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Prof. Dr. Stefan Mundlos

Stefan Mundlos' research focuses on the molecular causes of skeletal malformations. He investigates them from a genetic and a phylogenetical point of view. He combines basic research with clinical expertise in order to gain new insights into development, growth and aging of the skeletal system. In animal models and in petri dishes, he investigates the molecular mechanism of cell differentiation of cartilage and bone cells. Stefan Mundlos is head of the Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He furthermore is head of the research group "Development & Disease" at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics, Berlin. Both research institutes are working closely together with the BCRT, thus ensuring a quick translation of promising research results into clinical application.


  • 1997: Habilitation, University of Mainz
  • 1986: Doctoral degree, University of Heidelberg
  • 1978-82: Medical Studies, University of Göttingen

Professional History

  • Since 2000: Head of the Research Group "Development & Disease", Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics Berlin
  • Since 2000: Professor for Medical Genetics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 1998-00: Professor for Developmental Genetics, University of Heidelberg
  • 1998: Medical Specialist, Human Genetics
  • 1994-96: Resarch Stay at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 1993-94: Research Stay at University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1992: Medical Specialist, Pediatrics

Awards & Honors

  • 1997: Adalbert-Czerny-Preis, German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • 1997: Friedrich-Linneweh-Preis

Memberships and Editorships

  • Since 2014: Member of Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW)
  • Since 2004: Member of German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina (Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine)
  • German Society for human Genetics (Member of the Board)
  • International Skeletal Dyslapsia Society