prof stoffel

Wilhelm Stoffel
Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience
Department of Biochemistry
Senior Research Group CMMC
Faculty of Medicine
University of Cologne

Curriculum Vitae

Personal dataWilhelm Stoffel, Professor of Biochemistry
BornApril 30, 1928 in Cologne, Germany
Married toGisela Stoffel, children Thomas, Jeanette, Markus and Boris
HomeKornelimünsterstrasse 14, 50933 Cologne

Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience
Institut of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne
+49 221 478 6881
+49 221 478 6882

Education and Appointments:

1934 -1938Primary School, Cologne
1938 -1947Staatl.  Apostel - Gymnasium, Cologne
1947 -1952Medicine, University of Cologne
1952M. D. degree, Cologne

Research fellow: Institute of Biochemistry, University of Uppsala
(Prof. Dr. A. Tiselius)
1953 -1957Chemistry, University of Bonn
1957Diploma in Chemistry: Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Bonn (Prof. B. Helferich) and Stockholm (Prof. Dr. N. Löfgren)
1959Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Cologne

Postdoctoral Research associate, The Rockefeller University, New York  Prof. E. H. Ahrens
(lipid metabolism) and Prof. L. Craig (protein chemistry)
1959 -1960Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich (Prof. C. Martius)
1960Research Associate, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Cologne
1962Habilitation, University of Cologne
1964University lectureship
1967Visiting Professor Rockefeller University New Yor
1967-1995Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne
1981Founder of the First Graduate College sponsored by the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation
1993-1996Founder and Acting chairman of the First German Interdisciplinary Center of Molecular Medicine (ZMMK, CMMC)
1996-presentCoordinator of the Neuroscience Section of the CMMC


Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften - Leopoldina 1968
European Molecular Biology Organization 1980
Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie, President 1981-1983
Rheinisch-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften 1984
Member of the German-American Academic Council,  1993-1997
Scientific Advisary Board Fritz-Thyssen Foundation 1980-2002
HonorsHeinrich-Wieland-Preis, 1965
Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften - Leopoldina, 1968
Feldberg Prize, Feldberg Foundation, London, 1978
Otto Warburg Medal, Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, 1978
Preis der Therapiewoche, 1981
Ernst Jung-Preis für Medizin, 1990
Max-Planck-Research-Prize, 1993
Fogarthy International Scholar, 1994
Zülch Prize for Neuoscience Reasearch, Max Planck Society, 1998
Honorary degree

Honorary doctor degree, Faculty of Medicine,

University of Hamburg, 1994

University of Cologne, 2008