Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer: CV

1991Degree in Biology and Biochemistry, University of Valencia, Spain
1996PhD, Instituto de Investigaciones Citologicas, Valencia, Spain
1996–2001Post doc, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
2001–2007Junior Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
2007–2010Professor (W2) Cluster of Excellence "Macromolecular Complexes", Goethe University Frankfurt
since 2011Full Professor (W3) Chair of the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Department, Institute of Cell Biology and Neuroscience Goethe University Frankfurt
since 2011Professor (W3) Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
since 2014Max Planck Fellow MPI Brain Research Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer: Fellowships and Awards

1990 - 1991Fellowship Conselleria de Cultura, Educació i Ciència de la Generalitat Valenciana
1992-1996PhD Fellow Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain
1996PhD Extraordinary Award, University of Valencia, Spain
1997-1999EU Fellow “Training and Mobility of Researchers” (TMR Program)
2010Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstädter Prize for Young Researchers
2012Gutenberg Forschungskolleg (GFK)-fellowship from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU)
2012Elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2014Elected member of the Academia Europaea
2014Elected Max Planck Fellow, MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer: Responsibilities/Committees

2009-2012Board of Directors Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes” (CEF)
2011-Faculty IMPRS “Neural circuits” Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Reseach Frankfurt
2011-Steering committee of the Rhine-Main-Neuroscience Network, rmn2
2012-Speaker of GRADE (Goethe Graduate Academy Frankfurt)-BRAIN
2013-Vice-speaker CRC 1080 “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homeostasis”

Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer: Memberships

Marie Curie Fellowship Association
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
German Neuroscience Society
German Society for Cell Biology
German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Interdisciplinary Centre for Neuroscience Frankfurt (ICNF)
Rhine-Main-Neuroscience Network (rmn2)
Center for Membrane Proteomics, Frankfurt am Main
Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes” (CEF)
Cluster of Excellence “Cardio-Pulmonary System” (ECCPS)
German National Academy Leopoldina
Academia Europaea
Max Planck Fellow

Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer: Reviewing and Mentoring Activities


Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, Developmental Cell, EMBO.

DFG, Max Planck Society, Leibnitz Society, ERC, Welcome Trust, FWF, FWO, ANR, Spanish ministry of education.


Programs for young female scientists: Hessian mentoring Program ProProfessur
Max Planck Society's mentoring program Minerva-FemmeNet

Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer: Research Interests

Neurovascular interface, Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, Nervous system development, Developmental and pathological angiogenesis, Tumor invasion and metastasis