2022 - Research.com Best Scientist Award
2022 - Research.com Biology and Biochemistry in Germany Leader Award
2016 - Robert Koch Gold Medal
1999 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Genetics/Molecular Biology and Cell Biology
1997 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences
1996 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1989 - Member of Academia Europaea
Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
Kai Simons mainly focuses on Cell biology, Lipid raft, Biochemistry, Membrane protein and Membrane lipids. The study incorporates disciplines such as Endocytosis, Cell membrane and Biological membrane in addition to Cell biology. His Lipid raft research includes elements of Liquid ordered phase, Fluid mosaic model and Transmembrane protein.
In Fluid mosaic model, Kai Simons works on issues like Plasma membrane organization, which are connected to Signal transducing adaptor protein. The concepts of his Biochemistry study are interwoven with issues in Alzheimer's disease and Amyloid precursor protein. His research integrates issues of Apical membrane, Epithelial polarity and Membrane contact site in his study of Membrane lipids.
His primary areas of investigation include Cell biology, Biochemistry, Membrane protein, Golgi apparatus and Membrane. He has researched Cell biology in several fields, including Apical membrane, Cell membrane and Cell polarity. His Cell membrane research incorporates themes from Molecular biology and Caveolae.
As a part of the same scientific family, Kai Simons mostly works in the field of Membrane protein, focusing on Glycoprotein and, on occasion, Cell culture. His research in Golgi apparatus intersects with topics in Vesicle, Vesicular transport protein and Basolateral plasma membrane. His Lipid raft research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Biological membrane and Membrane lipids.
Kai Simons focuses on Cell biology, Lipidome, Membrane, Lipidomics and Internal medicine. His Cell biology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Receptor, Membrane protein and Membrane lipids. His Membrane protein research includes themes of Epithelial polarity and Cell polarity.
His work deals with themes such as Sphingolipid and Biophysics, which intersect with Membrane. In the subject of general Lipidomics, his work in Shotgun lipidomics is often linked to Flexibility, thereby combining diverse domains of study. His Lipid raft study incorporates themes from Cytosol, Secretory pathway and Protein targeting.
His primary areas of study are Cell biology, Membrane, Membrane lipids, Cell membrane and Lipid bilayer. His Cell biology study deals with Membrane protein intersecting with Cell polarity. His Membrane study results in a more complete grasp of Biochemistry.
His research integrates issues of Apical membrane and Sphingomyelin in his study of Membrane lipids. His Lipid bilayer research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Bilayer and Biological membrane. His work focuses on many connections between Transport protein and other disciplines, such as Golgi apparatus, that overlap with his field of interest in Plasma membrane organization.
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Functional rafts in cell membranes
Kai Simons;Elina Ikonen.
Lipid rafts and signal transduction
Kai Simons;Kai Simons;Derek Toomre.
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology (2000)
Lipid Rafts As a Membrane-Organizing Principle
Daniel Lingwood;Kai Simons.
Solubilization of membranes by detergents
Ari Helenius;Kai Simons.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1975)
Model systems, lipid rafts, and cell membranes.
Kai Simons;Winchil L.C. Vaz.
Annual Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure (2004)
Lipid sorting in epithelial cells.
K. Simons;G. van Meer.
The multiple faces of caveolae
Robert G. Parton;Kai Simons.
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology (2007)
The small GTPase rab5 functions as a regulatory factor in the early endocytic pathway.
Cecilia Bucci;Robert G. Parton;Ian H. Mather;Henk Stunnenberg.
Cholesterol depletion inhibits the generation of beta-amyloid in hippocampal neurons.
Mikael Simons;Patrick Keller;Bart De Strooper;Konrad Beyreuther.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1998)
How Cells Handle Cholesterol
Kai Simons;Elina Ikonen.
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