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Wednesday, 15 December, 2010


Dr. Stefan Duhr joins CeNS as Extraordinary Member


Stefan Duhr studied Biochemistry at the University Witten/Herdecke, Germany with a specialization on Physical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In his Diploma thesis he was working on the mechanism of ribosomal protein biosynthesis. After receiving the Diploma Degree in 2004 he began his PhD studies at the Physics department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. In the Systems Biophysics group of Prof. Braun, he worked on the basic principles of Thermophoresis. He finished his PhD-work in June 2007 with summa cum laude. The results were the basis for patent applications that cover biomolecule analytics using thermophoresis induced by infrared laser heating. After 2007 Stefan Duhr and colleagues further evaluated possible applications of thermophoresis and finally founded the LMU spin-off company NanoTemper Technologies GmbH in May 2008. The company was awarded in the Munich Businessplan Competition and the nationwide CyberOne Award and was one of three finalists in the European Fast Start Award in 2009. Today, the company develops, produces and sells instruments based on the proprietary Microscale Thermophoresis (MST) technology. Stefan Duhr is CEO of NanoTemper Technologies.