In publica commoda

Professor Dr. rer. physiol., Dr. h.c. Ulrike Beisiegel

  • Born 23. December 1952 in Mühlheim/Ruhr



Scientific career

  • 1971 – 1974
    Studies of Biology, University of Münster and Marburg
  • 1974 – 1976
    Studies of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Marburg
  • 1979
    Dr. rer. physiol. at the Faculty of Medicine, University, Marburg
  • 1979 – 1980
    Scientific assistant at the Institute of Human Genetics, Marburg
  • 1980 – 1982
    Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Drs. Goldstein and Brown, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas, Dallas
  • 1982 – 1984
    Scientific assistant in the Institute of Human Genetics, Marburg
  • 1984 – 1996
    Assistant Professor, Medical Clinic, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 1990
    Habilitation in Biochemistry, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 1996
    C3-Professor in Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2001 – 2010
    Director of the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II: Molecular Cell Biology, Medical Faculty, University of Hamburg
  • Since 1/2011
    President of the Georg August University of Göttingen



  • 2000 – 2008
    Member of the Review Board Biological Chemistry and Physics, DFG
  • 2000 – 2005
    Member of the Ombudsman, University of Hamburg
  • 2001 – 2005
    Dean of Research, Medical Faculty, University of Hamburg
  • 2002 – 2005
    Chairperson of the European Atherosclerosis Society
  • 2002 – 2010
    Member of the Evaluation Committee, Leibniz Association
  • 2005 – 2010
    Chair of the Ombudsman of the DFG – German Research Foundation
  • 2006 – 2011
    Member of the Wissenschaftsrat – Advisory board to the German Government
  • 2008 – 2010
    Chairperson of the Wissenschaftsrat’s Scientific Commission
  • since 2009
    Member of the Senate of the Leibniz Association
  • since 2011
    Member of the Senate of the Max-Planck-Society
  • since 2012
    Vice President of the German Rectors` Conference
  • since 2014
    Member of the Board of the Rectors`Conference of Lower Saxony



Honors & Awards

  • 1983
    Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize from the German Ministry of Education and Science
  • 1996
    Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Umeå (Sweden)
  • 2008
    Rudolf Schönheimer Medal of the German Atherosclerosis Society


  • 2014
    Ubbo Emmius Medal of the University of Groningen (Netherlands)

  • 2015
    Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh (Great Britain)