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Systems Biology of Signal Transduction

Prof. Dr. Ursula Klingmüller

Prof. Dr. Ursula Klingmüller

Prof. Dr. Ursula Klingmüller


Head of Group


Systems Biology of Signal Transduction

Curriculum vitae


2004 Venia Legendi in Cell Biology, Heidelberg University

2000 Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of  Freiburg

1992 Graduate Studies at Heidelberg University, Doctoral Thesis in Molecular Virology

1988 Diploma in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Virology, Heidelberg University

1985 Bachelor of Science, University of Bayreuth


Major previous Appointments:

since 2011 W3 Professor, Heidelberg University, Germany

2003 - 2007 Group Leader of the Boveri-Group "Systems Biology and Signal Transduction", DKFZ

1996 - 2003 Group Leader of an Independent Junior Group (Hans-Spemann-Laboratories), Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany

1993 - 1996 Postdoctoral fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA

1992 - 1993 Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Honors and Awards (selection):

since 2016 Election as Member of the German Ethics Council

2012 - 2017 Election as Member of the DFG "Hinterzartener Kreis of Cancer Research"


Scientific Commissions:


(2007- 2015) Board of Trustees German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

since 2014 Chair of the Executive Womens's Initiative at DKFZ


University of Heidelberg

since 2008 Coordination (together with Prof. Ursula Kummer) of Major Biology in the Master Program Molecular Bioscience



until December 2006 Editor-in-Chief IEE Systems Biology

2006 - 2008 Editorial board member FEBS Journal

since 2015 Associate Editor for Nature Systems Biology and Applications


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