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Prof. Dr. med. Simone Fulda

Research topics

Apoptosis Signaling Pathways and Molecular Targeted Therapies

Professor of Experimental Cancer Research (W3), Director of the Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Pediatrics, J.W. Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt, Komturstr. 3a, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Phone: +49 - 69 – 678 66557; Fax: +49 - 69 – 678 6659157; E-mail: simone.fulda@kgu.de

Biographical sketch

Since 2010 Full Professor (W3) and Director of the Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Pediatrics, J.W. Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt

2007-2010 Full Professor (W3) of Pediatric Research, Ulm University
2002-2007 Excellence grant of German Science Foundation (Heisenberg program)
2001 Lecturing Qualification (Habilitation) in Pediatrics, Ulm University
2001 Board Certificate in Pediatrics
1995 –2001 Physician in Training, University of Heidelberg & Ulm University
1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
1995 Medical PhD thesis in Pediatric Oncology, University of Cologne
1987 – 1995 Undergraduate studies in Medicine at the University of Cologne, Harvard Medical School Boston, University of California San Francisco, University of Arizona, University College Dublin (finale grade: 1.0)


German National Scholarship Foundation, GPOH Research Award, Research Award Ulm University, ASH Young Investigator Award, EHA Young Investigator Award, AACR-AFLAC Award, Lucile-Packard Award, Ingrid-zu-Solms Research Award, Kind-Philipp Award, Schweizgurth Award, Vincent-Czerny Award, Research Award Walter-Schulz Stiftung, Merckle Research Award, Johann-Georg-Zimmermann Award

External collaborators

Guido Kroemer (INSERM), 
Peter Vandenabeele (University of Ghent), Jacques Piette (University of Liege), Ruggero de Maria (Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome)

Participation in collaborative research projects

Coordinator of DFG Clinical Research Group KFO 167 “Deregulation of Apoptosis in Diseases”, Coordinator of EU project, Marie Curie Research Training Network “ApopTrain”, Coordinator of BMBF consortium “Targeting apoptosis for cancer therapy”, Principal Investigator, EU project APO-SYS “Systems Biology of Apoptosis in Cancer and AIDS” (7th FP), Principal Investigator, EU project IAP6/18 “Signal transduction in inflammation: from gene to organism”, Principal Investigator, BMBF project TranSaRNet “Translational sarcoma network”
Extrabudgetary funding 2007-2010 DFG: 3.431.654€, EU: 1.042.935€, BMBF: 1.240.944€, State: 162.500€, German Cancer Aid: 993.200€