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Curriculum Vitae Birgit Liss


1977 – 1990

AVS Gymnasium Flensburg, Germany

1990 - 1995

Diploma-Course in Biochemistry / Molecular Biology,
University of Hamburg, Germany.

1995 - 1999

Dr. rer. nat. Centre for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH),
University of Hamburg, Germany.

Career History

1999 - 2001

Postoc (Wellcome Trust and MRC funding), Departements of Physiology and MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, University of Oxford, UK.

2001 - 2003

Royal Society Research Fellow,  Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK.

2003- 2007

Junior-Professor (tenure-track, tenure offered in 2006),
Department of Physiology, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany.

2007 - present

Professor for Physiology, Department of General Physiology University of Ulm, Germany.


Offered Directorships, Institute for Physiology at (a) Medical University of Graz, Austria. (b) University of Ulm, Germany.

Awards and honors


“Summa cum laude” for Doctoral-thesis.

1999 - 2004

Junior Research Fellowships, University of Oxford, UK.

2001 - 2005

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship, Oxford, UK.


Woman of the Year Award (€ 10,000).


Award of the German Parkinson’s disease Society.


German “Hirnliga” Research-Award (€ 12,000).


Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Professors (€ 1 Mio.).

Review panels 


BioTechniques, Brain, Brain Research, European J. Neurosci., J. Neurochem., J. Neurosci., Molecular Membrane Biology, Neurochemistry Internat., Neurosci. letters, Nucleic Acids Research.


Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF).


  • 18 original publications (cumulative impact factor: 176)
  • 14 invited reviews/book chapters (cumulative impact factor: 84).
  • 25 invited symposium and conference lectures.


  • Liss B (2005): Patent: Laser-microdissection (Universität Marburg). Reference number DE 10 2004 026 744.8. Patent (internationally licenced).