Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchner

Scientific Career

1987 Diploma in biology, Universität Regensburg
1988–1991 Dissertation, Universität Regensburg
1991­­–1992 Postdoc, NIH, NCI, Bethesda, USA
1992­­–1995 Independent group leader, Universität Regensburg
1995 Habilitation
1995­­–1998 Heisenberg fellow, Universität Regensburg
since 1998 Professor (chair), Biotechnology, TU München
2003­­–2006 Dean of the Department of Chemistry
2006­­–2010 Member of the Editorial board of ChemBioChem
since 2006 Elected panel reviewer for the German Funding Agency
Elected member of the advisory board of the German Society for Biochemistry (GBM)
Editor Biospektrum
since 2012 Member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Molecular Biology
Chairman of the SFB 1035 "Control of protein function by conformational switching"
Vice chairman of the excellence cluster CIPSM Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich
Elected advisor of the Protein Society
2013–2015 Vice president of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM)
since 2013 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry
since 2014 Executive Editor of the journal Biological Chemistry
since 2015 President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM)


1991 Award for Best Thesis (Kulturpreis Ostbayern)
1995 Junior Career Award (Habilitationspreis Universität Regensburg)
1995 Heisenberg Fellow
2006 Member of the German National Academy of Science (Leopoldina)
2010 Member of the Bavarian Academy of Science
2011 Hans Neurath Award (Protein Society, USA)
2014 Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)
2015 Leopoldina - Schleiden medal
2015 Technical University of Munich - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz medal
2016 Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker - Albrecht-Kossel award