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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Salim Seyfried


Head of Department for Animal Physiology

Department of Biochemistry & Biology

University of Potsdam

Phone: (0331) 977 5540

Email: salim.seyfrieduni-potsdamde


Professional experience


W3-Professorship | Potsdam University

October 2014 – present

Head of Department for Animal Physiology

Zebrafish Cardiovascular Developmental Genetics


Heisenberg-Professorship | Hannover Medical School

August 2013 – October 2014

Zebrafish Cardiovascular Developmental Genetics


DFG Heisenberg Fellowship 2010-2013


Junior Group Leader | Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

January 2002 - 2013

Developmental Genetics, Cell Biology, Functional Analysis of zebrafish mutants with defective cardiac morphogenesis


Education/ Training

Humboldt University Berlin

Habilitation "Cell Biology", 2010


UC San Francisco

Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Yuh Nung Jan, 1997-2001


Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried

Max-Planck Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Ralf Schnabel, 1997


Harvard Medical School, Boston

Ph.D. student with Prof. Wolfgang Driever, 1993-1996


Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen

Diploma student, Developmental Genetics, 1990-1993


University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program student, 1989-90


Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf

Biology program student, 1987-1989