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Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros

Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros

Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros


Head of Division


Div. Signaling and Functional Genomics (B110)



+49 6221 421950


+49 6221 421959

Curriculum Vitae


since 2023     Dean, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University
since 2020     Director, Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg University
2015-2016     Acting Scientific Director, DKFZ
2014-2023     Coordinator, Functional and Structural Genomics Program, DKFZ
since 2008     Head of Division, DKFZ
since 2008     Full Professor, Heidelberg University
2003-2008     Junior Group Leader (tenure-track), DKFZ
1999-2003     Postdoc, Harvard Medical School
1996-1999     PhD student, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
1999-2001     John. F. Kennedy School of Government,
                        M.P.A. Program, Harvard University
1995-1996     Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York
1994-1995     State University of New York in Stony Brook
1993-1996     Witten/Herdecke University
1991-1993     Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule Aachen

2022    Elected member, Leopoldina Nationalakademie der Wissenschaften
2022    Elected member, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
2013    Elected EMBO member
2012    ERC Advanced Grant
2007    Johann-Georg Zimmermann Research Award
2005    EMBO Young Investigator Program
2003    Elected Member "Die Junge Akademie" at the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Academy and the Academy Leopoldina

Managing Director, Health and Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim
Member and Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees (Kuratorium), Studienstiftung
Member of the Executive Board of the Hoffmann Berling International Graduate School
Member of the Executive Board of the Excellence Cluster CellNetworks
Member HMLS Research Council

Spokesperson of CRC 1324 on Wnt signaling
Coordinating PI, ERC Synergy Grant DECODE
Spokesperson of DFG Research Group 1036
Coordinator of the FP7 Coordinated Project "CancerPathways"

Emmy-Noether Programm of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
McCloy Fellowship, Studienstiftung and Harvard University
Boehringer Ingelheim Ph.D. Fellowship
Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Fellowship of the Fulbright Kommission

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