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Department of Biochemistry

Ben Schuler

Ohad Medalia

Ben Schuler is Professor of Molecular Biophysics. He joined the department as Assistant Professor in 2004 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2009. From 2016 to 2020, he was also Head of Department.

He investigates the dynamics, folding, and function of proteins with a close combination of biochemical and biophysical methods, in particular single molecule spectroscopy.

Ben Schuler studied Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and at the University of Kent, UK. He received his PhD in Physical Biochemistry from the University of Regensburg in 1998 and did his postdoctoral research in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA. Ben Schuler then headed an independent research group at the University of Potsdam in Germany supported by the Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Foundation.

Curriculum Vitae

Master Theses

Ben Schuler is teaching in the following modules:

For the Faculty of Science:
BCH 100: What is Biochemistry
BCH 304: Protein Biophysics

For the Faculty of Medicine:
MZB1010: Molecular Cell Biology I

Weiterführende Informationen


Prof. Ben Schuler
Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Office: Y44 K 84
Tel.: +41 44 635 5535