Michael Kessel received his Diploma in microbiology and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Kiel, Germany, in 1976 and 1981, respectively. From 1881 to 1983, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Virology, National Cancer institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA. From 1983 to 1986, he was a Research Associate at the ZMBH in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1987, he joined the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany, first as a staff scientist, and since 1992 as an independent research group leader. Since 2001, he works as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Goettingen. Dr. Kessels´s research interests include mechanisms of pattern formation in vertebrate embryos, in particular the coordination of cell cycle and developmental control mechanisms.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2009