Alumni

Curriculum Vitae

VOLKER SCHIRRMACHER

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

 

Personal

Date of birth: 1943

Place of birth: Wentdorf (near Hamburg), Germany

 

Academic Education and Appointments

1962 – 1967       

Studies of Biochemistry at the Universities of Hamburg, Berlin and Tübingen

Qualification: Diplom in Biochemistry

 

1967 – 1970       

PhD Thesis in Immunology at the Institute of Genetics of the University of Köln supervised by Prof Or. K. Rajewsky

 

1971 – 1973       

Postdoc with a DFG-stipend at Karolinska-Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with Prof Or. H. Wigzell

 

1973 – 1976       

Senior-Research-Fellow at the Transplantation Immunology Unit in London

(The London Hospital Medical College) with Prof Or. H. Festenstein

 

1976 – 2008       

Head of "Division of Cellular Immunology" at the DKFZ

(German Cancer Research Center) Heidelberg

 

1979                     

Habilitation in Immunology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Heidelberg

 

1986                     

Appointment to Ordinarius and C4-Professor

Chairman for Immunology at Heidelberg University

 

1987 – 1989       

Elected President of the "Sektion Experimentelle Krebsforschung" of the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft

 

1990 – 1992       

Elected President of the Intemational "Metastasis Research Society"

 

2001                     

Elected Representative for Germany as EACR Council Member

 

Since 2009         

Scientific Director of Tumor-Immunology at IOZK

(Immunological and Oncological Center Cologne) Köln

 

2009 – 2012       

President of "European Association of Applied Immunology e.V.“

 

2009 – 2012       

Editor-in-Chief of “The Open Cancer Immunology Journal"

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