Cornelis P. Hollenberg is former Head of the Institute of Microbiology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf and founder of Rhein Biotech GmbH. Prof. Hollenberg has an international reputation in the field of molecular genetics of yeast, in particular gene expression and protein secretion. He is scientific advisor for a number of biotechnology companies and board member of Artes Biotechnology GmbH. He has implemented Hansenula as a production system for recombinant proteins.
Along with his longtime collaborator Dr. Janowicz, Professor Hollenberg has received the European Inventor of the Year Award in 2006.
|1971||PhD with Prof. Piet Borst, Dept. Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam|
|1971-1973||Post-doc Dept. of Genetics (Prof. Ben Hall), University of Washington, Seattle, and Dept. of Biochemistry (Prof. Michael Smith), UBC, Vancouver|
|1973-1979||Group leader Max-Planck-Institute of Biology, Tuebingen|
|1979-2006||Chairman Dept. of Microbiology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf|
|1985||Founder of Rhein Biotech AG, 1985-1995: General Manager; 1995-2006: Member Board of Directors|
|1985-1998||Congress President BIOTEC, International Congress and Exposition, NOWEA, Duesseldorf|
|1992||Reinhard- und Emmi-Heynen-Research Prize der Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf|
|1997-2000||Coordinator of the Biomedical Research Centre of the Heinrich-Heine- University Duesseldorf|
|1998-2005||Managing Editor: Molecular Genetics and Genomics|
|2003||Endowment of a Chair in Microbiology: Functional Genom Research in Microorganisms|
|2006||European Inventor of the year 2006 in the Category Industry|
|2006-||Emeritus Prof. Microbiology at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf|
|2008-||Scientific Director/Board Member Artes Biotechnology GmbH|
Visiting Professor: Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro / Brazil, Montreal / Canada, Rome / Italy, Faisalabad and Islamabad / Pakistan, Canton und Shanghai / China, Cairo / Egypt