Department of Cell Genetics
Institute for Genetics - University of Cologne
Department Head: Prof. Dr. Jonathan C. Howard

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Curriculum Vitae (April 2011)

Name:Jonathan Charles Howard
Date of Birth:24 June 1943

1964BA (Zoology) Oxford
1964-1965Royal Society Leverhulme Scholarship, Genetics and Biometry Laboratory (Laboratory of Prof JBS Haldane), Government of Orissa, Agricultural University, Bhubaneswar, India
1969D. Phil. (Medicine) Oxford "Cellular Aspects of Antibody Formation" Supervisor Prof. JL Gowans, MRC Cellular Immunology Unit, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

1969-1973Member of Scientific Staff, MRC Cellular Immunology Unit, Oxford.
1971-1977Post-Doc, Adjunct Assistant and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Dr DB Wilson)
1974-1994Member of Staff and from 1986 Head of the Department of Immunology, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge
1994-presentProfessor of Cell Genetics (C4), Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

1981Department of Pathology, Stanford University (Dr IL Weissman)
1981Division of Biology, Cal. Inst. Technology (Dr LE Hood)
1986Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University (Dr P Parham)
1992Cell Biology, EMBL Heidelberg (Dr B Dobberstein)
2004Division of Neurobiology, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (Dr HT McMahon)

1971Fulbright Scholarship
1970-1973Weir Junior Research Fellowship, University College, Oxford
1974-1979Research Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge
1993EMBO member
1995Fellow of Royal Society (FRS)
2007Member Academia Europaea
2011Donald Gordon Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)

Membership of significant decision-making bodies since moving to Germany in 1994:
1994-1995Member, Cell and Molecular Biology Board, Medical Research Council, UK
1996-1999Member, later Chairman, Sectional Committee 7, Royal Society, London
1996-1999Molecular Biology Grants Committee, Human Frontiers Science Programme (HFSP), Strassburg.
1996-presentMember, now Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, CNRS-INSERM Institut d’Immunologie Marseille-Luminy, France
1996-2004Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology, Freiburg
2002-2005Member, Courses and Workshops Committee, EMBO, Heidelberg
2004-presentMember, Board of Trustees, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Cologne, Germany
2004-presentMember, Scientific Advisory Board, Gulbenkian Institute of Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal
2004Max Planck Society Research Field Rapporteur (with Prof. Guenther Schütz)
2005-2007Member, Sectional Committee 7, Royal Society, London
2007-presentMember, SNWG selection committee of the MPG
2008-presentMember, University Research Fellowships Committee, Royal Society
2009-Member, Acting Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen

Research Grants presently held:

SFB635 Post-translational Control of Protein Function
TPB2: Regulatory interactions between IRG GTPases 07/2007-06/2011. Renewed from 07/2011-06/2015.

SFB680 Molecular Basis of Evolutionary Innovations
TPB3: Recent co-adaptation in the Toxoplasma-mouse parasite-host relationship; renewal awarded the period 1/2010-12/2013 (one further 4-year renewal possible)

SFB670 Cell-autonomous Immunity
TP6: The role of p47 (IRG) GTPases in cell-autonomous resistance to protozoal pathogens; renewal awarded for the period 7/2010-6/2014 (one further 4-year renewal possible)

SPP1399 Host-Parasite Co-evolution
Virulence factors and resistance genes in the ecological relationship between Toxoplasma gondii and Mus musculus 07/2009-06/2012 (One further 3-year renewal possible)

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