Professor of Biochemistry

- Hans-Mühlenhoff Endowed Chair -

University of Osnabrück

Department of Biology/Chemistry

Biochemisty section

Barbarastrasse 13

49076 Osnabrück, Germany

Tel.: +49-541-969-2752 (direct) / -2794 (secretary)

Fax: +49-541-969-2884

E-Mail: Christian.Ungermann[at]

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Prof. Dr. Christian Ungermann

Academic Training and Positions

1988-1993                 Studies in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Tübingen and at   

                                  Oregon State University

1993                          Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biophysics (Oregon State University,

                                  Corvallis, U.S.A.)

1996                          PhD in Biology with Prof. Walter Neupert at the University of Munich (Dr. rer. nat.)

1996-1999                 Postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. William Wickner, Department of

                                  Biochemistry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, U.S.A.

1999-2005                 Group leader at the Biochemie Zentrum der Universität Heidelberg

2003                          Habilitation in Biochemistry

2006                          Full professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Biology/Chemistry,

                                  University of Osnabrück (Endowed chair of the Hans-Mühlenhoff foundation)

2008-2009                 Dean of the Department of Biology/Chemistry

2011-                         Speaker of the SFB 944 ‘Physiology and dynamics of cellular microcompartments’

2012-2016                 Member of the Senate of the University of Osnabrück

Funding record / Awards

1994-1996                Predoctoral Stipend of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

1997-1999                Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

1999-2004                Young investigator stipend of the DFG (Nachwuchsgruppen in den


2000                         Associated member of the SFB 352

2002-2004                Member of the EMBO Young Investigator programme

2004                         Heisenberg Stipend of the DFG

2004-2005                Member of the SFB 638

2004                         Schering Habilitation price of the GBM

2006-2010                Member of the SFB 431

2009-2011                Member of the Graduate Research School at the University of Osnabrück

2011-                        Member and Speaker of the SFB 944

2016-                        Member of the DFG Panel Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology

Other duties

Editorial Board member at JBC (since 2012), at Traffic (since 2014), at Cellular Logistics (since 2011)

Board member of the Universitätsgesellschaft Osnabrück (since 2014)


Christian Ungermann is married to his wife Uta, a psychologist at the Childrens’ hospital Osnabrück. They have twin daughters and a son, all very much grown up - and the dog Lucy (as shown).

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