Prof. Dr. Ania Muntau, she is Professor of Molecular Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine of Munich University, Munich, Germany since 2006 and she was appointed Chair of Pediatrics and Director of the Children’s Hospital at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, in 2014.
She was awarded her MD degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich, Germany in 1992, where she also received her postgraduate training in Pediatrics until 1997 and became board-certified in 2000. From 1997-2004, she did her subspecialty training in Biochemical Genetics and Molecular Biology. In 1999, she started to work as at the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital in Munich, Germany, where she headed the Departments of Molecular Pediatrics and Inborn Errors of Metabolism from 2004 to 2014.
Prof. Muntau’s studies first focused on the identification of genes causing severe inborn errors of metabolism and on the understanding of the function of related proteins. Her research group currently works on the elucidation of the molecular basis of different genetic protein misfolding diseases and on the development of therapeutic strategies for patients suffering from these severely disabling diseases.
In 2015, she was elected into the German National Academy of Science (Leopoldina).
Prof. Muntau has (co-)authored almost 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to 15 books or book chapters.