Prof. Dr. Kerstin DankerGroup Leader
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Laboratory Cell adhesion-mediated signal transduction
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Vita Prof. Dr. Kerstin Danker
Kerstin Danker studied biochemistry at the Free University Berlin and performed her diploma thesis in the lab of Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Knöchel at the department of basic medicine, Free University Berlin. From 1990 to 1993, she pursued her doctoral thesis in the lab of Prof. Dr. Doris Wedlich. After laboratory stays at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and at the Biochemistry Department of the University of Ulm, she started her pos-doc at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of the Free University Berlin. In 1999, she became a group leader of the working group „Integrin-mediated signal transduction“.
2002-2005 subproject leader of the collaborative research center 366 (Cellular signal recognition and transduction).
2001 Habilitation „Modulation of integrin-mediated cell adhesion: the cytoplasmic tails as switches of adhesion-mediated signaling events) and venia legendi for biochemistry.
2002-2008 subproject leader of the DFG research group 463 (Novel glycosidated phospholipid analogs as topical dermatics and inhibitors of tumor growth)
2002-2008 funded by the „C2 program for young female scientists“, Free University Berlin
2016-2018 associated researcher of the collaborative research center 1112 - Nanocarrier: Architecture, transport und targeted application of drugs for therapeutic use.
Since 2020 subproject leader in the DFG joint project „ORAL-NAIT: Oral Nanocarrier-based Anti-inflammatory Therapy of Mucosal Diseases”.
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Safty Officer of the Institute of Biochmistry