Prof. Dr. Sigrun I. Korsching

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Sigrun l. Korsching

Name: Dr. Sigrun Korsching

Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany

Personal status: married, 3 children

Citizenship: German

E-Mail: sigrun.korsching@uni-koeln.de

Publications

Positions

1995 - present Professor at the Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Germany.
1988 - 1995 Junior Group Leader, Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen, Germany.
1986 - 1988 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.
1985 - 1986 Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München, Germany.
1984 - 1985 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München, Germany.

Scientific Honors

2009 - 2011 President of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG)
2007 - 2009 Vice President of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG)
1998 Top ranking grant as co-applicant in a Human Frontier Science Program Research Grant.
1988 George and Edna Lièvre Fellowship Award of the American Heart Association.
1985 Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck-Society.

Education

1996 Habilitation in "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology" by the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Tübingen, Germany.
1994 Laboratory course "Imaging Structure and Function in the Nervous System", Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY, USA.
1984 Thesis, summa cum laude.
1982 Lecture course "Developmental Neurobiology" at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY, USA.
1981 - 1983 Graduate studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry, Martinsried, Germany, thesis advisor Prof. Hans Thoenen.
1980 Diploma in Chemistry und Biochemistry (highest possible grade).
1979 - 1980 Undergraduate thesis at the Max-Planck-Institut for Psychiatry, Martinsried, Germany, scientific advisor Prof. Hans Thoenen.
1974 - 1979 Classes in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.
1974 Entrance examination for the University at the Willi-Graf-Gymnasium in Munich with highest possible grades.

Scientific Societies

Society for Neuroscience, USA
German Neuroscience Society (Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, NWG)
The European Chemoreception Research Organisation (ECRO)

Management and administration

2015 - 2017 Editorial Board 'Scientific Reports'
2015 - 2017 Member of the Inner Faculty of the Natural Sciences Faculty of the University at Cologne
2014 Editorial Board 'Chemical Senses'
2014 - 2019 Acting Speaker, Graduate Program GRK 1960 'Neural Circuit Analysis on the cellular and subcellular level'
2013 - present EURON (European Graduate School for Neurosciences) local coordinator for Cologne
2013 Organizer of the Cologne Spring Meeting 2013 'Neural circuits: Development, Function and Degeneration'
2011 Scientific Organizer and Program Committee chair of the 9th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society
2008 - 2015 Advisory board member, Priority Program 1392, Integrative analysis of olfaction, German Research Foundation
1997 - 2002 Member of the Inner Faculty of the Natural Sciences Faculty of the University at Cologne
1997 - 2001 Acting speaker of the Graduate Program GRK 296 'Genetics of Cellular Systems'.
1995 Organizer of the 'Olfactory Meeting Tübingen 1995' (international conference, 10 speaker, ca. 50 participants)

Life beyond science

Raising three kids is a world by itself. After a long lull I have taken up martial arts again. I read Terry Pratchett and Scott Westerfeld for fun and enjoy cyberspace discussions about science and ethics.


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