Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff
Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff, born on 17 November 1971 in Luckenwalde, first studied physics at the Charles University in Prague before moving to the Gutenberg University in Mainz, where he took his oral examination in 1994. He then completed his diploma thesis at the Institute for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Basel. After laboratory work at the Institute for Particle Physics at the University of Dresden and a position as laboratory assistant at Gutenberg University in Mainz, he went to the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University Montreal in Canada as a PhD Fellow, where he received his doctorate in 1999. From 1999 to 2002 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Biology at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and then for one year at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. In 2003 he habilitated there in cell biology and botany and worked from 2003 to 2007 as head of a junior research group founded by the Volkswagen Foundation itself. Since 2007, he has held a W3 professorship for molecular cell biology of plants at the Institute of Molecular Biology at JWG University in Frankfurt, where he was Vice President from 2012 to 2018. From 2014 to 2019, Enrico Schleiff established the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences in Frankfurt as director. Since 2017, he has also been a member of the FIAS board of directors and its chairman since 2019.