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Curriculum Vitae

Advanced Professional Positions

  • 2009 – 2011 Dean, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2007 – 2009 Vice Dean, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2004 – 2006 Director, Department of Pharmacy, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 1999 – present Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacy, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 1996 – 1999 ‘Privatdozent’, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, TU Munich, Germany

Professional Experience and Postdoctoral Training

  • 1991 – 1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, TU Munich, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department head: Franz Hofmann

Academic Education

  • 1996 Habilitation (Pharmacology and Toxicology), TU Munich, Mentor: Franz Hofmann
  • 1987 – 1990 PHD Dissertation (Pharmacy and Physiological Chemistry), Medical School, Saarland University
    Mentors: Franz Hofmann, Joachim Knabe
  • 1983 – 1987 Studies of Pharmacy, Saarland University, Germany

Honours, Awards, Scholarships and Other Qualifications

  • 2013 Feldberg Prize
  • 2011 Phoenix Pharmaceutical Science Award
  • 2007 Phoenix Pharmaceutical Science Award
  • 2004 Honorary Professorship, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China
  • 1997 Fritz-Winter-Preis, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 1994 Heinz Maier Leibnitz Forschungsförderungspreis

Professional Activities, Memberships

  • 2013 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2010 – present Board Member of the Collaborative Research Center 870
  • 2010 – present Editorial Board, Frontiers in Pharmacology of Ion Channel and Channelopathies
  • 2006 – present Principal Investigator, German National Cluster of Excellence CIPS – M (Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich)
  • 2005 – 2007 Board Member of the Collaborative Research Center 391
  • 2004 – 2008 Editorial Board The Journal of Biological Chemistry


  • Koch S, Sothilingam V, Garrido MG, Tanimoto N, Koch F, Seide C, Becirovic E, Beck SC, Seeliger MW, Biel M, Mühlfriedel R, Michalakis S. Gene Therapy Restores Vision and Delays Degeneration in the CNGB1-/- Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Hum Mol Gen 21:4486-4496, 2012.
  • Fenske S, Mader R, Scharr A, Paparizos C, Cao-Ehlker X, Michalakis S, Shaltiel L, Weidinger M, Stieber J, Feil S, Feil R, Schneider A, Hofmann F, Wahl-Schott CA, and Biel M. HCN3 contributes to the ventricular action potential waveform in the murine heart. Circ Res 109:1015-1023, 2011.
  • Michalakis S, Zong X, Becirovic E, Hammelmann V, Wein T, Wanner KT, and Biel M. The role of the GARP domain in rod photoreceptor CNG channel. J Neurosci 31:133-141, 2011.
  • Schieder M, Rötzer K, Bruggemann A, Biel M, and Wahl-Schott C: Planar patch clamp approach to characterize ionic currents from intact lysosomes. Sci Signal 3:pl3, 2010.
  • Wahl-Schott C, Baumann L, Cuny H, Eckert C, Grießmeier K, and Biel M. Switching off calcium dependent inactivation in L-type calcium channels by an autoinhibitory domain. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103:15657-62, 2006.