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CV of Prof. Dr. Knut Drescher

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Since 2021 Associate Professor at the Biozentrum
2015 - 2021 Professor of Biophysics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2014 - 2021 Head of Max Planck Research Group, located at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
2011 - 2014 Postdoc in Molecular Microbiology, Princeton University
2007 - 2011

Ph.D. in Biophysics, then Postdoc for a few months, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

2003 - 2007

Master of Physics (1st class), University of Oxford

2002 - 2003 German civil service
2002 Abitur (1,0) Altes Gymnasium Bremen, Germany
Selected Awards & Honors:

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2019 VAAM Research Prize from the German Society for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)
2019 Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics from the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
2016 Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC)
2015 Career Development Award from the Human Frontier Science Program (
2014 Blavatnik Postdoctoral Award Finalist of the New York Academy of Sciences
2011 Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) long-term postdoctoral fellowship
2011 St. John's College Research Fellowship, University of Cambridge
2008 Fitzwilliam College Senior Scholarship, University of Cambridge
2007 Gibbs Prize, University of Oxford (for 2nd best physics degree in the year
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2007 Rolls-Royce Price, University of Oxford (for MPhys project) University of Oxford
2007 EPSRC Doctoral Training Award (full scholarship for Ph.D. at Cambridge)
2007 Cambridge European Trust Honorary Scholarship, University of Cambridge
2004 St. Anne's College Scholarship, University of Oxford
2002 Karl-Nix Preis (for Abitur in Bremen, Germany) Karl Nix Stiftung (