About the article
Florian Cymer studied biology at the University of Frankfurt and Ulm. He then joined the group of Prof. Dr. Dirk Schneider as a PhD student, and investigated the in vitro and in vivo oligomerization of membrane proteins. He received his PhD in 2010 from the University of Freiburg and joined the group of Prof. Dr. Gunnar von Heijne at the University of Stockholm as a Postdoc. He currently focusses on the membrane insertion and folding of bacterial and mammalian polytopic membrane proteins.
After studies in chemistry and biology at the University of Münster, Dirk Schneider obtained his PhD from the University of Bochum in 2000. Thereafter, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Dr. D.M. Engelman at Yale University. From 2003 to 2009 he was assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Freiburg, and since 2010 he is a full professor of biochemistry at the University of Mainz. His research focuses on membrane protein folding and protein-lipid interactions.
Published Online: 2012-10-11
Published in Print: 2012-11-01