Friday, 17 May, 2013
Prof. Petra Schwille joins CeNS as Ordinary Member
Petra Schwille studied physics and philosophy in Stuttgart and Göttingen, and graduated 1993 with Diploma in physics at the Georg August University, Göttingen. She obtained her Ph.D. in 1996 from the TU Braunschweig, with a thesis on fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, performed at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen. After a postdoctoral stay at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, she returned to the MPI Göttingen as a research group leader, financed by the BMBF Biofuture grant, in 1999. In 2002, she accepted a chair of biophysics at the newly established BIOTEC center of the TU Dresden. Since 2012, she is scientific director of the department Cellular and Molecular Biophysics at the MPI of Biochemistry, Martinsried. Her scientific interests range from single molecule biophysics to the synthetic biology of reconstituted systems.