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Collaborative Research Center SFB 807
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Complex Scenarios of Light Control
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European Research Council
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Prof. Dr. Robert Tampé

Curriculum Vitae            PDF

Research Links               ORCID: 0000-0002-0403-2160
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Goethe University Frankfurt
Professor of Biochemistry, Director (
Institute of Biochemistry, Biocenter
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt/M.

phone +49-69-798 29475
fax +49-69-798 29495

1981-87 Diploma in Chemistry, TU Darmstadt, Germany
1987-89 PhD in Biochemistry, TU Darmstadt, Germany
1990-91 Postdoctoral Fellow with Harden M. McConnell, Stanford University, USA

Employment and Research Experience
2001- Full Professor and Director, Institute of Biochemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt
1998-01 Full Professor and Director, Physiological Chemistry, Medicine, University Marburg
1996-98 Assistant Professor for Biochemistry and Biophysics, TU Munich, Germany
1996 Habilitation in Biochemistry, TU Munich
1992-98 Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried/Munich
1992-98 Research Group Leader, Biophysics Department, TU Munich

Honors and Awards           
2019- Reinhart Koselleck Project Award, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2017- ERC Investigator, Life Sciences, Advanced Grant, European Research Council
2017-18 Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
2010- Honorary Guest Professor at iCeMS, Kyoto University, Japan
2009-10 Visiting Professor, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA
2014- Trustee of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Goethe University Frankfurt
2010- Chair, Paul Ehrlich Young Investigator Prize, Paul Ehrlich Foundation
2012 Excellence in Teaching Biochemistry
2010 & 2011 Award: Best Teaching in Biochemistry
1996-98 Heisenberg Fellow, German Research Foundation (DFG)
1989-91 DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship and Max Kade Foundation (New York)
1989 PhD in Biochemistry, summa cum laude
1987-89 Doctoral Fellowship, Fonds of the Chemical Industry (FCI)
1987 Diploma in Chemistry, summa cum laude
1985 Anton Keller Prize in Chemistry
1984-87 Fellow, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
1983-87 Fellow, Cusanuswerk

2018- Chair of Life Sciences, ERC Advanced Grants, European Research Council
2008- Director, Research Center (CRC 807) Membrane Transport and Communication
2007-18 Co-founder, Board of Directors, and Principal Investigator, Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt (CEF) Macromolecular Complexes
2008-11 Review Panel Member, German Research Foundation (Basic Research in Medicine)
2007-10 Coordinator, Biomembranes, German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2005-10 Scientific coordinator, European Membrane Biology Network (EMBN-Train)
2003-08 Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Biological Chemistry (ASBMB)
2003-07 Director, DFG-funded Research Center (CRC 628) Functional Membrane Proteomics
2001-03 Editor of Faculty 1000 – Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins
2001 Co-founder of the Center for Membrane Proteomics (CMP), Frankfurt

Research Interests
Macromolecular Membrane Complexes
Intracellular Transport and Chaperone Complexes
Mechanism of Antigen Processing and Viral Immune Escape
Macromolecular RNA-Protein Complexes
Chemical and Synthetic Biology, Nanobiotechnology