Following medical studies in Würzburg, doctoral training at Harvard Medical School, and pediatric residency and postdoctoral work in Heidelberg, Alwin became a group leader at the Max Perutz Labs in 2010 and Professor of Mechanistic Cell Biology in 2018. After an international search, he was appointed as Professor for Molecular Biology in February 2020 in which he succeeds Graham Warren. Alwin’s research covers many aspects of the cell nucleus, including the nuclear envelope, chromatin and nuclear pore complexes.
“I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead this institute. Taking over during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge, but I believe that the scientific and social fabric of the Perutz is strong. The storm will pass and our community will emerge from this even stronger.”
Alwin will be supported by Christa Bücker (Deputy Head for Teaching, University of Vienna), Thomas Leonard (Deputy Head, Medical University), Sascha Martens (Deputy Head, University of Vienna) and Fabien Martins (Administrative Director).
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