Stefan Jentsch, German biologist, Died at 61


Stefan Jentsch was born on May 29, 1955, in Berlin and died on October 29, 2016.

He was a German cell biologist.

He was a director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany.

Stefan Jentsch was known for his pioneer work in the field of protein modifications by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifiers.

Stefan studied biology at the Free University of Berlin, where he also obtained his Diplom in 1979.

Stefan then completed his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin in 1983.

Following his Ph.D., he joined the laboratory of Alexander Varshavsky at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

During 1988 he returned to Germany, becoming a junior group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society in Tübingen in 1988 and then professor at the Center of Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg in 1993. From 1998 until his death he was a director of the Department of Molecular Cell Biology, the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried.

He died in Munich.

Stefan Jentsch passed away at 61 years old.