Welcome to Thomas Graf Lab –
in Barcelona


  • German national born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1951-1963
    Primary and secondary school in Caracas, Venezuela
  • June 1969
    Ph.D. at the University of Tübingen
  • 1969-1971
    Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute of Virology, Tübingen.
  • 1972-1973
    Postdoctoral Fellow (Fellowship from the “Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Research”) and Instructor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Duke University, Medical Center, Durham, N.C., U.S.A.
  • 1973-1978
    Group leader, Max Planck Institute of Virology, Tübingen.
  • 1978-1983
    Section Head and Professor, Institute of Virology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg.
  • 1983-1998
    Programme Coordinator and Senior Scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg.
  • 1998-2006
    Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461.
  • 2006-2015
    ICREA Research Professor and Programme Coordinator, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2015-present
    Senior Scientist, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain


  • 1983
    Wilhelm-Warner-Foundation Award, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1983
    Main Prize, German Society for Microbiology and Hygiene, Frankfurt
  • 1988
    Kind-Philipp-Foundation Leukemia Research Award, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1988
    Josef-Steiner-Foundation Prize, Bern, Switzerland
  • 1988
    Theodor Boveri Award, Würzburg, Germany
  • 1989
    Paul Ehrlich-Ludwig Darmstädter Prize, Frankfurt

Elected Memberships

  • 1985
    European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1997
    Academia Europaea
  • 2008-2014
    Board of Directors of the International Society of Stem Cell Research
  • 2009

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of General Virology (1977-1987)
    Cell (1984-1991)
    International Journal of Cancer (1985-2000)
    Leukemia Research (1986-1988)
    Oncogene Research (1987-1992)
    Leukemia (1988-1990)
    Progress in Growth Factor Research (1988-1992)
    Genes & Development (1988-1996)
    Journal of Cell Regulation (1989-1992)
    Cancer Cells (1989-1992)
    Molecular Biology of the Cell (1992-1994)
    BBA Reviews of Cancer (1990-1995)
    Genes to Cells (Founding editor, 1995-2004)
    Faculty 1000 (2002-2010)
    Cell Stem Cell (2007-present)
    Stem Cell Research (2009-present)
    Stem Cell Reports, Associate editor (2012-present)

Get in touch

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88
PRBB Building
08003 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 933160127
E-mail: Thomas.Graf at crg.eu

Visit me at: www.crg.eu