Group Leader

Personal data
Name: Johannes J. Letzkus
Date of birth: August 24, 1976
Place of birth: Waiblingen, Germany
Nationality: German
   
Education & Positions
2013  -Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2010-2013Independent Fellow (SNSF Ambizione) at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
2007-2010Postdoctoral Marie Curie Fellow with Andreas Lüthi at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
2003-2007Ph.D. Candidate with Greg Stuart at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra
1997-2002Biology Major at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Honors & Grants
2015Founding member of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence
2013European Research Council Starting Grant
2013Pfizer Prize for the best neuroscience paper published by a Swiss group
2012University Prize from the Adrian and Simone Frutiger Foundation for postdoctoral achievements
2010Ambizione Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation
2009Frank Fenner Medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (Australian National University) in 2008
2009Paxinos-Watson Prize for the most significant neuroscience paper by an Australian group
2008 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant
2004 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship & Australian National University PhD Scholarship
2002 Diploma in Biology with Distinction

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