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Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Marcel Deponte


Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße 54
5th floor, office room 554
D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Tel: +49 631 205 3421
Fax: +49 631 205 3419




Curriculum Vitae


A) Vocational Training and Employments

Professor of Biochemistry (since 2017)

  • Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kaiserslautern.
  • Appointment as W2 professor in April 2017.

Independent research group leader (2010 - 2017)

  • Dept. of Parasitology, Medical Faculty and Faculty of Biosciences,
    Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg.
  • Heisenberg scholarship from 2014 to 2017.
  • Appointment as apl. Prof. in March 2014.
  • Habilitation in Biochemistry in Aug. 2011.

Junior research group leader (2006 - 2010)

  • Institute of Physiological Chemistry (Prof. Walter Neupert's chair),
    Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.
  • Prof. Larry Simpson's lab, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Short stays in 2007 and 2008 in order to learn how to work with the parasite Leishmania tarentolae (supported by BaCaTec).

Post-doctoral scientist (2005 - 2006)

  • Prof. Alan Cowman's lab, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Melbourne, Australia. Stay in order to learn the genetic manipulation of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum (supported by a Boehringer Ingelheim travel allowance).
  • Prof. Katja Becker's lab, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen. Co-leader of the SFB535 project A12 "redox metabolism in tropical malaria".

PhD student (2002 - 2005)

  • Prof. Katja Becker's lab, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen. PhD-thesis.
  • Profs. Dave Ballou's & Charles Williams' labs, Dept. of Biological Chemistry University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Diploma student (1997 - 2002)

  • Prof. Frank Madeo's lab, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen. Diploma thesis.
  • Diploma exams in biochemistry, organic chemistry, and physical biochemistry.
  • Max-Planck-Institutes for Biochemistry and Developmental Biology at Munich and Tübingen: Special practical courses on molecular biology (Anne Spang, Michael Kiebler), electron microscopy (Heinz Schwarz), and protein NMR-spectroscopy (Robert Huber & Tad Holak).


B) Activities as Referee, Teacher, and Instructor

  • Referee for Acta tropica, Angewandte Chemie, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, BBA - Molecular Cell Research, Biochemical Journal, Biochemistry, Biochimie, Biological Chemistry, ChemMedChem, European Journal of Cell Biology, FEBS Journal, International Journal of Parasitology, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Medicinal Research Reviews, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Nature Biotechnology, PLOS ONE, PNAS U.S.A., Redox Report, Research in Microbiology, and Scientific Reports.

  • Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kaiserslautern (since 2017):
    - Mentoring of undergraduate-, graduate- and PhD-students.
    - Lectures and seminars on biochemistry for graduate students
    - (chemistry, food chemistry, toxicology, biophysics).

  • Dept. of Parasitology, RKU, Heidelberg (2010 - 2017):
    - Mentoring of graduate- and PhD-students.
    - Semester seminars and courses on biochemistry for medical students.
    - Lectures and courses on parasitology for bioscience students.
    - B.W. Certificate of the Center for Educational Development (2011).

  • Institute of Physiological Chemistry, LMU, Munich (2006 - 2010):
    - Security officer for chemical safety and radiation safety.
    - Mentoring of PhD-students.
    - Semester lectures, seminars and courses for medical students:
    - "Biochemie/Molekularbiologie" and "Anleitung zum selbstständigen
    - wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten".

  • Interdisciplinary Research Center, JLU, Giessen (2002 - 2006):
    - Mentoring of technicians, graduate- & PhD-students.
    - International graduate school: lecture and course on enzyme kinetics.
    - Lectures for nutritional science students on biochemistry.
    - Seminars for nutritional science students on biochemistry
    - and molecular biology.


C) Memberships and Awards

  • Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM).
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parasitologie (DGP).
  • The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS).
  • Karl Asmund Rudolphi award 2016 of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parasitologie (DGP).
  • Distinguished Teaching award 2017 of the TU Kaiserslautern.