Alexander Krupp

Special interests

Alexander Krupp is particularly interested in the general control of the cell fate and the cell function in the nervous system. He has focussed his work on disease-related education on this field commencing with contributions to the elucidation of peroxisome biogenesis disorders in the lab of Prof. Denis Crane. He received extensive practical training in developmental biology, neurobiology, electrophysiology and biochemistry at the University of Cologne and finally completed his degree with a diploma thesis on the activation mechanism of the neurotrophine receptor TrkB (tropomyosin-related kinase B) in 2006.

Research projects


Selected awards and prizes

September 2005 Student Grant 2005 from the "Signal Transduction Society", Kiel
November 2005 2nd Poster Prize at the conference "Signal Transduction: Receptors, Mediators and Genes 2005 Meeting"; Weimar (PDF)
December 2005 1st Prize in the competition "dies biochemicus"; Institute of Biochemistry, University of Cologne
December 2005 2nd Prize for the talk "Aktive Kinase - Eine visuelle Methode zum Nachweis von Kinaseaktivität", annual award of the chemical institutes for the promotion of young scientists, University of Cologne (PDF)