Prof. Dr. Karl-Josef Dietz

Research Profile

1977 – 1982 Study in biology at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. (Microbiology, Plant Physiology, Physiological Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Biology)
1982 – 1985 PhD studies, Institute of Botany, Universität Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heber)
1984 Research Stay at the University of Sheffield (England) (Prof. Dr. David .A. Walker)
1985 Science Prize of the University Foundation Würzburg
1985 – 1987 Postdoc position at the CDB of Harvard University (Prof. Dr. L. Bogorad)
1990 Habilitation at the University of Würzburg
1991 Research Stay at the Centre Physiologie Végétale, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) (Prof. Dr. Gerard Marigo, Dr. Hervé Can
1996 and 1999 Research Stays in the Biological Laboratory, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan) (Prof. Dr. Tetsuro Mimura)
1988 – 1998 Member of the DFG-Collaborative Research Centre 176 “Membrane Proteins”
1995 – 1997 Member of the DFG-Collaborative Research Centre 251 “Plant Stress Responses”
1998 – 2000 Member of the DFG-Collaborative Research Centre 549 “Extracellular Macromolecules”
1997 – current Professorial Chair (C4) in „Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants“ at the Faculty of Biology, Bielefeld University
2000 – 2007 Speaker of the Research Unit FOR 387 “Redox Regulation in Photosynthesis” of the DFG
2002 – current Member of the DFG-Collaborative Research Centre 613 “Single Molecules”
2002 – 2009 Chairing the Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology section and member of the executive board of the German Botanical Society
2002 – 2007 Advisory Board of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2004 – 2006 Dean of Faculty of Biology
2003 – current Juror Jugend Forscht/Schüler Experimentieren
2002 – current Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental Botany
2003 – current Editorial Board of Physiologia Plantarum
2008 – current Editorial Board of Plant Physiology
2009 – 2010 Editorial Board of Molecular Plant
2008 – current Science Board (Fachgutachter) of the DFG (German Research Foundation) /Plant Sciences, re-elected 2011
2009 – current Executive Committee of the Federation of the European Societies of Plant Biology
7/2011 – 8/2011 Professeur Invitè de l’Université de la Grande Region et Univ. de Nancy
2012 President of the German Botanical Society
2012 Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Prize
3/2012 – current Research stay at Université de Lorraine (Nancy, Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Jacquot

Member of the German Society of Botany, the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Scandavian Society of Plant Physiologists, the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Federation of the European Societies of Plant Biology.