Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Birgit Dräger

Hoher Weg 8
06120 Halle/Saale

Tel. +49 (0) 345 55-25765
Fax +49 (0) 345 55-27021

Curriculum vitae

Education and studies

1957Born in Hopsten, Germany
1976Studies of pharmacy at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1981Graduation in pharmacy, approval as licensed pharmacist
1982-1986PhD studies at the Institute for Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Plants in Münster under the direction of Prof. Dr. W. Barz, at the same time studies of botany at Münster university
1986PhD, Title of the thesis " Secondary Metabolism in photoautotrophic cell cultures of Chenopodium rubrum”
1986-1988Grant of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for a post doctoral stay at the Research Center for Cell and Tissue Culture of Kyoto University in Japan, Director: Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Yamada

Academic career

1988-1995Candidate for habilitation at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry of Münster
1991Further pharmacist's education in Pharmaceutical Analytics
1995Lecturer Pharmaceutical Biology
1995Offered professorship for pharmaceutical biology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, rejected
1995Full professor for pharmaceutical biology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
1999-2002Dean of the faculty of pharmacy at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
2002-2011Managing director of the Biocentre of the Martin-Luther-University
seit 09/ 2010Prorector for structure and finance

Areas of research

Biochemistry and molecular biology of plants, in particular

• Biosynthesis of alkaloids
• Plant secondary product analysis