Prof. Dr. Tobias Erb


Curriculum Vitae

Tobias Jürgen Erb (born 1979)
Diploma in Biology, University of Freiburg (D), 2005
Magister scientiarum in Chemistry & Biology, University of Freiburg (D), 2005
Visiting scholar, The Ohio State University (US), 2007
Dr. rer. nat., Institute of Microbiology, University of Freiburg (D), 2009
DFG-Postdoctoral fellow, University of Illinois (US), 2009-2011
ETH-Fellow, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich (CH), 2011-2012
Jr. Group leader & SNF-Ambizione fellow, ETH Zürich (CH), 2012-2014
Max Planck Research Group Leader (free floater) at the MPI Marburg, 2014-2017
Director and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Synthetic Metabolism at the MPI Marburg, since 2017
Professor of Biology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, since 2018



Elected member of the Junge Akademie at the BBAW and Leopoldina 2013
Elected member European Academy of Microbiology (EAM), since 2019
Elected member European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), since 2021
Elected member National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, since 2023


Selected Awards and Honors

ERC-Advanced Grantee 2024
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, German Research Foundation (DFG), 2024
Future Insight Prize, MERCK, 2022
Prix Forcheur Jean-Marie Lehn, French Embassy in Germany, 2021
Otto Bayer Award, Bayer Foundations, 2018
VAAM-Research Award, Association of General & Applied Microbiology (D), 2017
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize, German Research Foundation (DFG) & German Federal Minstry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2016
C&EN "Talented 12": Up-and-coming chemists of 2015, American Chemical Society
ERC-Starting Grantee 2015

SGM-Encouragement award, Swiss Society of Microbiology, 2013
VAAM-PhD Award, Association of General & Applied Microbiology (D), 2010
Hans-Grisebach Prize, University of Freiburg (D), 2010
Alumni-Diploma Award, University of Freiburg (D), 2006




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