Research Centers

Collaborative Research Center SFB 807
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Collaborative Research Center SFB 902
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Complex Scenarios of Light Control
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European Research Council
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Prof. Dr. Robert Tampé

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Research Links               ORCID: 0000-0002-0403-2160
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Goethe University Frankfurt
Professor of Biochemistry, Director (
Institute of Biochemistry, Biocenter
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt/M.

phone +49-69-798 29475
fax +49-69-798 29495

Positions and Academic Training
2001-present Full Professor and Director, Institute of Biochemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt
1998-01 Full Professor and Director, Physiological Chemistry, Medicine, University Marburg
1996-98 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, TU Munich
1996      Habilitation in Biochemistry, TU Munich
1992-98 Max Planck Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried
1992-98 Research Group Leader, Department of Biophysics, TU Munich
1990-91 Max Kade Fellow, Stanford University (with Harden M. McConnell), USA
1987-89 PhD in Biochemistry with highest honors (summa cum laude), TU Darmstadt
1981-87 Diploma in Chemistry with highest honors (summa cum laude), TU Darmstadt

Honors and Awards
2019 EMBO Member, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Membrane/Transport, Immunology
2018 Reinhart Koselleck Award, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2017- Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
2017- ERC Investigator, Life Sciences, Advanced Grant, European Research Council
2017- Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
2014- Trustee of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Goethe University Frankfurt
2010- Honorary Guest Professor at iCeMS, Kyoto University, Japan
2009-10 Visiting Professor, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA
2012 Excellence in Teaching Biochemistry
2010- Chair, Paul Ehrlich Young Investigator Award, Paul Ehrlich Foundation
2010 & 2011 Award: Best Teaching in Biochemistry
1996-98 Heisenberg Fellow, German Research Foundation (DFG)
1989-91 Fellow of the Max Kade Foundation (New York) and DFG
1987-89 Doctoral Fellowship, Fonds of the Chemical Industry (FCI)
1985 Anton Keller Prize in Chemistry
1984-87 Fellow, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
1983-87 Fellow, Cusanuswerk

2018- Chair, Life Sciences, ERC Advanced Grants, European Research Council
2008- Director, Research Center (CRC 807) Membrane Transport and Communication
2007-18 Co-founder, Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt (CEF) Macromolecular Complexes
2008-11 Review Panel Member, Basic Research in Medicine, German Research Foundation
2007-10 Coordinator, Biomembranes, German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2005-10 Scientific coordinator, European Membrane Biology Network (EMBN-Train)
2003-08 Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Biological Chemistry (ASBMB)
2003-07 Director, DFG-funded Research Center (CRC 628) Functional Membrane Proteomics
2001-03 Editor of Faculty 1000–Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins
2001 Co-founder of the Centerfor Membrane Proteomics (CMP), Frankfurt

Research Interests
Structure and mechanism of membrane proteins, macromolecular assemblies, molecular machines, intracellular transport and maturation of proteins, ribosome recycling and mRNA surveillance, opto/chemical biology, live-cell protein labeling techniques, nanobiotechnology.