Markus Deserno received his PhD in physics in 2000 at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz, Germany. After a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, he returned to the MPI-P, where he became a project leader as an Emmy Noether research fellow. In 2007 he joined the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also became Associate Department Head in 2013. His main research interest is Biological Physics, with a special focus on lipid membranes. He uses a wide spectrum of techniques, reaching from coarse grained computer simulations over differential geometry to statistical field theory to understand the mesoscopic behavior of membranes and their interaction with proteins.
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