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Curriculum Vitae Dr. Björn KrenzCurriculum Vitae Dr. Björn Krenz

Curriculum Vitae Dr. Björn Krenz

Research experience

  • 2017-
    Unabhängiger Gruppenleiter „VirusInteract“
    Leibniz-Institut DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany

  • 2014-2017
    Working group leader “Molecular plant virology”
    Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

  • 2011-2014
    Postdoctoral associate within the Dept. Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
    Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

  • 2007-2011
    Post-doctoral position at the “International reference centre for the genomics and diagnosis of viruses with small circular DNA”. Dept. of Molecular Biology and Virology of Plants.
    University Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2003-2007
    Doctoral thesis “Gene silencing and the Abutilon mosaic virus” at the Dept. of Molecular Biology and Virology of Plants
    University Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany


  • University of Stuttgart
    PhD degree, 2007
    (molecular biology and virology of plants)

  • University of Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany
    Diploma, 2003
    (plant virology, bioinformatics, biochemistry and genetics)

Awards & achievements

  • Jan 2006
    Scholarship: Fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service

  • Jul 2004
    Scholarship: Fellowship by the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg 2004 and 2005