Joachim Altschmied was born in Langen Germany, in 1959. He received his M.A. degree in biology in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, in 1988 (summa cum laude). From 1988 to 1991, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Pamela L. Mellon at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA. From 1992 to 1999, he served as a Senior Research Associate at the Biocenter in Wuerzburg, Germany, where he obtained his habilitation under the mentorship of Professor Dr. Manfred Schartl in 1997. From 1999 to 2008, he worked as a Group Leader at the University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany, in the Molecular Hematology Department. Since 2008, he serves as a Principal Investigator and as the Head of the central biosafety level 2 facility at the IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Duesseldorf, Germany, and as a Lecturer at the Natural Sciences Faculty of the University of Duesseldorf. He is a Member of the Executive Board of the German Genetics Society. His research interests and fields of expertise are aging, signal transduction, and transcriptional regulation.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011