Horst-Werner Stürzbecher

Prof. Dr. Horst-Werner Stuerzbecher is currently working in molecular cancer pathology as a professor at the Institute of Pathology, University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein Campus Luebeck in Germany. After his studies in biology at the Westfaelische-Wilhelms University Muenster, Germany, he obtained his PhD (Dr. rer. biol. hum.) degree from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Ulm, Germany. Between 1986 and 1991, Prof. Stuerzbecher continued his research activities at the Marie-Curie Research Institute in Oxted, Surrey, UK, focusing on the tumor suppressor p53. He habilitated in genetics at the Institute of Genetics of the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, in 1992 and was appointed as a senior scientist at the Department of Tumor Virology of the Heinrich-Pette Institute in Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Stuerzbecher received a Heisenberg stipend from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) to lead his own research group at the Heinrich-Pette Institute focusing on the contribution of DNA repair processes to carcinogenesis, especially the interaction of the tumor suppressor protein p53 and the human RAD51 recombination protein. In 1996, he accepted a position as professor of Genetics at the Institute of Human Genetics of the University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein Campus Luebeck, Germany. In addition to his work as a reviewer for various international journals and research grants, Prof. Stuerzbecher was also a coordinator of national and international research projects, for example, an international research project within the 5th Framework European Union.