Pawel Burkhardt

Burkhardt Group - Evolutionary Origin of Synapses and Neurons
Position: Group Leader at Sars Centre since January 2018

Group Leader
Pawel Burkhardt

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2018: Group Leader at Sars Centre
  • 2014-2017: Research Fellow at the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK
  • 2009-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2005-2009: PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
  • 1999-2005: Diploma studies in Göttingen and Manchester

Selected Honours

  • 2017-2022: Royal Society University Research Fellowship
  • 2014-2019: Anne Warner endowed Fellowship, Marine Biological Association, UK
  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 2005-2008: PhD Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 2001-2002: Erasmus Fellowship for studies at the University of Manchester, UK

Pawel studied Biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany and Manchester, UK. He joined the lab of Dirk Fasshauer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany for his Master's thesis and PhD, where he studied rat and choanoflagellate (neuro-) secretory proteins. For his postdoc he worked on choanoflagellate postsynaptic protein homologs, in the lab of Nicole King at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Prior to joining the Sars Centre he started his own independent scientific career as a Research Fellow at the Marine Biological Association, UK. He was awarded the Anne Warner endowed Fellowship in 2014 and the Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2017.




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