Markus Drechsler: Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Drechsler was born in Zuerich in 1957. He studied Physics in Freiburg (Germany) from 1977-1985 and received his PhD in 1991 with a thesis on electron energyloss spectroscopic and electron microscopic investigations of the light induced calcium release in bovine photoreceptor cells.
From 1991-1995 he worked at the Institute for Biophysics and Radiation Biology of the Albert - Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Germany). He was leading the electron microscopy service group of the Sonderforschungsbereich "Structure and Function of Macromolecular Systems" (SFB60) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Between 1995 and 1997 he was head of the atomic force microscopy group of the Cardiological Research Laboratory of the Cardiological Clinic of the Medical Faculty Charité at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
From 1997 - 2003 he worked at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of the Friedrich - Schiller University of Jena where he was head of the electron microscopic service group.
In 2002 he was working for 6 months as a visiting scientist at the Physical Institute of the University of Zuerich / Switzerland in the Biophysics group.
In April 2003 he joined the Department of Macromoleclar Chemistry II at the University of Bayreuth. He is now working on the cryo electron microscopical characterization of colloidal polymeric systems.