Dieter Willbold, Ph.D.Director at Forschungszentrum Jülich
Dieter Willbold studied biochemistry in Tübingen (Germany), Bayreuth (Germany) and Boulder (Colorado, USA). He completed his PhD in 1994 at the University of Bayreuth. After some more years in Bayreuth and a couple of research visits, e.g. at the School of Medicine of the Tel-Aviv University, in 1998 he was leading his independent junior research group at the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology in Jena, Germany. In 2001 Willbold became an associate Professor at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Since 2004, he is full professor and chair of the Institute of Physical Biology in Düsseldorf and director of the Institute of Biological Information Processing at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He is co-founder of spin-off companies, e.g. Priavoid. His main interests are protein interactions with physiological and artificial ligands, high resolution structural biology, aging and neurodegeneration.