Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,
Saarland University

Prof. Dr. Rolf Müller


1986-1990
Pharmacy studies at Bonn University
1990-1991
Pharmaziepraktikum
1991
Approbation as pharmacist
1991-1994
Promotion (Ph.D.) at the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology at Bonn University (Workgroup of Prof. E. Leistner) about the menachinon and enterobactin biosynthesis in Escherichia coli
1995
Post-doc at the same department, recognition as Fachapotheker for Pharmaceutical Analytics
1996-1997
Research scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2 years) at the University of Washington, Department of Chemistry in Seattle, USA (Group of Prof. H.G. Floss): Molecular investigations into the biosynthesis of antibiotics in actinomycetes (Rifamycin)
1998-2003
Junior group leader at the Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung in Braunschweig (Germany), at the same time research assistant at the Technical University Braunschweig, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology (Workgroup Prof. T. Hartmann). Topic: Genome-based approaches to the analysis of natural product formation and their regulation in myxobacteria
2000
Habilitation: "Molecular biology of the biosynthesis of antibiotics in actinomycetes and myxobacteria," Lehrbefugnis for "Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Biology"
2001
Phönix-Pharmacy Research Award 2001
2002
DECHEMA award for natural products research;
calling to the University of Greifswald "Pharmaceutical Biotechnology"
2003
BioFuture Award of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research,
calling to the University of Halle "Pharmaceutical Molecular Biology"
calling to Saarland University "Pharmaceutical Biotechnology", since October Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Saarland University
2004
Decline of a calling to TU Braunschweig "Pharmaceutical Biology"
2007
Phönix-Pharmacy Research Award 2007
since 2008Chairman to the DECHEMA board “Low molecular natural products with biological activity”
since 2009
Head of the newly established Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarbrücken/Germany
2010
DECHEMA-Prize 2010 of the Max-Buchner-research foundation
2012
Elected member to acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering)


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