Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille

Director of the Department
Cellular and Molecular Biophysics

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried

Email: schwille[a]
Phone: +49 (89) 8578 2900

Since 2012 Honorary Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Physics Faculty)
Since 2011 Director at the Max-Planck-Institut of Biochemistry, Martinsried
2002 - 2012 Full Professor of Biophysics, BIOTEC, University of Technology, Dresden
1999 - 2002 Group Leader at MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
1997 - 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
1996 - 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow at MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
1996 PhD, Braunschweig University of Technology
1993 - 1996 Doctoral thesis, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
Supervisor: Prof. Manfred Eigen
1987 - 1993 Study of Physics and Philosophy, Universities of Stuttgart and Göttingen
1978 - 1987 Higher Education at the Hölderlin-Gymnasium, Lauffen am Neckar
1968 born January 25th in Sindelfingen/Germany

Honors and Fellowships

2018 Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
2018 Membership Academia Europaea
2017 Biophysical Society Fellow
2015 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society
2013 Membership, EMBO
2013 Membership Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences & Humanties (BBAW)
2013 Suffrage Science Award, MRC-CSC, London
2012 Membership of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2011 Braunschweig Research Prize
2010 Membership of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
2010 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2005 Max-Planck-Fellow of the MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
2004 Philip Morris Research Prize
2003 Young Investigator Award for Biotechnology of the Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Foundation
2001 Lecturer award by the German Chemical Industry Fund
1998 "Biofuture" (funding of a young investigator group), German Ministry of Education and Science, Berlin, Germany
1997 - 1999 Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for Postdoctoral Research at Cornell-University, USA
1994 - 1996 DAAD-Fellowship for Graduate Student Research at the Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden
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