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Women in science – international experiences

June 19, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leena Kaarina Bruckner-Tuderman is professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University Medical Center, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and director at the School of Life Sciences at the Freiburg Institute for Applied Studies. She studied medicine in Oulu, Finland, and after an experimental dissertation in molecular medicine, continued her postdoctoral work in biochemistry in Piscataway, N.J., USA, and in structural biology in Basel, Switzerland. She specialized in dermatology and qualified for her state doctorate (Habilitation) at University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1988. From 1990 to 1994 she was a Score-Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Thereafter she became a Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and moved to the Münster University, Germany, where she became professor of dermatology and venerology. During this period in Münster she was also a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and at the Harvard Medical School, Boston.
In 2002 she received a call as professor and chair of dermatology and venerology at the University of Freiburg which she accepted in 2003. Since 2007 she is fellow and deputy director of the School of Life Sciences – LIFENET of the newly founded institute, FRIAS, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies.

She has been and continues to be a board member of numerous national and international foundations, programmes and committees such as, DEBRA, ADF, ESDR, SID, DDG, EU, Gordon Research Conferences, etc.  She is a member of the editorial board for Journals in dermatology and venerology, as well as scientific advisor to the German Research Foundation DFG and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF.

Bruckner-Tuderman has been distinguished by many awards, both nationally and internationally.  In 1992 she was awarded the Swiss Prof. Dr. Max Cloetta-Research Award followed in the next year by the Friedrich Götz-Foundation Research Award of the Zurich University, Switzerland. She held the Maria-Duran Lecture at the International Society for Dermatology in 2007 and the Rudi-Cormane Lecture of the European Society for Dermatological Research in 2008. She is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. She serves as a Corresponding Member of the Finnish, Swedish and Swiss Dermatology Societies and an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Dermatological Society.

She will present two lectures. The first is focused on science whereas the second lecture concentrates on personal experiences during her international scientific career.



June 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Seminar Hall, New Seminar Building, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, Cologne
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Leena Bruckner-Tuderman

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