Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser

Stefan Raunser

Direktor, Strukturbiochemie


Vollständige Vita   


2001 – 2004
PhD in Biochemistry, University of Frankfurt, Germany, Supervisor: Dr. Werner Kühlbrandt,
Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

1995 – 2000
Diploma degree (equivalent to M.Sc.) in Biology, University of Mainz, Germany
First German State Examination in Chemistry and Biology, University of Mainz, Germany 
Supervisor of diploma thesis: Dr. H. Paulsen, University of Mainz, Germany

Abitur with specialization in Biology, Chemistry and English

Current Positions

2015 – now
Honorary Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2015 – now
Adjunct Professor, Technical University Dortmund, Germany

2014 – now
Director, Department of Structural Biochemistry,
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Previous Positions

Full Professor, Department of Chemistry/Biology/Pharmacy,
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2008 – 2013
Independent Group Leader, Department of Physical Biochemistry,
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany, 2003-06 Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund (Germany)

2005 –2008
Postdoctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Dr. T. Walz,
HHMI, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Fellowships and Awards

Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts

ERC Synergy Grant (together with D. Görlich, F. Schnorrer, M. Gautel)


German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Member

EMBO Member

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Lecture Eötvös Loránd – University Budapest

Randall Lecture – King’s College London University

ERC Consolidator Grant

Einstein-Professorship of the Einstein Foundation Berlin

2011 – 2014
Member of the “Junges Kolleg” (Academy of Sciences and Arts of North Rhine-Westphalia)

2009 – 2011
Member of the Global Young Faculty; Speaker of the Health group

2008 – 2013
Emmy-Noether Fellowship German Research Foundation (DFG)

2007 – 2008
Fellow of the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”

2005 – 2006
Fellow of Harvard Medical School

2001 – 2004
Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation

Fellow of the Johannes-Gutenberg University Foundation

1998 – 1999
Erasmus Fellow of the European Union

Winner of the “Jugend forscht” competition in Palatinate

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