Manfred Schartl

Education and Professional Experience

1973 – 1978
Studies in Biology, Dipl. Biol. Faculty of Biology, University of Gießen

Teaching certificate (L3, Gymnasium) for Biology and Chemistry, Univ. Gießen

Dr. rer. nat., University of Gießen

Habilitation, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich

1978 – 1979
Instructor for Genetics, University of Gießen

1980 – 1983
Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Genetics, University of Gießen

Postdoc research at the laboratory of Dr. R. C. Gallo, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

1983 – 1984
Lecturer (Hochschulassistent), Department of Genetics, University of Gießen

1985 – 1991
Research Group Leader, Gene Center at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried b. Munich

since 1991
Full Professor (C4) for Biochemistry, Medical School, University of Würzburg

January 1997
Offer Director at the Molecular Marine Biology Institute, Bergen, Norway. Declined.

since 2001
Adjunct Professor for Experimental Cancer Research, University of Bergen, Norway

2005-2009 and
since 2012
Vice-President of the German Genetics Society

February 2006
Offer Head of Department, National University of Singapore. Declined

2009-2011 President of the German Genetics Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Genetik)


  • 1991 Heisenberg Awardee, DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • 1991 Jenkinson Lecture, Oxford University
  • 2004 Doctor honoris causa, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2007 Prince Hitachi Prize for Comparative Oncology, Japan
  • 2011 Ray-Chaudhuri Lecture, University of Varanasi, India
  • 2011 Member, Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences of Germany
  • 2015 NUSS Lecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 2016 Faculty Fellow the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University, USA