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Wolf B. Frommer

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1983-1987Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.); Institute for Genetics, University of Köln, Germany
1988–1989Postdoctoral fellow, Institut für Genbiologische Forschung, Germany
1990–1991Head of Research Group; Institut für Genbiologische Forschung, Germany
1992–1996Head; Independent Young Investigator Group, Institut für Genbiologische Forschung, Germany
1996-2003Full Professor, Chair of Plant Physiology; Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany
1997-2001Cofounder and Director; Center for Plant Molecular Biology Tübingen (ZMBP), Germany
2003-2017Staff Member; Carnegie Science, USA
2004-2011Adjunct Professor, Stanford University, USA
2006-2016Bio-X Affiliated Faculty, Stanford University, USA
2007-2009Vice President,; JBEI (Joint Bioenergy Institute), USA
2007-2015Visiting Faculty; Laurence Berkeley National Laboratories, USA
2007-2016Director; Carnegie Science, USA
2011-2016Full Professor; Stanford University, USA
2016-2017Adjunct Professor; Stanford University, USA
2016-presentVisiting Professor; WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University
2017-presentFull Professor; Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf and Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research, Köln, Germany
2017-presentHumboldt Professorship; Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf and Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research, Köln, Germany

Wolf B. Frommer Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research, Köln

System biology, Plant molecular biology

The research in the Frommer team at ITbM works in four areas: (i) Engineering of genetically encoded biosensors and sponges for in vivo biochemistry, (ii) Characterization of the determinants of interactions between small molecules and transporters to help identifying novel drugs and agrochemicals; (iii) The search for yet unidentified receptors for small molecules; and chemical genomics and imaging of processes related to cellular growth and dynamics.

Selected Awards and Honors

2018 Tsungming Tu Award
2018 Clarivate-Web of Science Highly Cited
2017Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher
2016 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship - International Prize for Research in Germany
2015 German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2012 Laurence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology, (American Society of Plant Biologists)
2009 ISI Highly Cited
2003 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS
2001 Körber Award for European Science
1998Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Award from Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft
1992-1996Young Investigator Award (Nachwuchsgruppe am Genzentrum Berlin, Institut für Genbiologische Forschung)

Selected Publications

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