Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Petra Schwille, PhD

Prof. Petra Schwille, PhD

Director
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Director of the Department Cellular and Molecular Biophysics

Since 2012
Honorary Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Physics Faculty), Munich, Germany

Since 2011
Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

2002 - 2012
Full Professor of Biophysics
BIOTEC, University of Technology, Dresden, Germany

1999 - 2002
Group Leader
Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

1997 - 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
1996 - 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
1996
PhD
Braunschweig University of Technology
1993 - 1996
Doctoral Thesis
Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany; Supervisor: Prof. Manfred Eigen
1987 - 1993
Study of Physics and Philosophy
Universities of Stuttgart and Göttingen, Germany
1978 - 1987
Higher Education
Hölderlin-Gymnasium, Lauffen am Neckar, Germany
1968
born January 25th
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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