of the human transcriptome. Science, 15;321(5891):956-60, 2008
Lehrach H. et al: A catabolic block does not sufficiently explain how 2-deoxy-D-glucose inhibits cell growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 18;105(46):17807-11, 2008


Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993
Honorary Professorship in Biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin, 1998
The Ján Jessenius SAS Medal of Honour for outstanding achievements in medical sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, 2003
Karl Heinz Beckurts Award for achievements in genome research, Munich, 2004