Biochemistry of neurosensory processes/ signal transduction


Karl-Wilhelm Koch

5.4.1958 born in Osnabrück

1977 Abitur, Gymnasium Carolinum in Osnabrück

10/1977 – 02/1983 Study of Chemistry und Biochemistry at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster

02/1983 – 04/1986 PhD work at the Dept. of Biophysics, University of Osnabrück (laboratory of Prof. Dr. U. Benjamin Kaupp)
Title of PhD thesis: The regulation of the light-dependent cation channel in vertebrate rods by cyclic GMP

10/1986 Research Award 1987 of the German Retinitis Pigmentosa Association honoring work about the molecular basis of phototransduction

01/1987 – 09/1988 Post-Doc grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; stay in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Lubert Stryer, Dept. of Cell Biology, Stanford University, California

10/1988 - 09/2004 Senior scientist and head of the laboratory of biochemistry at the Institute of Biological Information Processing 1 at the Research Center Jülich

01/1993 Habilitation at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne; venia legendi for Biochemistry
Theme of habilitation-work: Calcium and the biochemical mechanism of light adaptation in vertebrate photoreceptors - role of photoreceptor guanylylcyclase

since 10/2004 Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Oldenburg

04/2009-04/2011 Director of the Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences

since 02/2013 Speaker of the DFG Research Training group (Graduiertenkolleg) “Molecular basis of sensory biology” (GRK 1885/1)