Wolfgang A. Linke - Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience
Since 2016 Certified physiology teacher ("Fachphysiologe") of the German Physiological Society
Since Apr 2010 Adjunct Professor of Cardiac Mechanotransduction, Heart Center, University Medicine Göttingen, Germany
Since Apr 2009 – on Ruhr University Bochum, Inst. of Physiology
Head of Dept. of Cardiovascular Physiology
Oct 2003 – Mar 2009 University of Muenster, Inst. of General Zoology and Genetics
Head, Physiology and Biophysics Unit

- Cell Biology, Physiology and Biophysics of Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle
- Lectures, Seminars, Practical Classes in Biology and Human Physiology
Oct 1999 – Sept 2003 University of Heidelberg, Inst. of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation
Director of the Cellular Muscle Mechanics Lab

- Subject of Study: Cell Biology and Biophysics of Muscle Proteins
- Lectures, Seminars in Human Physiology
Apr 2001 – Oct 2001 Mayo Clinic Rochester, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics
Visiting Professor
- Research Group of Prof. J. M. Fernandez
- Atomic Force Microscopy of Engineered Elastic Proteins
Oct 1994 – Sept 1999 University of Heidelberg, Germany, Institute of Physiology II
Assistant Professor of Physiology
- Group Leader, Mechanics of Elastic Filaments in Muscle
- Seminars, Practical Classes in Human Physiology
Oct 1991 – Sep 1994 University of Washington, Seattle, Center for Bioengineering
Postdoctoral Fellow
- Research Group of Prof. G. H. Pollack
- Cardiac Myofibrillar Mechanics
     1998      University of Heidelberg, Germany
D.Sc. ("Habilitation"), Physiology
1991 Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Ph.D., Animal Physiology
1988 Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Ph. D. student (Institute of Physiology, Institute of Zoology)
Awards and Honors
Since 2016 Elected Member (Academician) of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Germany
Since 2016 Elected Fellow of the International Society for Heart Research (FISHR)
         Since 2015          Principal Investigator, German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Göttingen site
            2013          Franz Maximilian Groedel Research Price of the German Society of Cardiology
Since 2013 Fellow of the American Heart Association-BCVS council (FAHA)
2011-2015 Joint Research Grant from the European Union, FP7 program, MEDIA ("Metabolic Road to Diastolic Heart Failure")
Since 2010 Invited Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
1999 - 2003 Heisenberg Fellowship (career development award) of the German Research Foundation
Since 1996 Continuous research funding by the German Research Foundation; (multiple research grants)