Professor Christoph Bräuchle, University of Munich, Germany, has been awarded the Walther Nernst Medal by the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V. (DBG, German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry).
The prize honors Bräuchle’s contributions to applied physical chemistry, especially concerning fluorescence spectroscopy for the investigation of dynamic processes in cells. It was presented at the General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Bunsentagung 2015) in Bochum, Germany, on May 14, 2015.
Christoph Bräuchle studied chemistry and physics at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Tübingen, both Germany. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1978. After postdoctoral research at IBM Laboratories in San Jose, CA, USA, he completed his habilitation at the University of Munich in 1982. There, he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1984, and Professor for Physical Chemistry in 1988.
Among others honors, Bräuchle has been awarded the Philip Morris Research Award “New Ways in Material Science” in 1993 and the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize by the Karl Heinz Beckurts Foundation in 2002. He is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea.
Professor Bräuchle’s reserch interest include the imaging, spectroscopy and manipulation of single molecules, fluorescence imaging of live cells, single virus tracing and force spectroscopy, as well as the dynamics of single molecules in nanoporous systems.
- A surface acoustic wave-driven micropump for particle uptake investigation under physiological flow conditions in very small volumes,
Florian G Strobl, Dominik Breyer, Phillip Link, Adriano A Torrano, Christoph Bräuchle, Matthias F Schneider, Achim Wixforth,
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 414–419.
- Cell-Penetrating and Neurotargeting Dendritic siRNA Nanostructures,
Korbinian Brunner, Johannes Harder, Tobias Halbach, Julian Willibald, Fabio Spada, Felix Gnerlich, Konstantin Sparrer, Andreas Beil, Leonhard Möckl, Christoph Bräuchle, Karl-Klaus Conzelmann, Thomas Carell,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1946–1949.
- Super-Resolution Imaging of ESCRT-Proteins at HIV-1 Assembly Sites,
Christopher Aiken, Jens Prescher, Viola Baumgärtel, Sergey Ivanchenko, Adriano A. Torrano, Christoph Bräuchle, Barbara Müller, Don C. Lamb,
PLoS Pathog. 2015, 11, e1004677.
- Role of Endosomal Escape for Disulfide-Based Drug Delivery from Colloidal Mesoporous Silica Evaluated by Live-Cell Imaging,
Anna M. Sauer, Axel Schlossbauer, Nadia Ruthardt, Valentina Cauda, Thomas Bein, Christoph Bräuchle,
Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 3684–3691.
- Visualizing single-molecule diffusion in mesoporous materials,
Andreas Zürner, Johanna Kirstein, Markus Döblinger, Christoph Bräuchle, Thomas Bein,
Nature 2007, 450, 705–708.
- Cellular Dynamics of EGF Receptor–Targeted Synthetic Viruses,
Karla de Bruin, Nadia Ruthardt, Katharina von Gersdorff, Ralf Bausinger, Ernst Wagner, Manfred Ogris, Christoph Bräuchle,
Mol. Ther. 2007, 15, 1297–1305.
Also of Interest
- ChemPhysChem Special Issue: Single-Molecule Studies
ChemPhysChem 2012, 13 (4).
Dedicated to Christoph Bräuchle on the occasion of his 65th birthday
- A Man for Single Molecules,
Thomas Bein, Don C. Lamb, Jens Michaelis,
ChemPhysChem 2012, 13, 883–884.
- 114th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Bunsentagung 2015)
- Homepage of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG), Frankfurt am Main, Germany