Petra Schwille#


Petra Schwille
Email:schwille 'at' biochem.mpg.de
Membership Number:4715
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:pschwille
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://www.biochem.mpg.de/en/rd/schwille


Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2012 Honorary Professor at LMU München (Faculty of Physics)
  • Since 2011 Scientific Member and Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • 2002 - 2012 Professor at BIOTEC Center, TU Dresden
  • 1999 - 2002 Junior Group leader, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
  • 1997 - 1999 Postdoc, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • 1996 - 1997 Postdoc, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Single molecule spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Membrane biophysics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Microsystems technology

Honours and Awards
  • 2001 Lecturer award by the German Chemical Industry Fund
  • 2003 Young Investigator Award for Biotechnology of the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation
  • 2004 Philip Morris Research Prize 2004
  • 2005 Max Planck Fellow of the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular cell biology and Genetics
  • 2010 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2010 Membership of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
  • 2011 Braunschweig Research Prize
  • 2012 Membership of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • 2013 Suffrage Science Award, MRC-CSC, London
  • 2013 Membership, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanties (BBAW)
  • 2013 Membership, EMBO
  • 2015 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society
  • 2017 Biophysical Society Fellow
  • 2008 - 2016 Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Leibniz Institute of Polymer research, Dresden (IPF)
  • 2008 - 2016 Panel Reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Since 2008 Board of trustees, Chemical Industry Fund (VCI)
  • 2009 - 2013 Editorial Board Member, New Journal of Physics
  • Since 2009 Editorial Board Member, European Biophysical Journal
  • Since 2010 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Structural Biology
  • 2010 - 2014 Board of Trustees, Welt der Physik (Online Portal of the German Physical Society)
  • Since 2011 Editorial Board Member, ChemPhysChem
  • Since 2011 Editorial Board Member, Angewandte Chemie
  • Since 2012 Editorial Board Member, Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (MAF)
  • Since 2012 Scienctific Advisory Board Member, MRC Clinical Science Center, London
  • Since 2012 Scientific Advisory Board, FMP Berlin
  • Since 2012 Board of Trustees, Heinrich Wieland Prize
  • Since 2013 Scienctific Board Member, IST Austria
  • Since 2017 Board of Trustees, German chemical industry association, Frankfurt/Main
  • Since 2017 Scientific Advisory Council, BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH
  • Since 2018 Board of Trustees, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

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