Prof Daniel Müller
Head of D-BSSE, ETH Zurich
Prof Daniel Müller is Professor of Biophysics and the current Head of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich. He did his PhD in biophysics at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany and at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. His academic career has included positions at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and the University of Technology in Dresden, Germany, where he also co-established the research centres for Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and Molecular Bioengineering (BCUBE). In 2010, Prof Müller joined ETH Zurich, and in 2014, together with Wolfgang Meier (University of Basel), he launched and became the co-director of the Swiss National Competence Center of Research (NCCR) of Molecular Systems Engineering. Prof Müller was part of the team that co-created the concept and acquired funding for the BRCCH in 2018.
His research focuses on bionanotechnological tools for quantifying interactions and controlling biological processes. Currently, these tools allow the imaging of cells and cellular components at (sub-)nanometer resolution, the quantification, localization and manipulation of cellular interactions and the control of various cellular states.