Curriculum vitae

Hans Robert Schöler (Dr. rer. nat.)

Born 1953 in Toronto, Canada

Studies of Biology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany (1982 diploma)

1982-1985 at the Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg (ZMBH) in Heidelberg, Germany (1985 PhD)

1986-1988 Head of Research Group at Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche) in Tutzing, Germany

1988-1991 Staff Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany

1991-1999 Head Research Group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany

1994 Habilitation at the School of Biology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany (venia legendi in Molecular Biology)

1999-2004 Professor and Marion Dilley and David George Jones Chair in Reproduction Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Biology in Philadelphia, USA

1999-2004 Director of the Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research (CFATGCR) at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in Kennett Square, USA

Since 2004 Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research, Philadelphia, USA

Since April 2004 Director of Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Department for Cell and Developmental Biology, Münster, Germany

Since April 2004 Professor of the Medical Faculty of the Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany

Since 2009 Adjunct Professor of the “Medizinische Hochschule Hannover” (MHH), Hanover, Germany

Since 2014 Distinguished Professor at the Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea


Scientific awards and memberships

Member of "Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften" (German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina) (2004)

Head of the Managing Board of the Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia (2005-2013)

Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (2005)

Member in the "Zentrale Ethik-Kommission für Stammzellenforschung (ZES)" (Central Ethics Committee for Stem Cell Research) (since July 2005)

Robert Koch Prize (2008)

Extraordinary Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2010)

Inauguration of the Hans Schöler Stem Cell Research Center (HSSCRC) at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Ulsan, South Korea (2010)

Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz (2010)

ISSCR Member of the Board (since 2015)

Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO (since 2016)

Member of Review Board, German Research Foundation DFG (2016-2020)

Member of the Ethics Committee of the Max Planck Society (since 2016)

Member of the Board of the German Stem Cell Network GSCN (since 2016), president 2021-22

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