Prof. Dr. Steven Dooley

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University Professor and Head of Section of Molecular Hepatology & Alcohol Associated Diseases – Department of Medicine II – Medical Faculty Mannheim

c-tip-hcc Coordinator

Role in LiSyM-Cancer

  • Coordinator and project leader in C-TIP-HCC
  • Cellular processes that occur in the liver in response to damage, e.g. from alcohol abuse or malnutrition, specifically in the role of TGFβ family members, their signaling pathway regulators and target genes.


  • Liver cell biology, liver diseases, clinical translation, and systems biology
  • Generating quantitative data with cutting edge technologies, e.g. laser-scanning microscopy, 2D/3D quantitative imaging, GeoMx imaging and spatial RNA-profiling, human and mouse liver cells, time-lapse data monitoring
  • Mouse reporter and disease models


  • PhD studies at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Saarland in Homburg
  • Graduated in Biology at the University at Kaiserslautern

Professional Experience

  • Since 2004, Full Professor at Heidelberg University
  • 1998, Group Leader and Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen
  • Postdoc research on Molecular Cancer Research at the Institute of Human Genetics University of Kaiserslautern

Honors and Awards (selection)

  • Gábor-Szász-Award of the Deutsche Vereinte Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriums-Medizin for outstanding scientific merits.