Prof. dr. F.G. (Friedrich) Förster

David de Wiedgebouw
Universiteitsweg 99
Kamer 2.70
3584 CG Utrecht

Prof. dr. F.G. (Friedrich) Förster

Professor
Structural Biochemistry
+31 30 253 4318
f.g.forster@uu.nl

Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DATA

Name

Friedrich Förster

 

Date of Birth

08.04.1975

Buchholz i.d. Nordheide, Germany

Personal details

male,married, 3 children

 

Affiliation

Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research

Utrecht University

Padualaan 8

3584 CH Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Email

f.g.forster@uu.nl

 

URL

http://www.uu.nl/en/research/cryo-em

 

 

EDUCATION

2001-2005

PhD in Physics

Technical University of Munich

Munich, Germany

1995-2000

Diploma in Physics

RWTH University Aachen

Aachen, Germany

1994

Abitur

Gymnasium Othmarschen

Hamburg, Germany

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2016-

Professor

Utrecht University

Utrecht, The Netherlands

2009-2016

IndependentGroup Leader

Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Martinsried, Germany

2008-2009

Postdoctoral Scholar

Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Martinsried, Germany

2005-2008

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, USA

2001-2005

PhD student

Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Martinsried, Germany

1999-2000

Diploma student

Research Centre Jülich

Jülich, Germany

 

1998-1999

Student assistant

RWTH University Aachen

Aachen, Germany

1994-1995

Military service

Lüneburg, Germany

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2017

NWO Vici Award

2016

ERC Consolidator Grant Award

2009

Human Frontier Science Project Career Development Award

2006

Human Frontier Science Project Longterm fellowship

2001

Kekulé Doctoral fellowship of the Fonds der Deutschen Chemischen Industrie (FCI)

2005

Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry Junior Research Award 2005

2001

RWTH Springorum medal

 

5 REPRESENTATIVE RECENT PUBLICATIONS

>11,000 citations, h-index 51 (Google scholar )

  1. Liaci AM, Steigenberger B*, de Souza PCT*, Tamara S*, Gröllers-Mulderij M, Ogrissek P, Marrink SJ, Scheltema RA, Förster F: Structure of the Human Signal Peptidase Complex Reveals the Determinants for Signal Peptide Cleavage. Molecular Cell 2021, 81:3934-48.
  2. Braunger K*, Pfeffer S*, Shrimal S, Gilmore R, Berninghausen O, Mandon EC, Becker T, Förster F, Beckmann R: Structural basis for coupling protein transport and N-glycosylation at the mammalian endoplasmic reticulum. Science 360:215-219 (2018).
  3. Pfeffer S, Burbaum L, Unverdorben P, Pech M, Chen Y, Zimmermann R, Beckmann R, Förster F: Structure of the native Sec61 protein-conducting channel. Nat. Comm. 2015, 6:8403.
  4. Pfeffer S*, Woelhaff M*, Hermann J, Förster F: Organization of the mitochondrial translation machinery studied in situ by cryo-electron tomography. Nat. Comm. 2015, 6:6019.
  5. Unverdorben P, Beck F, Sledz P, Schweitzer A, Pfeifer G, Plitzko JM, Baumeister W, Förster F: Deep classification of a large cryo-EM dataset defines the conformational landscape of the 26S proteasome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2014, 111:5544–9.

*: equal contribution