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Professor Dr. Helga Rubsamen-Waigmann

AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG
Bayer Healthcare Pharmazentrum
Gebäude 405, Aprather Weg 18a
D - 42117 Wuppertal
Tel: +49 202 36 4143
Fax: +49 202 36 8045

Born in 1949.

1967-1971 Study of Chemistry, University of Münster
1973 PhD in Chemistry
1973-1979 Postdoctoral Research at: University of Münster, Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA and University of Gießen
1979-1981 Habilitation Research at University of Cologne
1982- Research Scientist; Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, Federal Office for Sera and Vaccines
1982-1987 Head of Department of Immune Therapy, Chemotherapeutical Research Institute, Georg-Speyer-Haus, Frankfurt
1983 Habilitation, University of Frankfurt
1983 and 1985 Research Associate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
1987-1993 Scientific and Managing Director of the Chemotherapeutic Research Institute, Georg-Speyer-Haus, Frankfurt

Since 1988 Professor at University of Frankfurt; (Biochemistry and Virology)
1994-2001 Director Antiviral Research Bayer AG, Wuppertal, Continuation of Professorship in Frankfurt
since 2001 Vice President, Head Antiinfectives Research, Bauer AG

Current Research Interests:

Antiviral Chemotherapy:

Herpes, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS
Immune modulation: Hepatitis B and C
New Infectious Diseases
Gene Therapy (based on viral vectors)
Oncology: oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, tumor diagnostics
Scientific reviews for a number of international journals:
(e.g.: Virology, AIDS, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Cancer Research, PNAS)

Member of Advisory Boards/Scientific Societies:

German Primate Center (advisory board)
Vice president of the German Chemical Society
On Board of directors of the German Virological Society (until 2000)
On board of directors of the German AIDS Society (until 2000)
Member of the evaluation board for the Innovation Price of the President of Germany
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the "Deutsches Museum", München


240 papers in international peer-reviewed journals
120 summary papers and/or book chapters
Co-Editor of a book „Antiviral against AIDS", Marcel Dekker, 2000

Selected Fellowships, awards:

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
Max Kade Foundation, New York
Winnacker Prize
Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse


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