Volker Moebus received his M.D. degree certificate in 1979 and his MPsych degree in 1984. He served as Medical Resident in the German army from 1981 to 1982 and at the Institute of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University of Mainz, Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, from 1982 to 1983. Moebus was a Senior Resident at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Mainz throughout the years from 1983 to 1992. His research activities are focused on clinical and scientific emphasis on gynecologic oncology with participation in Phase I to III oncologic studies as early as 1984. Moebus was a coworker at a lab for tumor markers (Head: Professor R. Kreienberg) and participated in the institution of a cell culture laboratory in 1984, establishing more than 70 permanent gynecological tumor cell lines. His scientific interests include clinical and in vitro evaluations of tumor markers, characterization of established cell lines (xenotransplantation, expression of tumor-associated and MHC antigens, expression of cytokeratins, and secretion of cytokines), and inhibition of proliferation by chemotherapeutic and hormonal agents. He has thirty publications on the aforementioned topics. In 1992, he moved to the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany as Senior Registrar. He then became an assistant professor in 1994. Moebus has been serving as a senior consultant in gynecology since 1995 and as principal investigator of various multicenter Phase-III trials FE (high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support in ovarian cancer, sequential dose-dense chemotherapy in comparison to conventional-dose chemotherapy as first-line therapy in node-positive breast cancer patients (ETC-trial and GAIN-trial)). Moebus is a member of many scientific societies. Since May 2000, he has been appointed as the Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Klinikum Frankfurt Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany .
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010