Chemical Biology

Max Planck Fellow

We focus on the structural analysis of biomolecules and on photo-activatable substances.

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Michael Famulok

Prof. Dr. Michael Famulok

Scientific career

since 2012 Max Planck Fellow, caesar
since 1999 Professur (C4) for Bioorganic Chemistry, Life & Medical Sciences (LIMES), University of Bonn
1996-1999 Substitute for Full Professor of Biochemistry and Head of the Department, Institute for Biochemistry, LMU Munich
1992-1996 Habilitation in Biochemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute for Biochemistry, LMU Munich
1990-1992 Postdoctoral fellow, Massachussetts General Hospital/Harvard Department of Genetics, Boston, USA
1989-1990 Postdoctoral fellow, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1987-1989 PhD, University of Marburg (Organic Chemistry)

Awards and Honors

2013 Elected Vice President of the German Research Council (DFG)
2012 Appointment as Max Planck Fellow for research center caesar
2010 ERC Advanced Grant DNA-Machines
2009 Member of the nomination boad of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the DFG
2008 GlaxoSmithKline Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical Biology
2007 Member of the German Academy of SciencesLeopoldina
2006 Research Advisory Council, Association of the Chemical Industry, Germany
2002 Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of North Rhine-Westphalia
2002 Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Preis of the DFG
2001 Offer of a chair for Biochemistry, University of Würzburg
1998 Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Award for Chemistry
1998 Karl-Ziegler Sponsorship Award of the German Chemical Society
1996 Lecturer Award of the Association of the Chemical Industry, Germany