Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Department of Structural Biology
Prof. Dr. Werner Kühlbrandt, Managing Director

  • Diploma (Chemistry), Free University Berlin, Germany 1977
  • PhD (Molecular Biology), MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1981
  • Group Leader and Senior Scientist, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, (1987-1997)
  • Director, Department of Structural Biology, MPI of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main (since 1997)
  • Apl. Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt (since 1999)
  • Member of EMBO (1992) and German National Academy of Science, Leopoldina (2003)
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Department of Theoretical Biophysics<br />
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hummer, Director

  • Dr. rer. nat., Physics, University of Vienna, Austria, and Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, 1992
  • Postdoc, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, 1993-1996
  • Group leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, 1996-1999
  • Group leader, National Institutes of Health, USA, 1999-2013
  • Director, Department of Theoretical Biophysics, since 2013
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Dr. Martin Beck, Director

  • Studies in Biochemistry in Halle (Germany) and New York (USA), 1995-2002
  • Dr. rer. nat., Molecular Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 2006
  • Postdoc, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2006-2009
  • Group leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany, 2009-2020
  • Director, Department of Molecular Sociology, since 2020
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Department of Molecular Membrane Biology

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hartmut Michel, Director

  • Studies in Biochemistry in Tuebingen and Munich, Germany, 1969-1975
  • Ph D., Biochemistry, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 1977
  • Postdoc, University of Wuerzburg, 1977-1979
  • Research associate and group leader,
    Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 1979-1987
  • Habilitation, University of Munich, Germany, 1986
  • Director, Department of Molecular Membrane Biology,
    Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, since 1987
  • Adjunct Professor, Goethe University of Frankfurt,
    since 1989
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