Wolfgang Arthur Schulz

Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany

Wolfgang A. Schulz received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 1985 after having studied biochemistry there. He then moved to cancer epigenetics, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and later at the University of Ulm, Germany. Since 1989, he has been employed at the Heinrich Heine University at Düsseldorf, Germany, initially in the Department of Physiological Chemistry and later in the Department of Urology, where he led the Research Lab. The main focus of his group concerns DNA methylation alterations in urological cancers. The group is probably best known for its investigations on the causes and consequences of the retroelement hypomethylation in cancer cells. Over the years, a range of related issues have been studied in the group, especially disturbances in cell cycle regulators and proliferation regulatory pathways in urothelial cancers, as well as polymorphisms in methyl group metabolism and carcinogen metabolism genes. Dr. Schulz has coauthored more than 100 research papers and published several review and conceptual articles. For many years, Dr. Schulz has served as an officer of the DNA Methylation Society (now Epigenetics Society). Beyond research, he has a particular interest in interdisciplinary teaching. For that purpose, he has written an advanced students' textbook entitled Molecular Biology of Human Cancers (Springer, 2005).

Biography Updated on 28 March 2007

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