Henning Stahlberg

Affiliation: Laboratory of Biological Electron Microscopy, IPHYS, SB, EPFL, and Dep. Fundamental Microbiology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Uni Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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Prof. Dr. Henning Stahlberg is a professor at the Institute of Physics at the EPFL and a professor ad personam at the faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He studied physics at the TU Berlin in Germany, received his PhD in 1997 in structural biology (Prof. Jacques Dubochet and Prof. Horst Vogel) from the University of Lausanne and the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and his Habilitation (Prof. Andreas Engel) in 2002 from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He joined UC Davis in California, USA, in 2003 as assistant, then associate professor in molecular and cell biology. From 2009-2021, he was professor at the Biozentrum and director of the Center for Cellular Imaging and NanoAnalytics (C-CINA) of the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Stahlberg was appointed as professor in 2021 at the EPFL and UNIL, where he has established the Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI) in Lausanne in 2020/2021, a multi-campus research platform for cryo-electron microscopy.

His group, the Laboratory of Biological Electron Microscopy (LBEM) develops methods to advance cryo-electron microscopy, and the group studies the molecular mechanisms associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Stahlberg’s scientific contributions include 210 publications in major peer reviewed journals and two patents on method development in electron microscopy. Dr. Stahlberg is recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2004), the UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow Award (2008-2013), the W.M. Keck Award (2009), and was elected honorable member of the Swiss NanoSciences Institute of the University of Basel in 2021.