Applied Biochemistry

CV Prof. Dr. Jens Kurreck

Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Biotechnologie
FG Angewandte Biochemie, TIB 4/3-2
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
13355 Berlin
e-mail: info[at]
Main areas of work
Bioprinting of organ models, replacement methods for animal experiments, RNA technologies in molecular medicine, virology, philosophy and ethics of science (especially Hans Jonas).

For further information see Research of Applied Biochemistry

Date of birth: 13. Januar 1969 in Berlin
Children: Paul (*20.11.1995), Malte (*12.8.2001), Laura (*8.10.2015)


Scientific career

Current positionProfessorship at Applied Biochemistry at the Technical University of Berlin
Seit 2021Executive director of the Institute of Biotechnology
2012Guestprofessor at Dongseo University in Busan, Korea
2009callacceptance for Professorship at Applied Biochemistry at the Technical University of Berlin
2007-2009Professor without executive function for nucleic acid technologies at University Stuttgart
2006Habilitation in Biochemistry and appointment as private lecturer
2001-2007Scientific assistant of Prof. Dr. Volker A. Erdmann, Freie Universität Berlin
1999-2001Groupleader / Postdoc in the group of Prof. Dr. Volker A. Erdmann, Freie Universität Berlin
1998/1999DAAD scholarship for a postdoctoral stay at Arizona State University in Tempe/USA with Prof. Wim Vermaas
1998-2002Member of the research group "Ethics and Medicine in Dialog" of the Hans Jonas Center of Freie Universität Berlin
1997Master in philosophy
2/1997Research stay at Stockholm University / Sweden, financed by "Short Term Fellowship" of "European Science Foundation"
7/1994Research stay at Chalmers University in Gothenburg/ Sweden
1994-1998Dissertation at the Technical University of Berlin with Prof. Dr. Gernot Renger
1993/1994Diploma thesis at the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben / Saxony-Anhalt with Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald
1988-1994Biochemistry studies at the Free University of Berlin




  • 2022: Non-Animal Methodology (NAM) teaching award of the Berlin Animal Protection Comissioner

  • 2020: Prize for exemplary teaching of the Technical University of Berlin for the seminar "Introduction to Bioethics" (together with Prof. Dr. Birgit Beck)

  • 2019: Prize of the State of Berlin for the promotion of alternative and supplementary methods for animal experiments in research and teaching (together with Dr. Johanna Berg)

  • 2019: Herbert Stiller Award for human-relevant research without animal experiments of the association Doctors Against Animal Experiments (together with Dr. Johanna Berg)

  • 2005: Award for good teaching as best lecturer of the biochemistry program

  • 2005: Young Scientist Lectureship Award of the European Society for Neurochemistry


  • since 2021: Member of the Scientific Board of the SET-Foundation for development of alternatives to animal experimentation

    since 2021: Member of the commission Bf3R

  • since 2019: Member of EUSAAT (European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing)

  • since 2021: Co-spokesperson of the Einstein Center 3R and coordinator of the public relations department

  • since 2021: Vice-Chairman of the Commission for Ethics in Research at the TU Berlin

  • since 09/2023: Ombudsperson of TU Berlin


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