Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dr. Joachim P. Spatz

Joachim P. Spatz joined the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in 2016 as Director. From 2004-2015 he was Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (former MPI for Metals Research). From this time on he is also a Full Professor at the University of Heidelberg and head of the Dept. of Biophysical Chemistry.  He was an Associated Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg from 2000-2004. From 1999-2000 he received his habilitation in Physics at the University of Ulm. He was a PostDoc in the group of Professor Jacques Prost and Albrecht Ott at the Institut Curie, Paris, in 1997 - 1998.

He received his Diploma in Physics (1994) and his Ph.D. in Physics (1996) from the University of Ulm under the supervision of Prof. Möller (now at DWI & RWTH Aachen). He is member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Among other awards, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 2017.

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