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Daniel Wüstner


Phone: +45 6550 2405

Daniel Wüstner is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at the University of Southern Denmark, DFI. He obtained his PhD in Biophysics in 2000 from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany with Summa cum Laude. His PhD thesis supervised by Professor Andreas Herrmann provided new insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying the specific phospholipid enrichment in bile based on spectroscopic and imaging methods.

After obtaining the PhD, Daniel Wüstner joined the group of Professor Frederick R. Maxfield at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA, where he contributed to the development of optical microscopy tools for visualization of cholesterol trafficking in living cells. Subsequently, he returned to Germany for further postdoctoral studies in the field og computational biophysics in the group of Dr. Heinz Sklenar at the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) in Berlin. Here, his research focused on image-based modeling of sterol and lipoprotein transport in cells and on Monte Carlo simulations of membrane structure. He was awarded fellowships from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) during his PhD studies and from the Damon Runyon and the Helmholtz foundation during his postdoctoral studies.

In 2005, Daniel Wüstner joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SDU as an assistant professor. In 2009 he was promoted to associate professor. He serves as executive board member of the SDU eScience Center, an activity for boosting high-performance computing in natural sciences, and he has established collaborations with academic and industrial scientists in and outside Denmark.

Head of research: Professor, PhD Daniel Wüstner

Researchers and research group: Daniel Wüstner Lab

A full list of publications by Daniel Wüstner can be found here.


  Part of the Research section Bioimaging at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology