Addresses

Institute of Genetics
Universität zu Köln
Zülpicherstr. 47a
50674 Köln

Tel: +49-221-470 3401
Fax: +49-221-470 5264

mleptin(at)uni-koeln(dot)de

EMBO
European Molecular Biology Organisation
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

Tel. + 49 6221 889 1 102
Fax. + 49 6221 889 1 202

maria.leptin(at)embo(dot)org

Prof. Maria Leptin

 

Academic Career   

1979 – 1983 
Doctoral Thesis with Fritz Melchers at the Basel Institute for Immunology (degree 1983 from the University of Heidelberg)
1984 – 1987 Postdoctoral fellow in Michael Wilcox’ lab at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
1988 Staff Scientist at the MRC LMB, Cambridge
Jan – Mar 1989   Guest Scientist with Pat O'Farrell, UCSF
1989 – 1994   Research group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
1994 – present Professor, University of Cologne, Institute of Genetics
Feb – Apr 2001 Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Sep 2004 – Mar 2005 Visiting Scientist, Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, Hinxton, UK
2010 – present  Director, European Molecular Biology Organisation, Heidelberg


Fellowships, Honors

1984 – 1986    
EMBO Longterm Research Fellowship
1986 – 1988  Research Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
1996 elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
1998  elected Member of the Academia Europaea
2010 elected member of the NRW Academy of the Sciences and Arts

 

  Boards and Councils of Academic Societies
1996 – 1997   
President of the German Society for Developmental Biology
2002 – 2007   Member EMBO Committee 'Membership and Publications'; 2005 – 2007 as Chair.
2005 – 2010 Member of the Council of the European Life Sciences Organisation (ELSO)
2008 – 2012   Advisory Board, German Genetic Society
2009 – 2010 

Member of EMBO Council

2012 – present  President, Initiative for Science in Europe
  Scientific Advisory Boards, Boards of Trustees, Evaluation Boards
1998 
EMBO Evaluation Committee for the Hungarian Academy of Science Institutes
2003 – 2008   Scientific Advisory Board ZMBH, Heidelberg.
2005 Evaluation panel of the Institute for Zoology, University Zürich (Chair)
2004 – 2009  Board of Trustees Max-Delbrück-Centrum, Berlin (deputy chair 2007, chair 2009)
2004 – present  Board of Directors, Christiane-Nüsslein-Volhard Stiftung
2006 – 2009 Member of the Board of Trustees, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK
2012 – present  Selection panel of the Eppendorf  Award for Young European Investigators
2012 – present  Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
2012 – present  Scientific Advisory Board, IMBA Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna
  Research Funding Organisations
2008 – present   
Chair, Grant Evaluation Panel LS3 for the European Research Council

present

Ad hoc reviewing for NSF, Wellcome Trust, MRC, RS, BBSRC, DFG, SNF, ARN etc.
  Journal Editor
1996 – 2001 
Member of the Editorial Board of Developmental Biology
2001 – present Editorial Board 'Developmental Cell'
2002 – 2009  Co-editor of 'Mechanisms of Development' and 'Gene Expression Patterns'