Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

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Biographie K.-W. Koch

Curriculum Vitae K.-W. Koch

Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Department of Neuroscience, Faculty VI
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
D-26111 Oldenburg


City and date of birth:

Osnabrück, 05.04.1958



Study of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Münster, Diploma in Chemistry


Scientific collaborator at the Department of Biophysics (Chair Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Junge) at the University of Osnabrück, doctoral research work under supervision of Prof. Dr. U. B. Kaupp


Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude)


Research Award 1987 from the German Retinitis Pigmentosa Association (current name: Pro Retina e.v.) honoring work about the molecular basis of phototransduction


Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Cell Biology, Stanford University, California, USA (Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Lubert Stryer)


Senior scientist and head of the laboratory of Biochemistry at the Institute of Biological Information Processing (Director Prof. Dr. U. B. Kaupp) in the Research Center Jülich


Habilitation at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne, venia legendi for Biochemistry


Privatdozent at the Institute of Biological Information Processing in the Research Center Jülich, Lecturer at the University of Cologne

since 10/2004

University Professor (W3) for Biochemistry at the Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg


Director of the Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences

since 01/2012

Biochemistry division moved to Faculty VI, Dept. Neurosciences

since 02/2013

Speaker of the DFG Research Training group (Graduiertenkolleg) “Molecular basis of sensory biology” (GRK 1885/1 and 2)

since 09/2015

Executive Director of the Research Center Neurosensory Science, University of Oldenburg



(Stand: 09.06.2021)