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Department of Pharmaceutical Biology
Johannes Gutenberg University
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Professor Thomas Efferth is Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. He is biologist by training and obtained his degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His doctoral thesis was completed at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany, in 1990. Dr. Efferth was awarded the Ludolf-Krehl-Prize of the Southwest German Association for Medicine in 1991 and the Willmar-Schwabe-Award of the German Society for Medicinal Plant Research in 2006. From 2005-2009, he headed a research group for Pharmaceutical Biology at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2007-2009, he was Associate Professor (apl) at the University of Heidelberg. In 2009, he took over the Chair of Pharmaceutical Biology (full professorship) at the University of Mainz. Furthermore, he is honorary Professor at the Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China and visiting professor at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China. Thomas Efferth has published over 200 original papers and over 80 reviews in peer-reviewed journals in the field of cancer research, pharmacology, and pharmacogenomics and natural products. He holds four patents. The scientific results were communicated in over 130 oral presentation and invited lectures and over 120 poster presentations at national and international conferences and meetings. A textbook on ‘Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology’ (Springer Publisher) written by him appeared in 2006. He is Co-editor and Editorial Board Member of 13 scientific journals and Scientific Advisory Board member of several institutions.
Medicinal Plants, Pharmacogenomics, Natural products, Pharmacognosy, Phytotherapy, Cancer