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Department of Biochemistry

Andreas Plückthun

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Andreas Plückthun joined the Department of Biochemistry in 1993 as a Full Professor. From September 2012 until September 2016, he was also Head of Department.

His research is focused on protein engineering and directed evolution, especially of antibodies, engineered binding molecules and membrane proteins.

Andreas Plückthun studied Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He obtained his PhD from the University of California in San Diego. As a postdoctoral fellow he worked at the Harvard Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Andreas Plückthun then became group leader at the Gene Center of the University of Munich and at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany.


Curriculum Vitae

Master Theses

Andreas Plückthun is teaching in the following modules:

For the Faculty of Science:
BCH 100: What is Biochemistry
BCH 420: Advanced Protein Engineering

For the Faculty of Medicine:
MZB1050: Molecular Cell Biology II

Weiterführende Informationen


Prof. Andreas Plückthun
Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Office: Y44 M 11
Tel.: +41 44 635 5570