Cornelis (Cok) Grimmelikhuijzen

Cornelis (Cok) Grimmelikhuijzen


10.12.1975 Ph.D. in biochemistry with Prof. E.C. Slater, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

1976-1979 Staff member at the European Laboratory for Molecular Biology (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany

1979-1982 Postdoc at the the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and at the Zoological Institute, University of Heidelberg

1979-1981 Research visits at the Department of Histology, University of Lund, Sweden (Prof. F. Sundler; EMBO Short-term fellowship) and at the Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, Denmark (Prof. J.F. Rehfeld; EMBO Short-term fellowship)

02.06.1982 "Habilitation" and venia legendi (zoology - neurobiology) at the University of Heidelberg

01.07.1982-30.06.1987 Heisenberg-Fellow and leader of an independent research group at the Zoological Institute University of Heidelberg (the Heisenberg Fellowship is the most prestigious fellowship award in Germany)

01.07.1987-31.03.1988 Leader of a "guestgroup" at the Center for Molecular Biology, University of Heidelberg

01.04.1988-31.12.1993 Head of an independent research group at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Hamburg, Germany

09.08.1989 "Habilitation" and venia legendi (in biochemistry) at the University of Hamburg

13.05.1992 Title of "Professor" awarded by the Town of Hamburg

From 01.01.1994 Full Professor (Chairman) at the Department of Cell Biology and Comparative Zoology, Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards and honors

(1) Heisenberg Professorship Award 1982–1987 (this is a very prestigious 5-year research professorship to set up an independent junior research group, awarded by the German Research Foundation, Bonn,

(2) BMFT Junior Group Leader Award 1988 – 1994 (awarded by the Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie, Bonn to work at the newly founded Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Hamburg,

(3) Prize: “Best Biology Teacher of the Year”, awarded by the University of Copenhagen in 1998.

(4) Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letter in 2000.

(5) Knight of the Dannebrog Order (Ridder af Dannebrogordenen), a royal honor awarded by the Queen of Denmark in 2008.

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