Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. Jörg Soppa
Name Jörg Soppa
Date/Place of birth 01/06/1958 in Essen, Germany
1977-1985 Diploma (Biochemistry), University of Tübingen, Germany
Diploma thesis: MPI for Biology, Prof. Peter Overath
(interrupted by Civil Service at a hospital and a trainee program at the Max-Planck-Institute in Martinsried)
1985-1989 PhD (Biochemistry), University of Munich, Germany. PhD thesis: Max-Planck-
Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Prof. Dieter Oesterhelt
Research Experience and University Duties
1990-1995 Research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry Establishment of an own Research Group
1994 Habilitation and Venia Legendis in Microbiology, University of Munich
1995 Visiting Scientist at the University of British Columbia in
1996 - Leader of a Research Group at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences (Goethe-University, Frankfurt)
2000-2007 Coordinator of a Special Research Program of the German Research Council (SPP1112 “Genome function and gene regulation in Archaea")
2001- Professorship for Microbial Genetics, Goethe University,
2003-2006 Dean of Study Affairs of the Dep. of Biosciences
2002- Diverse Commissions of the Department (PhD, Diploma, Bachelor,
Master, Faculty Council, Finances, etc.)
2003-2005 Senats Commission for Study Affairs of the Goethe University
2005-2011 Senats Commission for Gender Equity of the Goethe University
2012-2014 Dean of Study Affairs of the Dep. of Biosciences
2013-2019 Commission for re-accreditation of study programs of the Goethe University
2019-2020 Senats Commission for Finances
Honors and Awards
1995-2001 Heisenberg-Stipendium of the German Research Council (DFG)
Guest editor of “Archives of Microbiology" and “Archaea"
2010 Best teacher of the Department of Biosciences
1. Huber M, Faure G, Laass S, Kolbe E, Seitz K, Wehrheim C, Wolf YI, Koonin EV, Soppa J (2019) Translational coupling via termination-reinitation in archaea and bacteria. Nature Comm. 10, 4006.
2. Ludt K, Soppa J (2018) Influence of Origin Recognition Complex proteins on the copy numbers of three chromosomes in Haloferax volcanii. J. Bacteriol. 200, e00161-18.
3. Soppa, J. (2017) Polyploidy and Community Structure Analyses. Nature Microbiol., 2, 16261.
4. Babski J, Haas KA, Näther-Schindler D, Pfeiffer F, Förstner KU, Hammelmann M, Hilker R, Becker A, Sharma CM, Marchfelder A, and Soppa J (2016) Genome-wide identification of transcriptional start sites in the haloarchaeon Haloferax volcanii based on differential RNA-Seq (dRNA-Seq). BMC Genomics 17, 629.
5. Zerulla K, Ludt K, and Soppa J (2016) The ploidy level of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 is highly variable and is influenced by growth phase and by chemical and physical external parameters. Microbiol. 162, 730-739.
6. Zerulla, K., Chimileski, S., Mäther, D., Gophna, U., Papke, R.T., Soppa, J. (2014) DNA as a phosphate storage polymer and the alternative advantages of polyploidy for growth or survival. PLoS ONE 9, e94819.
7. Lange C, Zeruall K, Breuert S, and Soppa J (2011) Gene conversion results in the equalization of genome copies in the polyploid haloarchaeon Haloferax volcanii. Mol. Microbiol. 80, 666-677.
8. Hering O, Brenneis M, Beer J, Suess B, and Soppa J (2009) A novel mechanism for translation initiation operates in haloarchaea. Mol. Microbiol. 71, 1451-1463.
9. Lange C, Zeigler A, Hammelmann M, Twellmeyer J, Raddatz G, Schuster S, Oesterhelt D, and Soppa J (2007) Genome-wide analysis of growth phase-dependent translational and transcriptional regulation in halophilic archaea. BMC Genomics 8, 415.
10. Brenneis M, Hering O, Lange C, and Soppa J (2007) Experimental characterization of cis-acting elements important for translation and transcription in halophilic archaea. PLoS Genetics 3, e229.
Prof. Dr. Jörg Soppa
Biozentrum, Campus Riedberg
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60438 Frankfurt am Main
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