Professor for Intravital Molecular Imaging, WWU / University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Dr. Friedemann Kiefer (Professor for Intravital Molecular Imaging at the European Institute for Molecular Imaging, WWU Münster) is focusing on morphogenetic processes that shape and maintain the vascular systems, especially lymphatic vessels. This involves development, but also healthy and diseased adult life where the interplay of blood and lymphatic vessels, tissue oxygenation and leukocytes is crucial for the maintenance of organ function.
After studying Biochemistry and Physiological Chemistry at the University of Tübingen, Dr. Kiefer obtained his PhD from the I.M.P. Vienna and the University of Tübingen. He subsequently trained during two post-doctoral fellowships in the laboratories of Prof. Norman Iscove (Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Canda) and Prof. Tony Pawson (Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Canada) in molecular and cell biology and signal transduction.
From 1998 to 2002, he was principal Investigator at the MPI for Physiological and Clinical Research, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Bad Nauheim, Germany. From 2002 to 2017 he was research group leader of the Mammalian Cell Signaling Group, at the MPI for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, Germany. Since August 2017, Dr. Kiefer is director and Professor for Intravital Molecular Imaging at the European Institute for Molecular Imaging, at WWU, Münster.