Interfakultäres Institut für Mikrobiologie und Infektionsmedizin


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Wohlleben

Date of birth:


Current position:

Head, Microbiology/Biotechnology

Interfaculty Inst. of Microbiology and Infection Medicine Tübingen (IMIT)

University of Tübingen

Auf der Morgenstelle 28

D-72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49-7071-29 76944


Academic career

Since 1994

Full Professor, Microbiology/Biotechnology, University of Tübingen

1992 - 1994

Associate Professor, Saarland University, Saarbrücken

1984 - 1992

Permanent Position, University of Bielefeld

1980 - 1984

Scientific Assistant, Department of Genetics, University of Bielefeld

1977 - 1979

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Erlangen

1974 - 1977

Ph.D. Thesis, Physical Chemistry Department, University of Erlangen

Scholarships, Awards and Administrative functions

Since 2013

Member of the Faculty of Thousand (F1000)

Since 2007

Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center CRC766 “Bacterial Cell Envelope”: Structure, Function, and Infection Interface”

2004 - 2006

Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Biology

1998 - 2000

Dean of the Faculty of Biology

2001 - 2013

Editor of “Chemistry&Biology” (Cell Press)

Since 2001

Member of the DECHEMA–committee „Low-molecular Natural Products“


Cofounder of Combinature Biopharm AG, Berlin

1999 - 2012

Speaker, Section “Bacterial Producers of Natural Compounds” of the VAAM (German Microbiology Association)

Since 1981

Inventor of more than 25 patents (application)

1974 - 1977

Ph.D.-Fellowship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes