Scientific Career of Dr. Matthias Fischer

Matthias Fischer

Education

  • 2004-2011: Dissertation (Ph.D.) in Microbiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Ph.D. supervisor: Prof. Dr. Curtis A. Suttle)
  • 1997-2003: Studies of Biochemistry (Dipl. Biochem.), University of Bayreuth, Germany (Diploma supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian F. Lehner)

Professional Career

  • 2017-present: Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2014-2017: Project leader, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2011-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2016: Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award
  • 2012-2014: EMBO Long-Term Fellowship, Germany
  • 2011: Captain Thomas S. Byrne Prize for outstanding doctoral thesis, Dpt. of Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 2007-2008: Li Tze Fong Memorial Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 2006-2007: Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Canada           
  • 2004-2006: Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz International Student Fellowship, Germany / Canada
  • 2000-2001: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Scholarship, Germany
  • 2000-2001: Fulbright Travel Scholarship,  Univ. of Bayreuth, Germany / UC Berkeley, USA

Conference Organization

  • November 2013: 1st International Symposium on Giant Virus Biology, Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee, Germany
  • November 2015: 2nd Ringberg Symposium on Giant Virus Biology, Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee, Germany
  • November 2017: 3rd Ringberg Symposium on Giant Virus Biology, Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee, Germany
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