Professor Harald Janovjak received his undergraduate degree (in 2002) and doctorate degree (in 2005) in biology/biophysics from the Biocenter of the University of Basel and the University of Technology Dresden. After post-doctoral research at the University of California Berkeley as an EMBL Long-Term Fellow and at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Harald joined the Institute of Science and Technology Austria near Vienna as an Assistant Professor in 2011. In 2018, Harald relocated to Australia as an EMBL Australia group leader and Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Monash University. Since 2022, Harald is a Matthew Flinders Professor in Molecular Medical Bioengineering at Flinders University and the head of the Synthetic Physiology Laboratory.
In the course of his independent research career, Harald supervised more than 10 HDR students, published over 60 peer reviewed articles (as a senior author in JACS, EMBO Journal, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemie), and attracted $7,100,000 competitive grant funding ($6,000,000 as the lead investigator). Harald is the founding chair of Optogenetics Australia (2018-2022) and an ARC Future Fellow (2022-2025).
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2010-2011 - Post-doctoral researcher, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
2006-2010 - Post-doctoral researcher, University of California Berkeley, USA
2002-2005 - Doctorate, University of Technology Dresden, Germany
1998-2002 - MS, University of Basel, Switzerland
2022 - Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor
2020 - Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council
2018 - Future Research Leader, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Macquarie Group Foundation
2018 - Chair, Optogenetics Australia Research Network
2012-2013 - Chair, Executive Committee, Hansgeorg Schindler Young Investigator Award
2011 - Career Integration Grant, European Union Framework Programme
2011 - Young Investigator Grant, Human Frontier Science Program
2007 - Long-term Fellow of the European Molecular Biology Organization
2007 - Post-doctoral Fellowship, German Research Foundation
2007 - Young Investigator Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation
PROMOS Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service - FEB 2020
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Best Graduate Student Research Award - DEC 2021
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia Top-Up Scholarship - MAY 2020
EMBL Australia Travel Award - DEC 2018
Best Oral Presentation Award, BPS&MPGPCR Meeting - DEC 2018
Oral presentation, Gordon Research Seminar "Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development & Disease" - MAR 2018
Travel Award, Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), Young Scientist Forum - AUG 2017
in the past five years as of - JAN 2022
Two fully-funded PhD scholarship positions are currently available in the Janovjak group.
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