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Physiologist , researcher

Helmut Anton Josef Acker, German physiologist, researcher. Achievements include research in respiration physiology, carotid physiology, molecular biology of oxygen dependent gene expression and ion channel conductivity, oxygen and ion sensitive microelectrods; research in three dimensional tissue culture of tumour cells and embryonic stem cells, acupuncture treatment of chronic pain patients, analysis of intracellular protein interaction by FRET.

Background

Acker, Helmut Anton Josef was born on February 22, 1939 in Dueren, Germany. Son of Wilhelm and Ursula Acker.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Freiburg, Germany, 1965. Habilitation, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, 1975.

Career

Leader of the laboratory for optical systemphysiology Max Planck Institute Molekulare Physiologie, Dortmund, Germany, since 1968. Secretary general International Society Arterial Chemoreception, 1987—1995. Retired, 2004; researcher Institute Physiology, University Duisberg-Essen, since 2004.

Member Ethical Review Board, Pulmotension Consortium, since 2005. Consultant acupuncture, since 2007. Nominee examiner First Medical Examiner, since 2008.

Visiting professor University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1981—1985, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1986, Ruhr University, Department Physiology, Bochum, Germany, 1986, University Chieti, Italy, 1989—1992. Consultant in physiology Medical Board Westphalen-Lippe, Germany, 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in respiration physiology, carotid physiology, molecular biology of oxygen dependent gene expression and ion channel conductivity, oxygen and ion sensitive microelectrods. Research in three dimensional tissue culture of tumour cells and embryonic stem cells, acupuncture treatment of chronic pain patients, analysis of intracellular protein interaction by FRET.

Membership

Founder Cellvis, Dortmund, Germany, 2001. Member of Deutscher Hocttschulverband, Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft, German Cancer Society, German Society Physiology, German Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, International Society for Arterial Chemoreception (secretary general 1989-1995).

Connections

Married Heidemarie Née Neumann, April 22, 1968. Children: Jan-Michael(deceased) children: Till-Steffen, Nick-Benjamin.

father:
Wilhelm Acker

mother:
Ursula Acker

spouse:
Heidemarie Née Neumann

children:
Nick-Benjamin Acker

Jan-Michael Acker (deceased) children: Till-Steffen