Veit Hornung - Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Date of Birth:

15 April 1976
Place of Birth: Munich
Address: Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Feodor-Lynen-Straße 25
81377 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49.(0)89.2180.71109
Fax: +49.(0)89.2180.71111
Scientific Vita
Since 2015 Chair of Immunobiochemistry (W3), Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
2014 - 2015
Director (W3), Institute of Molecular Medicine,
University Hospital, University of Bonn, Germany
2008 – 2013 Professor of Clinical Biochemistry (W2), Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital, University of Bonn, Germany
2006 – 2008
Postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratories of
Prof. Dr. Eicke Latz and Prof. Dr. Kate Fitzgerald in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester, USA
2005 – 2006
Group leader "Therapeutic Oligonucleotides" in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, LMU, Munich, Germany
2003 – 2006
Research fellow / Postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University, Hospital Munich, LMU, Munich, Germany
1996 – 2003
Study of Medicine at the University of Munich, LMU, including rotations at Harvard University (Boston, USA) and University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Coordinating Functions
Scientific coordinator of the life science college Immunology & Infectiology of the German National Academic Foundation („Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“)
Awards and Honors
2016 Elected Leopoldina Member
2015 ERC Consolidator Grant
2015 Elected EMBO Member
Designated as a Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Immunology by Thomson Reuters
Pettenkofer Prize of the Pettenkofer Foundation
Paul-Martini-Prize of the Paul-Martini-Foundation
Award for Basic Medical Research of the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation
Graduate-Scholarship of the Novartis-Foundation for the Therapeutical Research
Study Scholarship of the Munich-Harvard-Alliance


Fields of Interest
  • Innate Immunity with a special focus on nucleic acid sensing and the inflammasome pathway.
  • Development and application of designer nucleases to generate knockout cells. 
Currently funded projects
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