Prof. Walter Rosenthal was born in Siegen in 1954. He studied Medicine at the University of Gießen and the Royal Free Hospital, School of Medicine, in London. In 1983, he completed his doctorate in Gießen, in 1990 he followed through with his habilitation in the field of clinical pharmacology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Followingly, he spent two years as a Heisenberg scholar at Baylor College, Houston, Texas (USA). From 1993 to 1996, he was headof the Rudolph Buchheim Institute for Pharmacology at Gießen University. In 1996 he was awarded the directorate of the Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, today Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology. In January 2009, he moved on to the Helmholtz research institute Max Delbrück Centre (MDC) in Berlin-Buch, and became scientific director and chairman of the Helmholtz Foundation.
In May of 2014, Professor Rosenthal was elected President of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena by the university's senate and university council. He started his six-year term of office in October, 2014. In this function, he is the successor of Prof. Dr. Klaus Dicke who, after a ten-year term of office, refrained from once more running for this office.
Prof. Rosenthal has published a great number of publications on cellular signal procession. His memberships include that of the Leopoldina. Walter Rosenthal is married and father to three children.
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