Institute of Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Robert Tampé

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Goethe University Frankfurt
Professor of Biochemistry, Director
Institute of Biochemistry, Biocenter
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt/M.

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Positions & Academic Training
2001- present Full Professor and Director, Institute of Biochemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt
1998 - 2001 Full Professor and Director, Physiological Chemistry, Medicine, University Marburg
1996 - 1998 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, TU Munich
1996 Habilitation in Biochemistry, TU Munich
1992 - 1998 Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader, MPI of Biochemistry, Martinsried
1992 - 1998 Research Group Leader, Department of Biophysics, TU Munich
1990 - 1991 Max Kade Fellow, Stanford University (with Harden M. McConnell), USA
1987 - 1989 PhD in Biochemistry with highest honors (summa cum laude), TU Darmstadt
1981 - 1987 Diploma in Chemistry with highest honors (summa cum laude), TU Darmstadt
Honors & Awards
2019 Director, ISMB and Head of Joint Research Departments, UCL and Birkbeck College London (gratefully declined)
2019 Elected EMBO Member, Structural Biology, Membrane/Transport, Immunology
2018 Reinhart Koselleck Project Award, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2017 ERC Investigator, Advanced Grant, Life Sciences (LS1), European Research Council
2017 - present Appointed Honorary Visiting Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
2017 - 2018 Visiting Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
2010 - present Excellence Award in Teaching (3x), Goethe University Frankfurt
2010 - present Honorary Professorship, iCeCM, Kyoto University, Japan
2009 - 2010 Adjunct Professor, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA
1996 - 1998 Heisenberg Fellow, German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
1989 - 1991 Postdoctoral Fellowship of DFG and Max Kade Foundation, New York, USA
1987 - 1989 PhD Fellowship, awarded by the Chemical Industry (FCI), Germany
1985 Anton Keller Prize in Chemistry, Germany
1984 - 1987 Fellow, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Germany
1983 - 1987 Fellow, Cusanuswerk, Germany
Academic Leadership (selection)
2022 - present Head of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC 1507) Membrane Protein Assemblies, Machineries, and Supercomplexes
2008 - 2020 Head of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC 807) Membrane Transport
2007 - 2019 Cofounder, Board of Directors and PI, Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt (EXC 115)
2007 - 2010 Spokesperson, Biomembranes, German Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)
2005 - 2010 Head of the European Membrane Biology Network (EMBN-Train)
2003 - 2007 Head of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC 628) Membrane Proteomics
2001 - 2016 Founder and Member of Board of Directors, Center for Membrane Proteomics (CMP)
Trusts & Editorial Boards
2020 - present Board Member, EMBO Fellowships
2018 - present Chair, ERC Advanced Grants, Life Sciences, European Research Council (ERC)
2016 Panel Member, Life Sciences, ERC Advanced Grants, European Research Council (ERC)
2015 - 2016 Chair, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
2014 - present Trustee, German Research Foundation (DFG), Goethe University Frankfurt
2010 - present Chair, Paul-Ehrlich Young Investigator Award, Paul Ehrlich Foundation
2008 - 2011 Review Board Member, Basic Research in Biology and Medicine, DFG
2009 Review Board Member, Excellence Initiative, Germany
2003 - 2008 Editorial Board, The Journal of Biological Chemistry (ASBMB)
2001 - 2003 Editor of Faculty 1000
Research Interests
Structure and mechanism of membrane proteins, macromolecular assemblies, molecular machines, intracellular transport and maturation of proteins, ribosome recycling and mRNA surveillance, chemical biology, live-cell protein labeling techniques, nanobiotechnology.
Publications across disciplines