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Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. Heinrich Leonhardt


1987-1989 Dr. rer. nat. at the Freie Universität Berlin (Biochemistry)
1990-1993 Postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School, Boston
1993-1994 Instructor at the Harvard Medical School, Boston
1995-1997 Group Leader at the Franz-Volhard-Klinik, Berlin
1997-2002 Group Leader at the Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
2002-2012 Professor of Molecular Human Biology at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), Munich
2008 Co-founder of spin-off company ChromoTek GmbH
2009-2013 Managing Director of the Department of Biology II at the LMU, Munich
2013-2017 Dean, Faculty of Biology at the LMU, Munich
2016-2021 Speaker of the DFG Coordinated Research Center 1243 “Genetic and Epigenetic Evolution of Hematopoietic Neoplasms” 
2019 Co-founder of spin-off company Tubulis GmbH
since 2012 Chair of Human Biology and BioImaging, LMU, Munich



Major research interests

Role and Regulation of DNA Modifications in Development and Disease
Functional Organization of Mammalian Nuclei
Technology Development (Super-resolution and live cell microscopy, nanobody technologies)
Development of new antibody derivatives for cancer therapy