Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Prof. Klaus Willecke

Lab head


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Willecke

Senior professor with core support of Bonn University at the LIMES Institute (since 1/2009)

Research support: SFB 645 of the German Research Foundation



Prof. Dr. Klaus Willecke

LIMES Institute
Universität Bonn
Carl-Troll-Str. 31
53115 Bonn
Tel:  +49 228 73 62743
Fax: +49 228 73 62642

email: k.willecke(at)uni-bonn(dot)de


  1973   Habilitation in Genetics, University of Cologne  
  8/73 - 6/74   Postdoctoral training with F.H. Ruddle, Yale University, USA  
  1971 - 1976   Junior scientist, Institute of Genetics, University of Cologne  
  1968 - 1971   Postdoctoral training with A.B. Pardee, Princeton University, USA  
  1968   Ph.D. in Biochemistry with F. Lynen, University of Munich  
  1964   Diploma in Chemistry, University of Munich  
  1960 – 1964   Study of Chemistry at the Universities of Kiel and Munich  

Academic positions:

  Since 2009:   Senior professor at the University of Bonn  
  1/99-3/99   Research stay with B. Sutor, Institute of Physiology, University of Munich  
  10/93-3/94   Research stay with R. Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute, MIT, USA  
  1991- 1992   Chairman of Dept. of Biology (Fachgruppe Biologie), University of Bonn  
  1986 - 2008   C4 Professor of Genetics, University of Bonn, Director of the Institute of Genetics  
  10/82 - 5/83   Research stay with R. Schimke, Stanford University, USA  
  1977 - 1986   Associate Professor with tenure (C3), Institute of Cell Biology, University of Essen  
  1976   Associate Professor, University of Cologne  

Honors and awards:

      Several DFG stipends for postdoctoral and sabbatical work  
  1992   Max Planck Research Prize  
  1994-2008   Member of the scientific council of the German Cancer Aid, Dr. Mildred Scheel Foundation  
  2000-2003   Member of the Advisory Board, Heinrich Pette Institute, University of Hamburg