Title: Professor of Biology
Work: University of Luxembourg
Rudi Balling studied Food Science from 1974 to 1980 at the University of Bonn, Germany and at the Washington State University in Pullman, USA. Afterwards Rudi Balling received his PhD (Dr. troph.) for his studies on embryotoxicology at the RWTH Aachen and at the NIEHS (NIH). In 1991 Rudi Balling took his Habilitation and was appointed leader of a team in the Department of Prof. Dr. Davor Solter at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany. From 1993 until 2000 he was Director of the Institute for Mammalian Genetics at the GSF-Research Centre for Health and the Environment (renamed Helmholtz Zentrum München). In 1994 he accepted an extraordinary professorship at the RWTH Aachen, followed in 1998 by the Chair of Developmental Genetics at the Technical University of Munich.
From 2001 to 2009 Balling was Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), previously called Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung (GBF), in Braunschweig, Germany and an honorary professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Under his leadership the center shifted its focus to infection research that pursued previously of biotechnology. In September 2009 Rudi Balling became Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB). He joins the multilingual research university in Luxembourg since then.
Systems Biomedicine, Pathophysiology of Parkinson, Bioinformatics, Metabolomics, Systems Biology, Comparative genomics, Gene regulation
Relevant recent patents:
Hiller K et al. (2013) Method to predict the presence of itaconic acid, IRG1 and or protein IRG1 in a subject and pharmaceutical composition for performing gene therapy, WO Patent 2,013,014,692.