TU Dresden


Prof. Dr. Michael Brand

1997   Habilitation and Venia Legendi for Genetics at University of Tübingen and for Cell Biology at University of Heidelberg
1989 Dr. rer. nat. at University of Köln
1986Masters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University; Diploma in Biology, University of Köln
1980– 1986Studies of Biology at the Universities of Marburg and Köln
1984– 1986Study of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University



Positions held

1984– 1985    Fulbright fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, with Prof. Dr. D. A. Melton.
Homeobox gene isolation in Xenopus laevis.
1986– 1989Doctoral student, University of Köln, Dept. for Developmental Biology, with Prof. Dr. J.A.
Campos-Ortega. Genetics and embryology of neural precursor formation in the Drosophila CNS
1990– 1992Postdoctoral fellow, UCSF and HHMI, San Francisco, USA, with Prof. Dr. Y.N. Jan.
Genetics and embryology of neural precursor formation and development in the Drosophila PNS.
1992– 1995Helmholtz/BMBF Research fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Dept. of Prof. Dr. Chr. Nüsslein-Volhard. Systematic large-scale screen for zebrafish mutants.
1995– 1999 Group leader at the Institute of Neurobiology / Interdisciplinary Center for Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg.
1999– 2003 Senior Group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden.
Since Feb.
Professor of Molecular Developmental Genetics (C4/W3), TU Dresden,
Development and regeneration of the vertebrate central nervous system
2005– 2012Director, Biotechnology Center, TU Dresden
2005– 2014Founding Director, Lead applicant and Speaker, Executive Board, DFG Research Center/Cluster of Excellence ‘Regenerative Therapies, CRTD’, Dresden
2013Plumer Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford University, St. Anne’s College
2013– 2017Visiting Professor, King’s College London, MRC Center for Developmental Neurobiology
since 2010Dean of Studies, International Master`s Program Regenerative Biology and Medicine


2012– 2015    Study section of the DFG, Life sciences grant review board, elected member
2005– 2017Vice-Speaker, SFB 655 - Cells into Tissues Design. Speaker, SFB 1185 – Retina SFB
2012Design. Speaker, SFB 1185 – Retina SFB
2014– 2015Research Price, Alzheimer Forschungsinitiative Germany
2013– 2015 Support-the-Best award‚ „Excellence Uni concept“, TU Dresden
2012 Member of Faculty of 1000
2007– 2013Appointed member, ‘Innovation Council’ of the State of Saxony/Germany, a special advisory
council consisting of 12 people, advising the government of the State of Saxony on Economic
and Technology Innovation in Saxony.
2001– 2004Coordinator, EU FP5 Research Network, Fore-/Midbrain patternin
1999Walter-Arndt-Habilitation prize of the German Zoological Society
1995– 1999Fellow, Support Program Neurobiology Baden-Württemberg
1992– 1994Helmholtz fellow, German Research and Technology Ministry, BMFT
1990– 1992Postdoctoral stipend of the DFG

1989PhD thesis price of the University of Köln
1984– 1985Fulbright fellowship, Harvard University
1983– 1986Study Fellowship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes


Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Michael Brand

Assistant to Group Leader

Annett Bürger
Phone: +49 (0)351 458 82300