Curriculum Vitae

Name: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Heymut Omran
Date of birth: 1967, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Nationality: German
Position: Professor and Chief Medical Director of the Department of General Pediatrics at the University Hospital Muenster, Germany; Board certified for Pediatrics and board certified sub-specialization for Pediatric Neurology
Qualifications and training  
1986 university-entrance diploma "Adalbert-Stifter-Gymnasium", Castrop-Rauxel; Germany
1986-1987 Civilian service "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz"
1987-1994 University studies: human medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
Scholarships and medical training abroad  
since 1988 Member of the German Scholarship Foundation (scholar of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
1990-1991 Medical training at the University of Manchester, England, UK
1993-1994 Scholarship of the state of Baden-Württemberg for the University of Massachusetts, USA
1994-1996 Medical training at the University Children's Hospital Freiburg, Germany
1996-2001 Research fellow at the the University Children's Hospital Freiburg, Germany
Feb. 2001 Medical specialist in pediatrics and adolescent medicine
Jan. 2002 Senior physician at the Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Freiburg, Germany
Dec. 2002 Faculty member (Venia legendi, Habilitation), University of Freiburg, Germany; Thesis title: “Adolescent Nephronophthisis with and without Leber´s congenital amaurosis”
Dec. 2004 Assistant Medical Director of the Department of Pediatric Neurolgy and Muscle disorders, University Children’s Hospital, Germany
May 2006 Professor of Pediatrics, University of Freiburg, Germany
2007 Appointment as Adjunct Professor for the Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, USA
2010 Appointment as Chief Medical Director of the Department of General Pediatrics, University Hospital Muenster, Germany
Clinical education  
2006 Pediatric Neurology
2008 Children's Endocrinology and Diabetology
2009 Children´s Pneumology
Memberships in scientific organisations  
  American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG)
  German Society of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ)
  German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN)
  European Kidney Research Association (EKRA)
  International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)
  German Society for Neuro-Paediatrics (GNP) (GNP)
  German Society for Paediatric Nephrology (GPN)
1999 Else Kröner Fresenius Award
2001 Award of the European Renal Association for "Mapping of the human adolescent nephronophthisis gene locus and demonstration of synteny to the pcy mouse model"
2002 Friedrich-Linneweh-Award
  Young Investigator Award of European Society of Human Genetics for "Mutations in DNAH5 cause primary ciliary dyskinesia and randomization of left-right asymmetry"
2004 Frank Majewski Award
2006 Manes Kartagener Award
2007 Johannes Wenner Award
2015 Eva Luise Köhler Award
2016 C4R (Care for Rare) Science Award
Referee Activities  
  Selected Scientific Journals: Nature Genetics; Nature; Science; Nature Medicine; Nature Cell Biology; Neuron; American Journal of Human Genetics; Annals of Neurology; American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Journal of Cell Biology; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
  Scientific Organizations: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany); INSERM (France), Telethon (Italy), Uitzicht (Netherlands), Wellcome Trust (UK)
  Specialist advisor of the Human Genome Nomenclature Committee (HGNC)