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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Kornak

In his research group at BCRT, Uwe Kornak explores the genetic factors and mechanisms of skeletal and connective tissue diseases with signs of premature aging. This includes rare syndromal diseases, eg. as cutis laxa diseases, but also the more common early-morbid osteoporosis. The aim is to improve genetic diagnostics and tailor-made therapies based on genetic data and the understanding of the disease mechanism. In special cases, such as osteopetrosis, such personalized therapy may consist in correcting the genetic defect in somatic cells.


Education

  • 2001: Promotion as Dr. rer. nat., Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1996-01: Study of Human medicine, University Hamburg
  • 1992-96: Study of Human medicine, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1990-96: Study of Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin

 

Professional History

    • since 2018: Deputy Head of departement of Molecular Genetics, Labor Berlin GmbH
    • since 2018: Deputy Head of Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics, Berlin
    • since 2017: Head of department of Tumor Cytogenetics, Labor Berlin GmbH
    • 2014-16: Coordinator for OMICs technologies for the Clinical Research Unit of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)
    • Since 2014: PI at Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Berlin
    • Since 2011: Professor (W2) and working group leader at the Institute for
      Medical Genetics and Human Genetics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    • 2004-11: Scientific assistant (C1) and head of the working group at the Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    • 2003-04: Scientific assistant at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
    • 2002-03: Post-doctoral fellow at INSERM U 606, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris
    • 2001-02: Post-doctoral fellow at Center for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg
    • 1997-01: Doctoral fellow at Center for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg

     

    Awards & Honors

    • 2015: Poster award Roof Association Osteology
    • 2011: Ulmer Award of Dermatology
    • 2007: Ian T. Boyle young investigator award of the ECTS/Alliance for Better Bone Health
    • 2002: Poste Vert research stipend from INSERM
    • 1996: Scholarship of Hoechst AG

     

    Memberships & Editorships

    • German society for Human Genetics
    • European Society of Human Genetics
    • European Calcified Tissue Society
    • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research