Profressor Stefan Raunser
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany
Stefan Raunser’s work focuses on membrane homeostasis in eukaryotic cells, the molecular details of muscle contraction and the mechanism of action of bacterial toxin complexes.
He studied chemistry and biology at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. He prepared his PhD thesis in the group of Werner Kühlbrandt at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt/Main and received his PhD in biochemistry at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt in 2004.
From 2005 to 2008 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Thomas Walz at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA and from 2008 to 2013 he was the Emmy Noether group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund. From January to June 2014 he was Einstein-Professor for Membrane Biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin.
Since July 2014 he is a director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund and a Scientific Member at the Max Planck Society.
In March 2015 he became honorary Professor at the Faculty of Biology at the University Duisburg Essen and since May 2015 he is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology at the TU Dortmund University.