Cord Herbert Brakebusch

Cord Herbert Brakebusch


Cord Brakebusch studied Biochemistry at the University of Hannover , Germany, and received his diploma 1989. After carrying out his PhD work on TNF receptors in the lab of David Wallach at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, he received his PhD 1993 from the University of Hannover and started a post doc with Axel Ullrich at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, on an extracellular matrix compound with anti-cancer properties. 1996 he joined the group of Reinhard Fässler, where he learned how to generate and analyze mice with targeted mutations and investigated the function of b1 integrin in vivo. Together with Reinhard Fässler he moved 1998 to the University of Lund, Sweden, where he obtained a fellowship as an assistant professor from the Swedish Medical Research Council. 2002 he received a Heisenberg Fellowship, which allowed him to establish an independent research group focusing on the function of Rho GTPases in vivo at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich at the Department of Molecular Medicine, headed by Reinhard Fässler. In 2006 Cord Brakebusch moved to Copenhagen to become professor at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health, and director of the Transgenic Mouse Core Facility. Since 2007 he is in addition a group leader at BRIC.

Primary fields of research


  • Rho GTPase function
  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Mouse models

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