Cellular and Molecular Biophysics

Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry

The group of Petra Schwille at MPI-B has a strong methodological focus on the development of biophysical assays that allow to quantitatively investigate biomolecular dynamics with single molecule precision. In order to do this, the systems under investigation have to be well defined, for which reason the group has developed bottom-up strategies to reconstitute minimal biological systems, particularly involving membranes, in a synthetic biology approach. Their actual focus is the reconstitution of fundamental cellular phenomena, towards a biophysical understanding from first principles.

Current Members:

Name
Phone
Fax
Room
Kerstin Andersson
Lab Technician
  • +49 89 8578 2322
Dr. Tobias Härtel
Postdoc
  • +49 89 8578 2322
Dr. Michael Heymann
Postdoc
  • +49 89 8578 2360
Haiyang Jia
Postdoc
Dr. Lei Kai
Postdoc
  • +49 89 8578 2319
Silke Leuze-Bütün
Personal Assistant
  • +49 89 8578 2901
Thomas Litschel
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2360
Dr. Katharina Nakel
Lab Technician
  • +49 89 8578 2325
Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille
Chief Co-Coordinator
  • +49 89 8578 2900

Former Members

Name
Phone
Fax
Room
Dr. Laura Burbaum
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2372
Dr. Hiro Eto
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2378
Dr. Kristina Ganzinger
Postdoc
  • +49 89 8578 2367
Dr. Daniela Garcia
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2372
Dr. Leon Harrington
Postdoc
  • +49 89 8578 2314
Dr. Simon Kretschmer
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2367
Dr. Gosia Poczopko
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2969
Dr. Beatrice Ramm
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2365
Dr. Sonal Sonal
PhD Student
  • +49 89 8578 2378
Dr. Sven Vogel
Team Leader
  • +49 89 8578 2989
Covance
Dr. Katja Zieske
Postdoc
University of San Francisco
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