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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Heiner Niemann

Current position

Director and Professor; Head of Institute, Group leader

Academic education and scientific degrees

 

1994

APL-Professor for Reproductive Biology

1991

Promotion to Director and Professor at the Institut für Tierzucht (FAL)

1990

Promotion to Scientific Director at the Institut für Tierzucht (FAL)

1989

Habilitation (“Biotechnological studies on preimplantation embryos from cattle and swine”) and venia legendi in Reproductive Biology and member of faculty at Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany

1987

Habilitation at Veterinary University Hannover, Germany

1980

Dr. med. Vet.

1979 - 1980

Doctoral fellow at the Institut für Tierzucht und Tierverhalten (FAL), Mariensee

1978

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover

1973 - 1978

Study of Veterinary Sciences, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany, including one semester at the Ecole National Veterinaire at Toulouse, France

 

 

Academic and research positions

 

Since 2008

Head of Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, FLI, Mariensee, Germany

2004 - 2007

Adjunct Professor Monash University Melbourne, Australia

Since 1987

Head of Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Farm Animal Genetics (FLI) (previous Institut of Animal Breeding and Husbandry (FAL) of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI)), Mariensee, Germany

1985 – 1986

Visiting Professor at the Veterinary College Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

1987

Arpac International, Masterton, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

Additional information

 

Memberships

International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS)
Society for the Study of Fertility (SSF, UK)
Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR, USA)
Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaft (GfT)
Standing committee International Conference on Pig Reproduction (ICPR).

 

Awards

Biotechnology award of the H.W. Schaumann Foundation, 1987,
Federation Fellowship of Australian Research Council (ARC) (Australia`s most prestigeous research award), 2007,
Election to the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, 2008,
Martin-Lerche research award of DVG (German Veterinary Society), 2012

 

 

Reviewer for

Numerous journals (>45), domestic and foreign research funding organizations, member of international evaluation committees, academic committees around the world

 

 

Patents

PCT AU 2004/01408, Isolation of stem cell-like cells and use thereof (together with W. Kues)

 

 

Lecturer in

Animal Biotechnology
Reproductive Biology in farm animals
Stem Cell Biology
Large Animal Models
Xenotransplantation.

 

 

Editorial Board memberships

Theriogenology
Molecular Reproduction and Development (MRD)
Cellular Reprogramming (formerly: Cloning and Stem Cells)
Reproduction
PLOs One, J. Animal Science and Biotechnology

Cluster of excellence

Since 2007 PI and member of Steering Committee of Cluster of Excellence at Medical University Hannover (MHH), REBIRTH; From Regenerative Biology to Reconstructive Therapy