Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996 – 1997
    Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

  • 1997 – 1999
    Postdoc, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

  • 1999 – 2002
    Junior research group leader, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

  • 2002 – 2012
    C4 Professor of biophysics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

  • Since 2012
    Director Department of Cellular and Molecular Biophysics, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Selected publications

  • García-Sáez, A.J. et al.: Membrane promotes tBid interaction with Bcl-xL. In: Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 16, 2009. S. 1178–1185.

  • Yu, S.R. et al.: FGF8 morphogen gradient is formed by a source-sink mechanism with freely-diffusing molecules. In: Nature 461(7263), 2009. S.533-536.

  • Ries, J. et al.: Modular scanning FCS quantifies receptor-ligand interactions in living multicellular organisms. In: Nature Methods 6(9), 2009. S. 643-645.

  • Loose, M. et al.: Spatial regulators for bacterial cell division self-organize into surface waves in vitro. In: Science 5877, 2008. S. 789-792.

  • Kim, S.A., Heinze, K.G., Schwille, P.: Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in living cells. In: Nature Methods 4(11), 2007. S. 963-973.

  • Bacia, K., Kim, S.A., Schwille, P.: Fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy in living cells. In: Nature Methods 3(2), 2006. S. 83-89.

  • Kim, S.A. et al.: Intracellular calmodulin availability accessed with two-photon cross-correlation. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2004.

  • Heinze, K.G., Koltermann, A., Schwille, P.: Simultaneous Two-Photon Excitation of Distinct Labels For Dual-Color Fluorescence Cross-Correlation Analysis. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 2000. S. 10377-10382.

  • Schwille, P. et al.: Molecular dynamics in living cells observed by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy with one- and two-photon excitation. In: Biophys. J. 77(4), 1999. S. 2251-2265.

  • Schwille, P., Meyer-Almes, F.-J., Rigler, R.: Dual-color fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy for multicomponent diffusional analysis in solution. In: Biophys. J. 72, 1997. S. 1878-1886.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial board, New Journal of Physics, since 2009

  • Peer reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2008

  • Governing council, Biophysical Society, since 2008

  • Research advisory board, German Chemical Industry Fund, since 2008

  • Member of the executive committee, Centre for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), since 2007

  • Member of the scientific advisory board, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research (IPF), Dresden, Germany, since 2007

  • Dean of Studies for Nanobiophysics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany, since 2007

  • Vice dean of the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB), Dresden, Germany, since 2006

  • Editorial Board, Biophysical Journal, since 2006

  • Council member, German Physical Society, since 2006

  • Member of the scientific advisory board, Heraeus Foundation, since 2004

  • Member of the board of trustees, Physik Journal, 2004 – 2009

  • Student liaison, German National Academic Foundation, since 2003

  • Dean of Studies for Molecular Bioengineering, Dresden University of Technology, since 2002

  • Member of the selection committee, Feodor Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, since 2001

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