Department of Genetics
Cell Cycle Control

Frank Sprenger

Curriculum Vitae


Frank Sprenger, Dr. rer.nat

born 5. Juli 1961 in Einbeck, Germany

married, one daughter

Nationality: german


Department of Genetics
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg
Tel.: +49-(0)941/943-3167
Fax: +49-(0)941/943-3163

Privat: Wilhelmstrasse 20, 93049 Regensburg


1967-1980                Primary school, Gymnasium

1980-1984                Studies of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University Tübingen.

1984-1985                Student in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

1985-1986                Biochemistry student, University Tübingen.

1987                         Diploma thesis, Max-Planck-Institut for Developmental Biology, Tübingen with C. Nüsslein-Volhard.

1988-1991                Ph.D. thesis at the Max-Planck-Institut for Developmental Biology, Tübingen with C. Nüsslein-Volhard 


Degrees and Promotions

Abitur                      1980 (1.2)

Diploma                   Dezember 1987 (sehr gut)

Ph.D.                        May 1991 (summa cum laude)

Venia legendi           July 2001

Oberassistenz           January 2002

Hochschuldozent     September 2004

Professor                  Oktober 2007


May 91 - Dec 91              Postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institut for Developmental Biology, Tübingen with C. Nüsslein-Volhard.

Dec 91 - Sep 96               Postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics with P. O'Farrell

Sep 96 - July 07               Group leader at the University of Cologne, Institute for Genetics.

Aug 07 - Sep08                Senior research assistent, University of Zürich with C. Lehner

since Oct 08                     Professor for Genetics, University of Regensburg


Honors and Stipends

Postgraduate Stipend, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, 1988

Postdoc Fellowship European Molecular Biology Organization, 1991

Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck Society, Juni 1992

Postdoc Fellowship, Human Frontiers in Science Organization, 1992

Independent groupleader position within SFB 243, 1996