Gottschalk office

Karin Schöffner

BMLS, Room 1.651           Phone: +49 69 798 42584


Office hours:              Monday-Friday 10.00-12.00 h


Elena Rentsch

BMLS, Room 1.651           Phone: +49 69 798 42584


Office hours:              Monday-Friday 12.00-17.00 h

Prof. Dr. Alexander Gottschalk

Curriculum Vitae

Researcher ID D-3155-2011

ORCID 0000-0002-1197-6119

Google Scholar

1990 - 1995  Studies in chemistry, biochemistry and immunology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt (Germany), Philipps University, Marburg (Germany) and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Scotland)
1995 - 1999  Diploma & PhD theses (Dr. rer. nat.): Purification and characterization of small nuclear ribonucleoprotein complexes (UsnRPs) from S. cerevisiae with Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lührmann at Unversity of Marburg (Germany)
2000 - 2003  Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Dr. William R. Schafer: Adaptation of the Caenorhabditis elegans nervous system to nicotine and proeomics of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) at the University of California, San Diego (USA)
2004-2009  Juniorprofessor for Molecular Membrane Biology, Independent research group leader at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt (Germany)

2010-2015  Heisenberg-Professor for Molecular Cell Biology and Neurobiochemistry

since 2016 Full Professor

since 2016 Coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme SPP1926 ('Next Generation Optogenetics')

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Gottschalk
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (BMLS)           and Institute of Biophysical Chemistry
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Max-von-Laue-Straße 15; room 1.652
D-60438 Frankfurt/Germany

Phone: +49-(0)69-798 42518
Fax:     +49-(0)69-798 763 42518

Fellowships & Awards
2009 Heisenberg-Professorship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

2008 Schram Award

2005 Career Development Award of the HFSPO

2001 Long-Term fellowship of the Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO)

2000 Postdoctoral stipend of the Max Planck Society


DFG: CRC1080


DFG: SPP1926

DFG: other projects: GO1011/8 through 13

DFG: FOR1279 (concluded)

EUTrigTreat (concluded)

DFG: SFB628 (concluded)