***new address***

Prof. Robert Ernst  

Professor for Molecular Biology

University of Saarland
School of Medicine

Institute of Biochemistry
Kirrberger Strasse
Building 61.4
66421 Homburg (Saar)
Germany

AK Ernst
robert.ernst(at)uks.eu
++49 6841 16 47875

 

 

KING NEWS ***BREAKING

19.5.2017: Harry wins poster price at the 13th Yeast Lipid Conference in Paris. The conference lipid scientists from around the globe. Harry is a fellow of the Austrian Science Fund FWF and is working on the specificity of protein-lipid and protein-membrane interactions. Great stuff, Harry!

10.5.2017: Check out our new lab in Homburg. A photo of our new lab space can be seen in the Campus journal by the University of Saarland here.

15.4.2017: Robert is featured by the Journal of Cell Science as 'Cell Scientists to Watch'. Read about his motivation, path, and hobbies in the current issue of the journal here

1.4.2017: Our proposal "Design principles of living membranes" for the funding scheme "Life?" by the VW foundation has been rewarded with a research grant! It is a joint project with our dear friends Ilya Levental (UTH Houston, Texas, USA), James Sáenz (TU Dresden, GER) and Maya Schuldiner (Weizmann Institute, Tel Aviv, ISR). Fantastico! Go team, go!

***BREAKING NEWS ***
Prof. Dr. Robert Ernst

Curriculum Vitae            PDF


Research Experience
2017-    Full Professor (W3) for Molecular Biology
Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Medical Faculty, University of Saarland, Homburg
2012-    Emmy Noether Independent group leader
Institute of Biochemistry, BMLS, Goethe-University Frankfurt
2012-2017 Juniorprofessor (W1)
Institute of Biochemistry, Goethe-University Frankfurt
2010-2012 Postdoctoral Associate with Prof. Kai Simons
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
2008-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Hidde Ploegh
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA, USA


Education
2002-2007 PhD in Biochemistry (summa cum laude)
with Prof. Lutz Schmitt Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
1997-2002  Diploma in Human Biology
Phillips-University Marburg


Honors and Awards
2012 Emmy Noether fellowship by the DFG
2008-2010 EMBO long-term fellowship
2007 PhD in Biochemistry, summa cum laude
2005-2008 Member of the EU funded research training network “Flippases”
2004  EMBO short term fellowship with Prof. Karl Kuchler
2003 EMBO short term fellowship with Prof. Gerrit van Meer
1999-2002 Fellowship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Research Interests
Organelle Identity
Membrane and protein quality control systems
Cell biology of lipids
Membrane-based signalling mechanisms

Address
Prof. Dr. Robert Ernst
Institute of Medical Biochemistry
University of Saarland
Kirrberger Strasse
Building 61.4

66421 Homburg (Saar)
Germany

AK Ernst
robert.ernst(at)uks.eu
++49 6841 16 47875