Prof. Dr.

Albert Jeltsch

Head of Biochemistry Department, acting Institute Director
Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry


+49 711 685 64390
+49 711 685 64392

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Allmandring 31
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 01.164

Office Hours

Monday 13:00-14:00


Biochemistry and Molecular Epigenetics

The group of Prof. Jeltsch is leading in the biochemical study of the function of DNA methyltransferases. They have long standing expertise in the field of rational and evolutionary protein design of DNA interacting enzymes and in the design of chimeric methylation enzymes for gene regulation in eukaryotic cells. In addition, they study the specificity and activity of histone methyltransferases and methyl lysine reading domains and provided seminal discoveries in both fields.

" All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered - the point is to discover them." (Galileo Galilei)

Prof. Jeltsch has published more than 250 scientific papers many of them in international leading journals. His work so far received more than 18000 citations and he has an H-index of 69.


Selected Publications of Prof. Jeltsch

Publication list can citation index at Google-Scholar

Publication list at PubMed

Co-author of the book “ Biochemical Methods” (2002)

Co-Editor of the book “DNA Methyltransferases - Role and Function” (2017)

Co-Editor of the book “ Epigenome Editing - Methods and Protocols” (2018)

Personal Data
born August 6, 1966 in Kassel (Germany), married, 3 children
Education and Career
1986-1991: Study of Biochemistry (University of Hannover)
29.11.1991: Diplom in Biochemistry at the Fachbereich Chemie of the University of Hannover
1992-1994: Dissertation at the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry of the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
1994 - 1998:  Postdoctoral position at the Institute for Biochemistry, Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany
1998-2003: Assistant Professor at the Institute for Biochemistry, Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany
28.05.1999:  Habilitation in "Biochemistry" and "Biophysical Chemistry" at the Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen
2003:  Assistant Professor at the Institute for Biochemistry, Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany
2003-2006: Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the International University Bremen
2006-2011: Full Professor of Biochemistry at Jacobs University Bremen (formerly: International University Bremen)
Since 2011: Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Stuttgart

Scholarships and Honours
1988-1991: Scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
1992-1994: Scholar of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
1997: Research Award of the Justus-Liebig-Universität
1999: Gerhard-Hess Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
2001: BioFuture award of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

Membership in Editorial Boards of journals

Editor of books and journal issues

Conference organizer

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