Rainer Böckmann

Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann

Academic Distinctions

  • Starting 2024 Member of Editorial Board of Biophysical Journal (BJ)
  • Since 03/2020 Elected Member of DFG Review Board, subject Biophysics in panel Basic Research in
    Biology and Medicine
  • 2011-2012 Elected Chairman of the Molecular Biophysics Section of the German Biophysical
    Society (DGfB)

Engagement in the Research System

  • Since 2022 Member of International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) Physics and Medicine
  • Since 2021 Member of Executive Board of Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU)
  • Since 2017 Vice Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Life@FAU Graduate School of Life Sciences
  • Since 2017 Editor of “European Biophysics Journal”
  • 2020 Guest Editor of Special Issue Functional Heterogeneities in Biomembranes in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Frontiers in Physiology, Frontiers in Immunology
  • 2016-2017 Guest Editor of Special Issue Dynamic Interactions at Biomembranes in Frontiers in Physiology
  • 2016 Organisation of the Annual Meeting of the German Biophysical Society, Erlangen, Germany
  • 2016 Organizer of the Satellite Meeting Dynamic Interactions at Biomembranes, Erlangen, Germany
  • 2014-2020 Spokesperson of the Research Training Group GRK 1962, Dynamic Interactions at Biological Membranes: From Single Molecules to Tissue
  • 2014-2015 Organizer of the Membrane Workshop, Pitztal, Austria
  • 2012 Co-organization of the 495. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Seminar: Frontiers in Biomolecular Simulation, Bad Honnef, Germany
  • 2011 Organization of the Joint Meeting of the Swedish and German Biophysical Societies, Hünfeld, Germany: Dynamics, Function, and Design of Biological Macromolecules
  • 2010 Scientific advisor for the Molecular Modelling Workshop 2010, Erlangen

Degree programme coordination:

  • BSc Integrated Life Sciences
  • MSc Integrated Life Science

Qualifications and Career

  • Study of Physics, 10/1990 – 07/1998, University of Cologne, Germany;  08/1994 – 08/1995, Niels-Bohr Institute Copenhagen, Denmark
    07/1997 – 07/1998, Research Center Jülich, Germany
  • PhD in Physics 04/2002, advisors: Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller, Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher, Molekulare Dynamik von Proteinen: Von der α-Helix zur ATP Synthase, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • 11/2009 – present: Professor for Computational Biology, Group for Theoretical and Computational Membrane Biophysics, Department of Biology, FAU, Germany
  • 04/2005 – 11/2009: Group Leader Theoretical and Computational Membrane Biology, Center for Bioinformatics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 10/2003 – 03/2005: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Caflisch Lab)
  • 05/2002 – 09/2003: Postdoctoral researcher, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany (Grubmüller Lab)
  • 08/1998 – 04/2002: Doctoral researcher, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany (Grubmüller Lab)