Theoretical physicists from Berlin teamed up with experimental physicists from Munich to determine the precise mechanics involved in cell motility. Cell velocity, or how fast a cell moves, is known to depend on how sticky the surface is beneath it, but the precise mechanisms of this relatio ... more
Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Department für Chemie
Thomas Carell graduated in chemistry, completing his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research under the tutelage of Prof. Dr Dr H. A. Staab. Following a research position in the USA, he accepted a position at ETH Zurich, setting up his own research group in the Laboratory for Organic Chemistry. After completing his habilitation in 1999, he moved to Philipps University Marburg, followed by LMU Munich in 2004. Prof. Carell is the director of Collaborative Research Centre 749 (Dynamic and Intermediate Molecular Transformations) and the CiPSM (Centre for Integrative Protein Science) excellence cluster. He is the holder of the Otto Bayer Prize, the German Research Foundation's Leibniz Prize and the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.