​Ulrich F. Keyser / ​University of Cambridge

Ulrich Keyser studied physics in Braunschweig and Hannover, and after his PhD in low-temperature quantum transport joined the group of Cees Dekker at TU Delft from 2003 – 2006. After a short intermezzo as Emmy Noether research group leader in Leipzig, he was appointed as lecturer (Assistant Prof, 2007), Reader (Assoc. Prof, 2014) and Professor at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. His research group is consisting of 15 members. The main research is focussed on the physics of membrane transport, controlling molecules in nanopores and mimicking and understanding protein channels in microfluidic channels. His experimental group uses single molecule, nanopore sensing, DNA (origami) self-assembly, optical tweezers and microfluidics. He was awarded an ERC Starting Grant 2010-2015 and ERC Consolidator Grant (2015-2020). With the recent one he will design and understand novel nanopores using DNA self-assembly techniques to enhance molecular transport.

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