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Curriculum Vitae

Advanced Professional Positions

  • 2010 – present Leader Protein Biochemistry Group, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Homburg, Germany
  • 2002 – 2010 Juniorprofessor Proteinfunktion/Proteomics, Fachbereich Biologie, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Professional Experience and Postdoctoral Training

  • 1998 – 2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Saarland University, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Advisor: Veit Flockerzi

Academic Education

  • 1997 PhD in Chemistry (Dr.-Ing.), Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Dept. of Pharmacology, Mentors: Veit Flockerzi and N.A. Dencher, Dept. of Biochemistry/Chemistry TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1994 Diploma (Chemistry), TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Dept. of Biochemistry/Chemistry, Mentor: H. G. Gassen

Honours, Awards, Scholarships and Other Qualifications

  • 2013 – 2014 Research grant Forschungskommission, Saarland University
  • 2011 – 2012 Research grant HOMFOR, Medical Faculty, Saarland University
  • 2007 – 2009 Research grant of the Stiftung Rheinland Pfalz für Innovation
  • 2006 – 2012 Research grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Grako 845)
  • 2004 – 2009 Research grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Fe629/1-2)
  • 2001 Scientific Award of Stadt Homburg


  • Malczyk M, Veith C, Fuchs B, Hofmann K, Storch U, Schermuly RT, Witzenrath M, Ahlbrecht K, Fecher-Trost C, Flockerzi V, Ghofrani HA, Grimminger F, Seeger W, Gudermann T, Dietrich A, Weissmann N. Classical transient receptor potential channel 1 in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013 Nov. 19 epub ahead of print, 2013.
  • Fecher-Trost C, Wissenbach U, Beck A, Schalkowsky P, Stoerger C, Doerr J, Dembek A, Simon-Thomas M, Weber A, Wollenberg P, Ruppert T, Middendorff R, Maurer HH, Flockerzi V. The in vivo TRPV6 protein starts at a non-AUG triplet decoded as methionine upstream the canonical initiation at AUG. J Biol Chem 288:16629-16644, 2013.
  • Dörr J and Fecher-Trost C. TRP channels in female reproductive organs and placenta. In: Adv Exp Med Biol 704, chap. 47 Ed: Islam S. M.), Transient receptor potential channels. Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Zhang Q, Schulenborg T, Tan T, Lang B, Friauf E, Fecher-Trost C. Proteome analysis of a plasma membrane-enriched fraction at the placental feto-maternal barrier. Proteomics Clin Appl 4:538-549, 2010.
  • Stumpf T, Zhang Q, Hirnet D, Lewandrowski U, Sickmann A, Wissenbach U, Dörr J, Lohr C, Deitmer JW, Fecher-Trost C. The human TRPV6 channel protein is associated with cyclophilin B in human placenta. J Biol Chem 283:18086-18098, 2008.
  • Niemeyer BA, Bergs C, Wissenbach U, Flockerzi,V and Trost C. Competitive regulation of CaT-like-mediated Ca2+ entry by protein kinase C and calmodulin. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98:3600-3605, 2001.