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Horst Vogel


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Prof. Horst Vogel is member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences as well as the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) USA. He is also an "Outstanding International Scholar" of "President's International Fellowship Initiative, Chinese Academy of Sciences"(2019 elected) as well as an emeritus professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). In addition, He was also the director for ‘Institute of Physical Chemistry, “Institute of Biomolecular Sciences” and a “Member of the Research Commission” at EPFL, which bridges activities from biophysics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology to micro- and nanotechnologies. The research activities his laboratory lead to a number of important developments, which have found widespread interest and applications: The first optical sensor chip for probing the activation of G protein coupled receptors; The first silicon chip for automated planar patch clamp measurements; Pioneering the investigation of membrane proteins by single-molecule spectroscopy and imaging in reconstituted systems and living cells; The first high-resolution crystal structure of a mammalian Cys-loop ligand gated ion channel.

Education

1968/07 - 1971/09 Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg Chemitry Bachelor & MS
1975/06 - 1978/10 Georg-August Universität Göttingen Biophysics PhD

work experience

1978/05 - 1984/06 Max-Planck Institute for Biology, Tübingen Scientist
1985/07 - 1988/01 Biocenter, University of Basel Scientist
1988/02 - 1989/01 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Visiting scientists
1989/12 - 1994/09 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) Assistant professor
1994/10 - 1996/09 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) Associate professor
1996/10 - 2013/11 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) Professor

Major honors

2012 Member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences
2014 Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors of the USA
2019 "Outstanding International Scholar" by the "President's International Fellowship Initiative, Chinese Academy of Sciences.





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