Prof. Achim Kramer heads the Division of Chronobiology at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He received his PhD in biochemistry from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, followed by postdoctoral stays in Berlin, Rome, and at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. His main research interests include understanding the molecular basis of circadian clockwork in mammals and its influence on physiological and behavioral processes. The Kramer lab uses biochemical, genetic, molecular, and cell biological methods to investigate the regulation of intra- and intercellular processes that generate high-amplitude circadian oscillations. A second major goal of the laboratory is to use the findings of chronobiology for the benefit of patients, thereby advancing the emerging field of "Circadian Medicine."
Positions and Affiliations
- Director of Chronobiology Division, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany