Senior Fellow

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hummer

Research Area: Life- and Neurosciences
Focus: Biophysics


Gerhard Hummer uses theory and simulations to study biological systems at the molecular level. Following his PhD in physics (University of Vienna, 1992), he joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a postdoctoral fellow (1993-1996) and then as a group leader (1996-1999). He then moved to the National Institutes of Health, where he became Chief of the Theoretical Biophysics Section, NIDDK. Since 2013, he is the Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt. In 2015, he became a Senior Fellow at FIAS, and in 2016 a Professor of Biophysics at the Goethe University. 


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2015 - today Senior Fellow

Prizes and Awards (Selection):

  • Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics (2010)
  • Nancy Nossal Scientific Mentorship Award, National Institutes of Health (2010)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2005)