Team member CV

Bernardo S Franklin, PhD

Principle Investigator

Bernardo Franklin Lab

Bio Summary

Graduated in Biology, Bernardo Franklin has Master and Doctorate degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the René Rachou Institute/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil, with part of the PhD spent at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, US. Bernardo is currently an Assistant Professor of Immunology and leads the AG Franklin lab at the Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany, and a Visiting Professor at the Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) at the Medical Faculty of Ribeirão Preto, at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Curriculum vitae

Academic appointments

2018 - date

W2 Professor of Immunology, Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany

Visiting Professor, Center for Research in Inflammatory Disease (CRID), Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo                  

2016 - 2018

ERC Group Leader, Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany

2014 - 2016

BONFOR - Junior Research Group Leader, Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany

2011 - 2014

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany

2010 - 2011

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Malaria Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/René, Rachou Institute / Ministry of Health, Brazil

2008 - 2009

Visiting Scientist, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Education

2008 - 2009

Doctorate (Dr. rer nat) in Life Sciences - Cellular and Molecular Biology, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/René, Rachou Institute / Ministry of Heath, Brazil.

Thesis topic: "The role of Toll-like Receptors in Malaria".

Supervisor: Dr. Ricardo T. Gazzinelli

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Douglas T Golenbock, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, US.

2003 - 2005

Master in Life Sciences - Cellular and Molecular Biology, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, René Rachou Institute / Ministry of Heath, Brazil

Thesis Topic: "Immune evasion mechanisms of Trypanosoma cruzi parasites to host IFNg-driven response."

Supervisor: Dr. Alvaro J Romanha

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Carla L Chaves.

1998 - 2002

Bachelors in Biology, Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Prizes & Fellowships

2019

Nomination by the University of Bonn to run for the Alfried Krupp Prize for Young Professors (University Professors < 38 years of age).

2018

BONFOR-Forschungspreis - BONFOR Funding Program - Group Leader Prize, 12 January, 2018

2016

ERC StG 2016 - European Research Council Starting Grant

2014

Keystone Symposia Travel Award - Keystone Symposia on Cell death Signalling in Cancer and the Immune System 2014

Bayer Young Investigator Award - 4th KardioWIND Meeting 2014

2011

Best Doctorate thesis in Brazil in the area of medicine 2010 - CAPES THESIS AWARD

Georg Foster Research Fellowship for Post-doctoral Researchers, Alexander von-Humboldt Stiftung, Bonn, Germany

2010

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Brazilian Research Council (CNPq), Malaria Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, René Rachou Institute / Ministry of Health, Brazi

14o Young Talent of Life Sciences - GE Healthcare and Brazilian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq).

Young Investigator Award (Winner of a PIXO Real Time PCR System), Helixis/Illumina

Travel Award for the ASTMH 59th Annual Meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

2008

Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Brazilian Research Council (CNPq), University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA