CV Dr. Claus-Dieter Kuhn
Dr. Claus-Dieter Kuhn
Professor for RNA Biochemistry (Biochemistry VI)
University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstrasse 30, Building NW I
95447 Bayreuth, Germany
Phone: +49 (921) 55-4356
Since 07/2021 Heisenberg Professor (W3) for RNA Biochemistry at the Univeristy of Bayreuth, Germany
09/2014 - 06/2021 Independent Research Group Leader within the Elite Network of Bavaria at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
03/2010 - 07/2014 Postdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA with Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor
10/2009 - 02/2010 X-ray Crystallographer with Proteros Biostructures, Martinsried, Germany
03/2008 - 09/2009 Postdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA with Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor
10/2003 - 02/2008 PhD Student at the Gene Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich with Dr. Patrick Cramer
08/2002 - 07/2003 Master of Science with a Major in Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden
10/1999 - 07/2002 Undergraduate Studies in Biochemistry at the University of Regensburg
SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS
2020 Acceptance into the Heisenberg Program of the DFG
2020 DFG Grant for our work on the the role of piRNAs in the epidermis of planarians.
2018 Grant from the Oberfrankenstiftung for our work on "The impact of Neuronal enhancer RNAs on Neuronal plasticity and Neurogenesis".
2017 DFG Grant as part of the Priority Program 1738 (Emerging roles of non-coding RNAs in nervous system development, plasticity and disease).
2016 Recipient of the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter-Prize for Young Researchers.
2016 DFG Grant for our work on the "Role of neuronal eRNAs in transcription activation".
2014 Junior Group Leader within the Elite Network of Bavaria at the University of Bayreuth
2008 - 2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research, Yale University Medical School, Yale, USA
2008 EMBO Postdoctoral Long-Term fellowship (declined)
2005 - 2008 Member of the Elite Network of Bavaria Graduate Programs ‘Protein Dynamics in Health and Disease’ and ‘Nano-Biotechnology’
2008 Publication Award from the Center for Nanoscience, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
2007 Römerprize from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2004 - 2006 Kekulé Scholarship from the Fund of German Chemical Industry (FCI)
1999 - 2003 Scholarship for highly gifted students from the Wilhelm-Narr-Foundation in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany