Prof Daniel Müller

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Head of D-BSSE, ETH Zurich

Prof Daniel Müller is Professor of Biophysics and current Head of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich. He did his PhD in Biophysics at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany and the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. His academic career included positions at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany and the University of Technology Dresden, Germany. In Dresden he co-established the Centers for Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and for Molecular Bioengineering (BCUBE). In 2010 Prof Müller joined the ETH Zurich and in 2014 together with Wolfgang Meier (University of Basel), launched and co-directs the Swiss National Competence Center of Research (NCCR) Molecular Systems Engineering. Prof Müller was part of the team co-creating the concept and acquiring funding for the BRCCH in 2018.

His research focuses on bionanotechnological tools to quantify the interactions and to control biological processes. Currently these tools allow to image cells and cellular components at (sub-)nanometer resolution, to quantify, localize and manipulate cellular interactions, and to control various cellular states.

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