Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald


Education and training

1980 - 1986 Studies of biological sciences at the Universität Köln.
Supervisor for Diploma thesis: Prof. Dr. Ruth Ehring
1986 - 1989 PhD work at the Institut für Genbiologische Forschung associated with the Freie Universität Berlin and
University of California, San Diego (UCSD, La Jolla).
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lothar Willmitzer

Professional positions

1989 - 1992 Group leader of the carbohydrate section at the department of Prof. Dr. L. Willmitzer at the Institut für Genbiologische Forschung, Berlin
1992 - 2004 Group leader Molecular Plant Physiology at the Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany
1993 Habilitation in Biochemistry at the Universität Göttingen, Germany
1998 - 2004 Appointed Professor (C4) at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle/Wittenberg for Molecular Cell Biology of Plant Systems and as head of the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the IPK
1998 Co-founder of SunGene, a R&D company in the field of plant biotechnology; joint venture with BASF Plant Science
2004 -  Appointed professor (C4) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and head of the Department of Biochemistry

Awards and honours

1992 Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology Award