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Prof. Dr.
Amparo Acker-Palmer

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Institute of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
Max-von-Laue-Str. 1
60438 Frankfurt/Main

+ 49 (0) 69 798 42563

CRC 1193 PROJECTS

Vita

Since 2014

Max Planck Fellow, MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt

Since 2011

Professor (W3) Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Since 2011

Full Professor (W3) Chair of the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Department, Institute of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Goethe University, Frankfurt

2007 – 2010

Junior Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany

1996 – 2001

Postdoctoral Fellow, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

1996

PhD, Instituto de Investigaciones Citologicas, Valencia, Spain

1991

Degree in Biology and Biochemistry, University of Valencia, Spain

Publications

Geiger JC, Lipka J, Segura I, Hoyer S, Schlager MA, Wulf PS, Weinges S, Demmers J, Hoogenraad CC and Acker-Palmer A (2014) The GRIP1/14-3-3 pathway coordinates cargo trafficking and dendrite development. Developmental Cell 28, 381-393.

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Senturk A, Pfennig S, Weiss A, Burk K, Acker-Palmer A (2011) EphrinBs are functional co-receptors for Reelin to regulate neuronal migration. Nature 472:356-60.

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Sawamiphak S, Seidel S, Essmann CL, Wilkinson G, Pitulescu ME, Acker T, Acker-Palmer A (2010) EphrinB2 regulates VEGFR2 function in developmental and tumour angiogenesis. Nature 465:487–491.

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Essmann CL, Martinez E, Geiger J, Zimmer M, Traut M, Stein V, Klein R, Acker-Palmer A (2008) Serine phosphorylation of ephrinB2 regulates trafficking of synaptic AMPA receptors. Nature Neuroscience 11:105-1043.

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Segura I, Essmann CL, Weinges S, Acker-Palmer A (2007) Grb4 and GIT1 transduce ephrinB reverse signals modulating spine morphogenesis and synapse formation. Nature Neuroscience 10:301-310.

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Coordinating Functions

Since 2017

Speaker of DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1080 “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neuronal Homeostasis", Mainz/Frankfurt

2013 - 2016

Deputy-Speaker (Frankfurt coordinator) DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1080 “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neuronal Homeostasis", Mainz/Frankfurt

2012

Speaker Graduate Academy-Brain (Frankfurt University)

Since 2011

 Faculty IMPRS “Neural circuits” Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

2009 - 2012

Board of Directors Excellence Cluster of Macromolecular Complexes

Mentoring Functions

Mentor Hessian mentoring Program ProProfessur

Max Planck Society's mentoring program Minerva-FemmeNet

Editorial and Scientific Advisory Board

Journals

Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, Developmental Cell, EMBO

Organizations

DFG, Max Planck Society, Leibnitz Society, ERC, Welcome Trust, FWF, FWO, ANR, Spanish ministry of education

Awards, Grants and Honor

2016

Member of the German Research Council study section “Neuroscience”

2015

ERC Advanced Grant awardee

2015

EMBO member

2012

Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina      

2012

Gutenberg Research Collegue (GRC) Fellow

2010

Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstädter Prize for Young Investigators

2010

Call Full Professor-Director,  Institute of Cellular Biophysics, Helmholtz Jülich and   Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (declined)

2008 – present

Faculty Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System

1996 – 1998

Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR Program) fellow EU

1997

Ph.D. Extraordinary Award by Valencia University