***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)

AK Ernst
++49 6841 16 47875




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!

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

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

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

66421 Homburg (Saar)

AK Ernst
++49 6841 16 47875