Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Torsten Waldminghaus

Chromosome Biology
Hans-Meerwein-Straße, 35032 Marburg
+49-6421 28 23338



Curriculum Vitae

since 2011 Philipps-Universität Marburg/ Germany
2007-2011 Institute for Cancer Research Oslo/ Norway
  • Postdoc at the Department of Cell Biology in the lab of Kirsten Skarstad
  • Project: “Structure and function of chromosome-hyperstructures in Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae
2004-2007 Ruhr-Universität Bochum/ Germany
  • PhD student at the Institute for Biology of Microorganisms in the lab of Franz Narberhaus
  • Thesis: “Bacterial RNA thermometers”
2002-2004 University of Applied Science Berlin/ Germany
  • Master of Computerscience in Bioinformatics
  • Master Thesis: “In silico analysis and selection of RNA secondary structures“ at the Max-Planck-Institute for Infection Biology
1999-2002 Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald/ Germany
  • Biology Diploma in the lab of Michael Hecker
  • Thesis: “Investigations on the expression of clpX in Bacillus subtilis
1996-1999 University of Potsdam Potsdam/ Germany
  • Basic studies in chemistry, biology and physics


Grants and honors

since 2014 Steering Committee Member of the LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO)
since 2013 Faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology
2011 Shortlist position (3) Junior Professor for Microbiology at Osnabrück University
2008-2011 Research fellowship of the German Research Council (DFG)
2008 Ruth Massenberg Prize of Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) for outstanding PhD thesis
2007 Doctoral degree with distinction (summa cum laude)

SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups