Alexander Burkle

Universität Konstanz, Germany

Alexander Bürkle was born in Offenburg, Germany, in 1957. He studied medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and received his M.D. degree in 1982. After his military service as a Captain of the Medical Corps (1982–1984), he was a Postdoctoral Fellow (1984–1987) and a Group Leader (1987–2000) at the German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2000 to 2002, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Gerontology, Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. In 2002, he was appointed to his present position of Full Professor and Chair of Molecular Toxicology at the Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Chairman of the University’s Department of Biology. Since 2004, he has been Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX). His research interests are the role of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation and DNA repair in the ageing and the neurotoxicity of prion protein. He is a Member of the editorial boards of “Biogerontology,” “Cancer Letters,” “Mechanisms of Ageing and Development,” “BiomedCentral,” “Immunity and Ageing,” “Scientific World Journal,” “Eurekah Bioscience,” and “Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research.”

Biography Updated on 3 May 2007

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