Prof. Dr. Thomas Efferth

Main Research Fields

Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology of Anticancer Drugs: We analyze novel cytotoxic synthetic and natural compounds with improved tumor specificity and efficacy against otherwise drug-resistant tumors.

Prediction of therapy response of tumors and survival of patients to devise novel individualized therapy options with chemo- and radiotherapy.

Scientific Career

1980 - 1986 Study of Biology, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
1990 PhD Thesis at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
1997 Habilitation (Postdoctorate Thesis), Technical University Aachen, Germany
2005 Research group leader, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
2007 Associate Professor (apl.), University of Heidelberg, Germany
2009 Full Professor, Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Germany

Scholarships, Awards and Honors

1991 Ludolf Krehl-Award (1st place) of Southwest-German Society for Medicine
2006 Honorary professor at the Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
2006 Dr. Wilmar Schwabe Award conferred by the Society for Medical Plant Research in Helsinki, Finland, August 30th 2006
2008 Citizen Medal (B├╝rgerplakette) of the City of Heidelberg, Germany
2010 Visiting professor at the Zhejiang Medical University. Hangzhou, China
2011 Award of the Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research (CESAR) for translational research in the development of antitumoral agents