der Universität Würzburg
The Institute for Medical Radiology and Cell Biology (MSZ) mourns the loss of Prof. Dr. Albrecht Müller, who died on September 20, 2019.
Besides his responsibility as provisional head of the MSZ, Albrecht Müller also served as scientific head of the Centre for Experimental Molecular Medicine (ZEMM).
Albrecht Müller was a nationally and internationally recognised expert in the field of stem cell biology. While his early scientific work focused on the development of hematopoietic stem cells and the reversible regulation of stem cell states, he more recently turned his attention towards in the regulation of chromatin states in embryonic and adult stem cells (for a detailed overview of his publications see link below). He was speaker of the DFG priority program 1356 “Pluripotency and Reprogramming” (2010-2016) and speaker of the BMBF consortium: CB-HERMES (Cord Blood-Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Reliable Methods for ex-vivo ExpanSion) (2010-2016).
Besides his scientific interests, he never lost track of the ethical implications of his work. He actively engaged in discussions on ethical aspects of stem cell biology within the scientific community and was a member of several ethics committees (i.a. the bioethics commission of the state of Bavaria).
He understood how to translate his excitement for science into teaching and always fulfilled his teaching obligations with enthusiasm.
We will greatly miss Albrecht as an empathetic supervisor, mentor, and friend.
|Complete publication list Prof. Dr. Albrecht Müller
"Institut für Medizinische Strahlenkunde und Zellforschung" (MSZ)
was founded in 1993 and adjusted to modern safety standards by extensive remedial
actions, which were completed in 2006. With the retirement of Prof. Rapp the MSZ
has seen a major change, which touched the scientific direction of the Institute
as a whole. The focus shifted towards the understanding of various aspects of
regenerative stem cell biology.
Two groups which were organized as part
of the department earlier because of the intimate relationship between cancer
and regenerative stem cells are currently carrying the scientific program. The
group of Prof. Müller is analyzing gene expression programs in mammalian
embryonic and adult stem cells with a specia l emphasis on chromatin regulation.
The group of Prof. Raabe is studying signal transduction within the progenitor
compartment of the developing Drosophila brain. The MSZ is working together with
several institutes of the faculties of medicine and biology and is integrated
in local and national collaborative research centers.