Professor Dr. Volker Haucke

Volker Haucke received his PhD summa cum laude in 1997 from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland, for his studies on mitochondrial biogenesis in the group of Gottfried (Jeff) Schatz. Following postdoctoral work as a fellow of European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) and the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) in the group of Pietro De Camilli at Yale University School of Medicine he started his own laboratory at the University of Göttingen as a member of the EMBO Young Investigator program. He was appointed as a full professor of biochemistry at the Freie Universiät Berlin in 2003. Since 2012 Volker Haucke is director at the Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmacologie (FMP) and professor of molecular pharmacology at the Freie Universität Berlin and a member of the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence. Volker Haucke studies the molecular mechanisms of endocytosis and endolysosomal membrane dynamics and its role in cell signaling and neurotransmission. The overarching goal of his work is to provide a mechanistic understanding of exo-endocytosis and endolysosomal function and its regulation by proteins and lipids and to use this know-how to develop novel strategies for acute chemical and pharmacological interference. Volker Haucke's contributions to science have been recognized by his election as a Member of Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Science (Halle) and of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science. Since 2014 he is an EMBO member. In 2017 he received the Avanti Award of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

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Professor of Molecular Pharmacology
Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 94793 101