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Curriculum Vitae

HELMUT BARTSCH

Prof. Dr. rer. nat

Personal

Date of birth:    October 23, 1940      

Place of birth:   Endersdorf, Germany

 

Academic Education and Appointments

1965                     

B.Sc., M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, University of Heidelberg

 

1968                     

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Elucidation of the Structure of Phorbol), University of Heidelberg

 

1968 – 1970       

Research Associate at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, (Institute of Biochemistry;

Director E. Hecker)

 

1971 – 1973       

Postdoc at McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (with E.C. and J.A.

Miller)

 

1974 – 1980       

Scientist at WHO, Unit of Chemical Carcinogenesis, IARC, Lyon, France

 

1979                                     

Habilitation in Experimental Oncology, Medical School in Hannover, Germany; docent and external faculty member

 

1981 – 1993       

Unit Chief at WHO, Unit of Environmental Carcinogenesis and Host Factors, IARC, Lyon, France

 

1993 – 2005       

Full Professor (Chair) at Heidelberg University; Head of the Division of “Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors”, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, with emphasis on research fields: (1) genetic cancer susceptibility markers, (2) DNA damage and genetic alterations in human tumorigenesis, (3) biomarkers for cancer etiology and prevention, (4) cancer chemoprevention/characterization of new preventive agents.

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