|Name Carsten Carlberg|
|Born December 13, 1963
Hamburg, Germany (1963-12-13) |
Institutions University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
Known for Research in nuclear hormone signaling & vitamin D
Alma mater Free University of Berlin
Doctoral advisor Burghardt Wittig
Carsten Carlberg (born 1963) is a German biochemist. He is professor of biochemistry at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, Finland.
Carlberg was born in Hamburg, Germany. He attended school at Bremen, Germany graduating 1981 with Abitur at the Gymnasium an der Bördestrasse . From 1982 to 1987 he studied Physics and Biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, finishing with diploma in biochemistry. Thereafter he worked in the team of Prof. Burghardt Wittig and in 1989 received his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) for his studies on the interaction of polymerases with DNA secondary structures at the Free University of Berlin.
1989 to 1992 Carlberg was post-doctoral fellow in the team of Dr. Willi Hunziker at the Central Research Units of Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel, Switzerland, and started his work on the gene regulation of vitamin D. 1992-1997 he moved to the Dermatology Department of Prof. Jean-Hilaire Saurat at the University of Geneva, where he continued his work on gene regulation by nuclear receptors. 1997 Carlberg received his Habilitation at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and was research group leader in the Department of Physiological Chemistry of Prof. Helmut Sies.
In 2000 Carlberg was appointed full professor of biochemistry  at the University of Kuopio, which since 2010 fused with the University of Joensuu to the University of Eastern Finland. From 2006-2011 he took a second affiliation at the University of Luxembourg, in order to create there the Master program in Integrated Systems Biology. From 2008-2013 he was one of 4 PIs of the Finnish Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes Research .
Work and publications
The research of Carsten Carlberg is directed to nuclear hormone signaling with special focus on vitamin D.
Over 200 of his publications  are listed in the Science Citation Index. These have been cited more than 8700 times according to ResearcherID. Carsten Carlberg's h-index is 53. So far he supervised 13 post-doctoral fellows, 17 doctoral students (16 PhD, 1 MD) and 29 MSc students.
Honors and prizes
• 1987: Thesis grant of the „Fonds der Chemischen Industrie“
• 1989: Post-doctoral fellowship grant of the „Fonds der Chemischen Industrie“
• 2000: Habilitation prize of the Medical Faculty of the University of Düsseldorf
• 2006-2009: Coordinator of the EU-funded Marie Curie Research Training Network „NucSys“
• 2008-2011: Study director of the MSc program in Integrated Systems Biology (MISB)
• 2009-2011: European lead of the EU-US Atlantis program-funded MSc program „CanSys“