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Prof. Dr. Alex Weber:

Scholarships, awards, qualifications

Member of the German Society of Immunology (DGfI)



Stipends and Awards



Equal opportunities prize of the Medical Faculty Tübingen 


Paul Ehrlich-Ludwig Darmstädter Junior Scientist Prize, Short-listed candidate and participant of final selection symposium (09/2014).


University of Tübingen Innovation Award Competition “Pimp up your research” 2nd prize.

2007 – 2013

DFG Emmy Noether Program


UK Representative “Bioregio meets Bioropa” Symposium, Heidelberg


St. John’s College/Lady Margaret Boat Club “Blades” rowing award Michaelmas Term 1999-2000

1997 - 1999

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes scholar

1997 - 1999

Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V. scholar





Teaching and involvement in academic bodies

Since 2019

Deputy member Medical Faculty Council, iFIT Excellence Cluster board

Since 2015

Organizer “Novel concepts in innate immunity” conference series (2015, 2017, 2019)

Since 2014

Member of PLoS One Editorial Board

Since 2014

Member of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI)

Since 2013

Executive committee member of the Integrated Graduate College of DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 685 “Immunotherapy”

Since 2014

Coordinator ‘Master Biochemistry’ degree course module “Immunology”

Since 2012

Coordinator ‘PhD Experimental Medicine’ degree course modules „Immunology“ and „Good scientific practice“

Since 2012

Member of the German Society of Immunology (DGfI)

Since 2011

Teaching Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine students at Tübingen University. Courses include: “Introduction to Innate Immunity” (lecture); “Protein-protein interactions” (lecture); “Pattern recognition receptors and Pattern-recognition-related diseases” (lectures); “Immunological Methods” (practical); “Introduction to Innate Immunity” (seminar); “Principles of Innate and Adaptive Immunity” (seminar); “Problem-oriented learning for Medical Students” (seminar); Journal Club “Pattern recognition receptors”

2010 - 2011

Ombudsman for PhD students within the DKFZ International PhD Program

2007 - 2011

> 200 hours teaching Biology and Medical students at Heidelberg University. Course include: “Microbiology for Biologists” (practical+seminar); “New therapeutics”, “Cancer Research” (lecture series); “Scientific presentation” (seminar); “Planning of scientific work” (seminar); “Biochemistry for Medics” (practical+seminar); “Immunology” (Problem-oriented learning module); Journal Club “Infection and Cancer”; Ombudsperson for PhD students at DKFZ; PhD examiner for “Biochemistry”

Since 2005

Reviewer for PNAS, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Immunology, PLoS One, Structure, Journal of Experimental Medicine, RNA Biology, as well as funding bodies like the Wellcome Trust, UK, and the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK

2000 - 2001

St. John’s College Graduate Society social secretary

1997 - 1999

Biochemistry student association, University Tübingen