Helmut Grubmüller

Helmut Grubmüller

Born on July 31, 1965 in Munich. Study of Physics TU Munich (1985), diploma in Physics (1990), visiting scientist University Urbana-Champaign (1990/91), PhD TU Munich (1994), visiting scientist CENG Grenoble, France (1994), Postdoctoral Fellow Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (1994-1998), EMBO Fellow ETH Zurich, Switzerland (1997), Independent Research Group Leader Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (1998-2003), German Habilitation in Physics (University of Göttingen, 2002), Associate Professor EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland (2003), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (since 2003), Honorary Professor for Physics at the University of Göttingen (since 2005).

Scientific Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • EMBO Fellowship Awardee (1997)
  • Elected Member of the German Biophysical Society Panel (1997-2000)
  • Member of the Biophysical Journal Editorial Board (2002-2008)
  • Elected Member of the German Research Foundation Reviewing Board (2003-2012)
  • Member of the Synthetic Biology International Advisory Board (Since 2006)
  • Member of the Göttingen Computer Center Scientific Advisory Board (2006-2011)
  • Member of European Biophysics Societies' Association Executive Committee (Since 2005)
  • Member of the Fritz Haber Minerva Research Center for Molecular Dynamics Advisory Board (Since 2005)
  • Elected Member of the Max Planck Society Perspective Commission (2007-2014)
  • Member of the Max Planck Digital Library Steering Committee (Since 2007)
  • Spokesman of the International Max Planck Research School "Biophysics of Biological and Complex Systems" (Since 2007)
  • Member of the Advanced Science Letters Editorial Board (2007-2008)
  • Member of the Structural Biology Editorial Board (2007-2008)
  • Elected Member (Since 2008) and Deputy Chairperson of the IUPAP Commission C6 on "Biological Physics" (Since 2014)
  • Member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences Executive Board (Since 2008)
  • Member of the ChemBioChem Editorial Board
  • Elected Member of the Georg August University School of Science - GAUSS Executive Board (Since 2011)
  • Member of the Institute for Brain Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Since 2012)
  • Member of the PLoS Computational Biology Editorial Board (Since 2012)
  • Member of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing Comission (Since 2012)
  • Rolf Sammet Guest Professorship Laureate (2013)
  • Deputy Chairperson of the DPG Division "Biological Physics" (2013-2015)
  • President-Elect of the European Biophysical Societies' Association - EBSA (2013-2015)
  • Member of the Max Planck Society IT-Addvisory Board (Since 2014)
  • Member of the Max Planck Society Presidential IT-Development Commission (Since 2014)
  • Member of the Max Planck Society Presidential IT-Security Commission (Since 2014)
  • President-Elect of the German Biophysical Society - DGfB (2015-2016)
  • Chairperson of the DPG Division "Biological Physics" (2015-2017)
  • President of the European Biophysical Societies' Association - EBSA (2015-2017)
  • Member of the Journal of Physics D Editorial Board (2015-2017)



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