Institute of Physiology - Department of Physiological Genomics

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CV Magdalena Götz


July 2000 Habilitation (Zoology)
July 1992 PhD-Thesis (summa cum laude)
1989 - 1992 PhD at the Friedrich-Miescher Institute of the Max-Planck Society, Tübingen, Germany
Nov 1989 Diploma of Biology, University of Tübingen, Germany
1982 - 1989 Study of Biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and Zürich, Switzerland
June 1981 Abitur, Bunsen Gymnasium, Heidelberg, Germany
1968 - 1981 Primary and High School in Heidelberg, Germany
Professional Experience
since 2011 W3 Research Professor (reduced teaching), Chair of Physiological Genomics
2011 Offer for Director of Leibniz Institute of Aging/Friedrich Lippmann Institute
since 12.2004 Chair of Physiological Genomics, Medical Faculty, LMU Munich, Germany
since 01.2004 Director (C4) Stem Cell Institute, GSF – seit 01.01.2008: Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg-Munich, Germany
07.1997 – 12.2003 Research group leader at the Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich-Martinsried, Germany


01.1997 – 06.1997 Scientist at the Max-Planck Institute of biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
06.1994 – 12.1996 Postdoctoral Scientist at SmithKline Beecham Harlow, U.K.
05.1993 – 05.1994 Postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, U.K.
08.1992 - 04.1993 Postdoctoral fellow at the Friedrich-Miescher Institute of the Max-Planck Society, Tübingen, Germany
Awards and Honors
September 2014 Ernst Schering Preis
October 2013 External Member of the Max-Planck Society
June 2013 Remedios Caro Almela Prize on Developmental Neurobiology
June 2010 Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon
October 2008 Hans und Ilse Breuer Award
October 2008 Member of the Leopoldina Academy
March 2007 Gottfried-Wilhelm Leibniz Award
January 2007 Familie Hansen Award
June 2006 EMBO Member
May 2006 Member of Academia Europaea, London, UK
01.1998 – 12.2003 Max-Planck C3-Professorship Award for outstanding Women in Science
June 1993 Otto-Hahn-Award of the Max-Planck Society for outstanding Thesis work
1986 – 1989 Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Editorial Board Member

Cell Stem Cell, Development, EMBO Journal, Genes and Development, Journal of Neuroscience, Glia, BMC Developmental Biology, Cell Adhesion and Migration, Frontiers in Neurogenesis, Current Opinion in Genetics and Development

Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuroscience from 2006 - 2012

Editor for Development since July 2010

Board Memberships

Grant panels:

Member of the German Research Council Neuroscience Panel (Fachkollegium) (2008-present); Member of the Wellcome Trust Neuroscience Panel (2005-2007)

Member of the advisory Board of the:

Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany;

MDC, Berlin, Germany; Excellence Cluster NeuroCure, Berlin, Germany;

Institut Fer a Moulin, Paris, France;

Past Advisory Board Member:

MRC Neurodevelopment Centre, London, UK (-2012); NCCR, Zürich, Switzerland (-2012); Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (2007 – 2012); Society of Genetics/Gesellschaft für Genetik (GfG) (-2012); ESTOOLS (-2011)

Organisation of International Conferences

Euroglia 2007

Estools 2010

ISDN 2010

Organisatorial Board: Euroglia Berlin 2013; EMBO Stem Cell Meeting 2014.