Cur­riculum Vitae

1. Full name and date/place of birth

Raffael Schaffrath, born 20.04.1963 in Weilburg/Lahn, Germany

 

2. Correspondence address

Universität Kassel

Institut für Biologie, Fachgebiet Mikrobiologie

Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40

D-34132 Kassel, Germany

 

fon: +49-561-804-4175; fax: +49-561-804-4337; eMail: schaffrath[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raffael_Schaffrath

http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb10/de/institute/biologie/fachgebiete/mikrobiologie

 

3. Academic qualifications and degrees

• 2003: Habilitation, venia legendi in Genetics, Universität Halle, Germany

• 1995: PhD, University of Leicester, UK

• 1991:Biologie-Diplom, Universität Münster, Germany

• 1986: Vor-Diplom, Universität Bonn, Germany

 

4. Posts obtained

• since 2011:Full Professorship in Microbiology, Kassel University, Germany

• 2011-2016: Honorary Reader in Genetics, Leicester University, UK

• 2007-2011: Reader in Genetics, Department of Genetics, Leicester University, UK

• 1997-2007: Hochschulassistent/-dozent, Department of Genetics, University of Halle/S., Germany

• 1996-1997: Feodor Lynen Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

• 1992-1996: Research Assistant/Associate, Department of Genetics, Leicester University, UK

 

5. Fellowships and scholar/studentships

• 1998: Marine Biological Laboratory Molecular Mycology Summer Fellow: Woods Hole, USA

• 1996: Alexander von Humboldt Feodor Lynen Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA

• 1991: FEBS Summer Fellowship: University of Dundee, Scotland

• 1989: DAAD/IAESTE Student Exchange Scholarship: University of Shillong, India

• 1988: Studentships: Departments of Biotechnology & Medicine, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

• 1987: Student Internship: Microbiology Division, Henkel Ltd., Düsseldorf, Germany

 

6. Research interests

• Cell growth control by microbial protein toxins (tRNases; ADP ribosyl-transferases)

• Significance of post-transcriptional RNA modifications

• Biology and regulation of the tRNA modifier complex Elongator

• Patho-/physiology of post-translational protein modifications (urmylation; diphthamide etc)