Matias Hernandez

Matias Hernandez

Research Group Leader, Structural Biochemistry

Membrane fusion between cells



2007– 2011
PhD in Biology, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany
Supervisor: Reinhard Jahn. Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

2007– 2005
Honours Thesis and MSc in Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia
Supervisor: Robert Gilbert

2002 – 2004
BSc in Molecular Biotechnology and Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia

Current Position

2016– now
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Previous Positions

2013 – 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Supervisor: Petra Schwille

2011 – 2013
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
Supervisor: Reinhard Jahn

Fellowships and Awards

2014 – 2015
Postdoctoral fellowship of the Peter und Traudl-Engelhorn Foundation

Biochemical Journal Award awarded at Cell-Cell Fusion EMBO workshop, Israel

Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

2007 – 2011
PhD fellowship, National Commission for Technological and Scientific Research of Chile

Australian Postgraduate Award (for MSc)

Bruce Veness Chandler Scholarship in Chemistry

University Medal (highest accolade at an Australian university)

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