!Peter B. Becker - Curriculum vitae
Born September 12, 1958 in Frankfurt/ Main\\
German nationality\\
Married, 3 children (born 1985, 1987, 1990)\\
Current address: Adolf-Butenandt-Institut - Molekularbiologie - 
Schillerstrasse 44\\
80336 München\\
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*1977 Abitur, Kaiserin-Friedrich-Schule in Bad Homburg
*1977-1978 Military Service
*1978-1983 Study of Biology, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg
*1983-1984 Diploma Thesis work: "''DNaseI-hypersensitivity in hormone-induced genes of rat liver''", Advisor: Prof. G. Schütz, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
*1984 Diploma in Biology "Very Good" ''Molecular genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Organic chemistry''		
*1984-1987 PhD Thesis  "''In vivo analysis of protein/DNA interactions at regulatory sequences of the Tyrosine Aminotransferase Gene''" Advisor: Prof. G. Schütz, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
*1987 Ph.D. "summa cum laude"
*1996 Habilitation at Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg "Venia legendi" (teaching certificate) in Molecular Biology
__Professional Positions__
*1987-1988 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. G. Schütz, DKFZ, Heidelberg
*1988-1991 Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Carl Wu, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
*1991-1999 Group leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg
*since 1999 Full Professor and Head of Molecular Biology Section, Adolf-Butenandt-Institute,  Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 
*since 2004 Co-opted Member of the Faculty of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 
__Honours and Awards__
*1987 Young Investigators Award, "Society for Molecular Biology", Heidelberg
*1988 Richtzenhain-Prize for Cancer Research, DKFZ, Heidelberg
*1988 Postdoctoral fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
*1990 Postdoctoral fellowship, Fogarty Society at NIH 
*2000 Elected Member of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation)
*2005 Gottfried-Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
*2005, 2008 Elected Vice chair /Chair of the Gordon Research Conference ‘Chromatin Structure and Function’
*2007 Elected Member of Academia Europaea
*2007 Elected Member of the German Academy of Science ‘Leopoldina’
*2008 Elected Member of the Study section ‘Cell Biology of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Fachgutachter Zellbiologie)
__Editorial activities__
*1997 - 1999	Executive Editor of Nucleic Acids Research  (Oxford Univ.Press)
*1999		Editor of the Methods Manual "Chromatin Protocols" (Humana Press),
*1997 - 2003	Editor of Chromosoma (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg)
*2000 - 2005	Editorial Board, Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)
*2002 - 2005	Member of ‘Faculty of 1000’ (BioMedCentral)
*since 1999	Editorial Board, Nucleic Acids Research (NAR)
*since 2002	Editorial Board, EMBO Journal and EMBO Reports
*since 2003 	Editorial Board, Public Library of Sciences (PLOS) Biology
__Reviewing activities__
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Ad hoc reviewer for \\
''Nature, Science, Cell, Molecular Cell, Genes Dev., EMBO J., EMBO Reports, J. Mol. Biol., Nucleic Acids Res., Mol. Cell. Biol., Chromosoma, MGG, FEBS letters, Development''.\\
DFG, Max Planck Society, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, BBSRC, Israeli Science Foundation, GIF, Norwegian Science Foundation, National Science CINECA, HFSPO, Bayerische Forschungsstiftung, Hanns Seidel Stiftung, Mildred Scheel Stiftung, Sander Stiftung; Deutsche Krebshilfe, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, Cancer Research Campaign.
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Member of various Review Panels of the German Research Council (DFG) concerning Special Research and Priority Programmes, and of the Max Planck Society; Member of external review boards of the following institutes: Institute Genetique Humaine (IGH), Montpellier; Gesellschaft für Biotechnologiesche Forschung (GBF), Braunschweig; Fritz-Lippmann Institut für Alternsforschung, Jena; Babraham Institute, Cambridge;
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__Other professional activities__
*2000 Co-founder of LifeBits AG, Tübingen
*2000 – 2002 Member of the Board of Lifebits AG in Tübingen
*2000 – 2004 Steering Committee of the European Forum of Bioethics 
*since 2002 Spokesperson and Organiser of the Transregio 5 DFG Research Network
*2004 – 2005 EMBO Long Term Fellowship Committee
*since 2005 Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Molecular Biotechnology (IMB), Jena
*since 2005 Selection Committee for the Award of the Heinz-Maier Leibnitz-Prize of the German Research Council der DFG
*since 2005 Scientific Advisory Board, Fritz Lippmann Institut für Alternsforschung, Jena
*2007	Sounding Board ‘55plus’ of Allianz AG 
*since 2007 Founding Member and Member of the Board of the  Excellence Cluster ‘Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CiPSM)
*2006, 2008 Elected Vice Chair / Chair of Gordon Conference ‘ Chromatin Structure and Function’
*since 2008 Acting director of the Adolf-Butenandt-Institute
*since 2008 Member of the ‘Center for Advanced Studies’ of the University of Munich
*2008 – Member of the Study section ‘Cell Biology of the German Research Council (DFG)
*2009 – EMBO Publications Committee
__Support by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft__
*DFG Fellowship 	Be 1140/1			1989 – 1990
*DFG Grant	 	Be 1140/2			1993 – 1996
*DFG Grant	 	Be 1140/3			1995 – 1999 
*DFG Teilprojekt 	B9 SFB 190 			1999 – 2001
*DFG Grant		Be 1140/4			 2001 – 2003
*DFG Teilprojekt	A6 SFB 594			 2001 – 2012 
*DFG Teilprojekt	A1 SFB/TR 5			 2002 – 2012 
*Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize			 2005 – 2012
*DFG Teilprojekt	A1 SFB 684			 2006 – 2009
*DFG Excellence Cluster 
*‘Center for Integrated Protein Science 	 2006 – 2011 
*DFG Teilprojekt 	Be 1140/7-1			 2008 – 2010
*(Part of the Special proiroty programme 1356 ‘Pluripotency’)
__Participation in / Coordination of International Research Programmes__
*1995 – 1998	INTAS 94-3801 with Pavel Georgiev, Moskau, Pierre Chambon, Strasbourg			
*1998 – 2000	HFSPO Netzwerk Histone acetylation, transcriptional control and cell proliferation with Mitzi Kuroda, Texas, Bryan Turner, Birmingham.
*1998 – 2001	TMR Netzwerk ERBFMRXCT98-191 (Coordinator) Gene regulation by Chromatin’. with Bryan Turner, Birmingham, Miguel Beato, Marburg, Genevieve Almouzni, Paris, Örjan Wrange, Stockholm, Marco Bianchi, Milano.
*2000 – 2003	IHP Netzwerk HPRN-CT2000-0078	Cellular Memory: Epigenetic regulation and inheritance of active and silent chromatin states with Genevieve Almouzni, Paris, Thomas Jenuwein, Wien, Renato Paro, Heidelberg, Robin Allshire, Edinburgh, Frank Grosveld, Rotterdam, Peter Verrijzer, Leiden.
*1999 – 2003	Volkswagen Siftung Netzwerk Grant(Coordinator) Mechanisms of Insulator Action with Pavel Georgiev, Moskau.
*2002 – 2005	INTAS 01-0211  The role of a group of newly described functionally related genes in transcription control in metazoans with Laszlo Tora, Strasbourg, Pavel Georgiev, Moskau.
*2004 – 2009	Network of Excellence (Founding Member). ‘The Epigenome’(6. EU Rahmenprogramm).