Home / Speakers / Nikolaus Rajewsky

Nikolaus Rajewsky

Nikolaus Rajewsky
Prof. Nikolaus Rajewsky earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at the University of Cologne, Germany (1997). After a postdoctoral period at Rutgers University and at Rockefeller University, he was an “Assistant Professor for Biology and Mathematics” in the Department of Biology at New York University (2003-2006). In 2006 he became a full Professor at the Charite and the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. He conceived and directs the “Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology” (BIMSB) which received outstanding peer-reviewed evaluations. BIMSB is a new branch of the MDC, currently consists of ~10 newly hired PIs, and will grow to a size of ~25 PIs in downtown Berlin. Nikolaus Rajewsky uses both computational and experimental molecular biology methods to study gene regulation in animals. A focus of his work is on the function and mechanisms of small non-coding RNAs and RNA binding proteins in development and stem cells. Rajewsky’s research has been cited more than 10,000 times and has been featured in numerous high-ranking scientific journals and in the press. His latest awards include: IUBMB medal, FEBS award, “Berliner Wissenschaftspreis”, EMBO membership, and in 2012 the highest award for research in Germany, the “Leibniz Preis” of the DFG. Since 2008 he is also a “Global Distinguished Professor of Biology at New York University”.