Patrick Cramer

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Born on February 3, 1969 in Stuttgart. Study of chemistry at the Universities of Stuttgart and Heidelberg. Research student at the University of Bristol (UK) and Cambridge (UK). Diploma in chemistry in 1995 at the University of Heidelberg, doctorate at the University of Heidelberg/EMBL Grenoble (France) in 1998. Predoctoral fellow in Grenoble (France) from 1995 to 1998, postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (USA) from 1999 to 2001. Tenure-track professor of biochemistry at the University of Munich from 2001 to 2003. Professor of biochemistry at the University of Munich from 2004 to 2014. Director of the Gene Center of the University of Munich (LMU) from 2004 to 2013. Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry since 2014.

Prizes and awards

Maximiliansorden (2023)

Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine (2023)

Gregori-Aminoff-Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2022)

Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2021)

three ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (2020, 2016, 2010)

Hector Science Award (2020)

Otto Warburg Medal (2020)

Ernst Schering Prize (2019)

Centenary Award of the British Biochemical Society (2016)

Arthur Burkhardt Prize (2015)

Bundesverdienstkreuz (Cross of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany) (2012)

Paula und Richard von Hertwig-Preis (2012)

Feldberg Foundation Prize (2011)

Medal of Honor, Robert Koch Institute (2010)

Ernst-Jung-Preis für Medizin (2009)

Hansen Family Prize, Bayer Science & Education Foundation (2009)

Bijvoet Medal, University of Utrecht (2008)

Philip Morris Research Award (2007)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Dt. Forschungsgemeinschaft (2006)

Eppendorf Award for Young European Researchers (2004)

GlaxoSmithKline Science Award (2002)

MSC Future Investigator Award (2000)

Named lectures

Elisa Izaurralde Memorial Lecture, MPI for Biology Tübingen (2022)

Max Birnstiel Lecture, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria (2022)

Jack Strominger Lecture, Harvard University, USA (2021)

Jerry A. Weisbach Memorial Lecture, Rockefeller University, USA (2020)

Hilldale Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (2020)

Distinguished Lecturer, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (2019)

Tousimis-Lauffer Distinguished Lecture, University of Pittsburgh, USA (2019)

Craig Jordan Lectureship, University of Oxford, UK  (2018)

Kjeldgard Lectureship, University of Aarhus, Denmark (2018)

Inaugural George William Jourdian Lectureship, University of Michigan (2018)

Weigle Lectureship, University of Geneva (2017)

James B. Sumner Class of 1942 Lectureship, Cornell University, USA (2015)

C.C. Tan Distinguished Lecture, Fudan University, China (2014)

Steinhofer Lecture, University of Freiburg (2007)

Other honours

Advanced Investigator Grant, European Research Council ERC (2020, 2016, 2010)
Elected international member, National Academy of Sciences, USA (2020)
Speaker of the year, Netherlands Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2019)
Elected Member, Academia Europaea (2017)
Honorary Professor, University of Göttingen (2017)
Guest Professor at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (2015)
Visiting Professor ,Vallee Foundation (2012)
Elected member, European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO (2009)
Elected member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2009)
Young Investigator, European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO (2000)

Professional service

- Member, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (2022)
- Co-organizer, Keystone Symposium “Gene regulation: From Mechanisms to Disease” (2020)
- Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bayer Science and Education Foundation (2020-2022)
- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Lisbon, Portugal (2020-)
- Member, Council of the Arthur Burkhardt Foundation (2019-)
- Co-organizer, EMBO/EMBL Symposium “From Multiomics to Biological Insights” (2019)
- Organizer, Cold Spring Harbor Conference “Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription” (2019)
- Member, Advisory Board, Engelhorn Foundation (2018-)
- Vice-Spokesperson, Cluster of excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging” (2018-)
- Chair, Perspectives Commission of the Max Planck Society, Biomedical section (2018)
- Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Molecular Systems Biology (2017-)
- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Advanced Innovation Center for Structural Biology, Tsinghua University, Bejing, China (2017-)
- Co-organizer, EMBO Conference on Chromatin and Epigenetics (2017)
- Coordinator, International Max Planck Research School for Genome Science (2017-)
- Editorial Board Member, Cell (2016-2021)
- Chair, Council of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL (2016-2019)
- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (2016-)
- Panel reviewer, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Biology, Würzburg (2016)
- Expert member, evaluation of Wellcome Trust Center for Cell Biology, UK (2016)
- Ad hoc advisor, Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne (2016)
- Co-organizer, Max Planck Symposium on ‘Biological Networks’ in Berlin (2016)
- Co-organizer and session chair, conference ‘Life?’, Volkswagen Foundation (2015)
- Member, Perspective Commission of the Biomedical Section of the Max Planck Society (2015-2020)
- Co-organizer, Cold Spring Harbour Meeting on Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription (2015, 2017)
- Member, Board of reviewing editors, eLife (2015-2017)
- Organizer, Keystone symposium ‘Hybrid methods in structural biology’, Tahoe, USA (2015)
- Organizer, MPI Symposium “Current advances in electron microscopy” (2015)
- Member, Otto-Bayer-Prize Award Committee, Bayer Science and Education Foundation (2015-)
- Ad hoc advisory board member, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland (2014)
- Member, review panel, Berlin Institutes of Health BIH (2013)
- Member, Council of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (2012-2019)
- Tutor (Vertrauensdozent), Elite Academy of Bavaria (Eliteakademie Bayern, since 2012)
- Initiator and coordinator, Bavarian Research Center for Molecular Biosystems (since 2011)
- Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the Biochemistry Center Heidelberg (since 2011)
- Director, LMU Department of Biochemistry (since 2010)
- Member, editorial board of Transcription (since 2010)
- Member, “Zukunftsrat” of the Bavarian State Government (2010-2011)
- Organizer, EMBO conference on gene transcription in yeast, St. Feliu, Spain (2010)
- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen (2009-2013)
- Member, editorial board of The EMBO Journal (since 2009)
- Representative for construction of Research Center for Molecular Biosystems (2009-2013)
- Member, selection committee for the Heinz-Maier-Leibniz-Prize (2008-2013)
- Member, Scientific-technological Council of the Bavarian State Government (2008-2009)
- Coordinator, Research grant network Sonderforschungsbereich SFB646 (2008-2013)
- Dean, School of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the LMU (2007-2009)
- Member, Research Board (Forschungsrat) of the LMU (2007-2012)
- Executive board member, “Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich” (CIPSM, 2006-2013)
- Director, Gene Center Munich (2004-2013)
- Board member, LMU School of Chemistry and Pharmacy (2002-2013)

Training and teaching activities

- Initiated International Max Planck Research School for Genome Science in 2017
- 11 former group members obtained principal investigator positions in academia
- Recruited/mentored 5 junior group leaders in 2004-2013 who obtained professorships
- Supervised >20 Postdocs, >50 PhD students, >50 research students
- Hosted numerous research seminars and conferences in life sciences
- Member of GGNB graduate programs, including 'IMPRS for Molecular Biology'
- Establised course 'Master of Science in Biochemistry' at the LMU Munich in 2004
- Chair of the Examination Board of the LMU Master program in Biochemistry, 2004-2006
- Undergraduate teaching since 2001 (lectures, practical courses, journal clubs)

Extramural funding

- Obtained three Advanced Grants from the European Research Council ERC
- Acquired a total of Euro 33.4 Mio extramural funding in 2003-2012
- Present and past funding sources: DFG, ERC, Volkswagen Foundation, EU FP6 and FP7, EMBO, Marie-Curie Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Engelhorn Foundation, Fonds der chemischen Industrie, Jung-Stiftung, Elitenetzwerk Bayern, Freistaat Bayern, Humboldt Foundation, Roche.
- Present and past memberships in extramural funding networks and training programs, including Cluster of Excellence 'Multiscale Bioimaging', IMPRS for Genome Science, SFB860 'Integrative structural biology of transient macromolecular assemblies', SPP2191 'Functional phase separation' - and previously SPP1935 'Deciphering the mRNP code', SFB646 'Networks in genome expression and maintenance', SFB960 'Ribosome biogenesis', Transregio 5 'Chromatin', Cluster of excellence 'Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich', Cluster of excellence 'Nanosystems Initiative Munich', Graduiertenkolleg 'Structural biology hybrid methods', 'Graduate school for Quantitative Biosciences Munich', IMPRS ' From Biology to Medicine'.

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