Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jan-Heiner Küpper

Universitätsplatz 1
01968 Senftenberg
Raum 15.304

T +49 (0) 3573 85 930
F +49 (0) 3573 85 809

Current Position & University Functions
  • Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, since 2007
  • Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Health Science, Health Campus Brandenburg, Germany, since 2018
  • Academic Dean of the Institute of Biotechnology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, 2010-2016
  • Member of the Faculty Council of the Institute of Biotechnology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, 2010-2016
  • Director of the Institute of Biotechnology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, since 2016
  • PhD in Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1990
  • Habilitation in Toxicology, Medical Faculty of University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1998
Scientific and Industry Career
  • 1987-1997: PhD study and Postdoc at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Heidelberg, in the lab of former DKFZ Chairman Professor Harald zur Hausen (Nobel Prize in Medicine 2008)
  • 1992: Technology Transfer Fellowship of International Union Against Cancer (UICC) for research stay at College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, USA in the lab of Professor Myron K. Jacobson
  • 1997-2002: Group leader at University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2002-2007: Chief Executive Officer of Heart BioSystems GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2007- present: Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (former Hochschule Lausitz), Faculty of Science
  • since 2008: Management Consultant of Biotech Companies
  • since 2013: Visiting Professor at University of Namibia, Faculty of Science, Windhoek, Namibia
  • since 2018: Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Biotech Social Enterprise AG, Senftenberg, Germany
Track Record
  • ca. 60 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and in monographs, 1 book, 12 patent families
  • >100 scientific and business presentations; newspaper, radio & TV interviews
  • >10 mill € fundraising for independent research work and for operating a business
  • Reviewer for Scientific Journals and Grant Organizations
  • Member of the Editorial Boardof the Journal of Cellular Biotechnology
  • Chairman of the German Society of Cellular Biotechnology

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