Head of “Structural Biology in Dementia” at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Markus Zweckstetter heads the senior research group “Structural Biology in Dementia” at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). In addition, he is a professor at the University Medical School of Göttingen and leads a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. His research interests are NMR spectroscopy, structural biology and neurodegenerative diseases. Of particular interest are intrinsically disordered proteins, liquid-liquid phase separation and membrane proteins. Markus graduated with distinction in Physics (1996) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and performed his PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. Following post-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA (1999-2001), with Adriaan Bax, he was awarded a DFG Emmy-Noether research group to start his independent career at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (2001). In 2012, he was appointed as W3 professor at the University Medical School Göttingen and started a research group at DZNE. Markus already received two ERC grants, ERC consolidator phase in 2011 and an ERC Advanced Grant in 2018.