Christoph Winkler studied biology at the University of Munich and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinried, Germany, and received his Diploma in 1989. He did his PhD thesis with Manfred Schartl at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany and obtained his Dr. rer. nat. in 1994. After a first postdoc in Wuerzburg, he became a Human-Frontier-Science-Program Postdoctoral Fellow in Randy Moon's Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1996. From 1998, he established his own laboratory at the University of Wuerzburg, received his Habilitation in developmental biology in 2005 and became a Member of the Faculty for Biology at the University of Wuerzburg. In April 2007, Winkler joined the National University of Singapore as an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences. His major research interests are in the fields of embryonic development of the nervous and skeletal systems as well as in modeling human neurodegenerative and skeletal diseases in zebrafish and medaka.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2009