Prof. em. Dr. Tilman Schirmer
1989 – 2020 | Professor of Structural Biology
As Professor of Structural Biology, Tilman Schirmer was active in research and teaching at the Biozentrum from 1992 to 2020, but joined the Biozentrum as research associate already in 1989. He graduated in physics and, in 1987, he received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. Tilman Schirmer combined X-ray structure analysis with functional characterization to elucidate structure - function relationships of bacterial proteins, in particular outer-membrane pore forming porins, AMP transferases, and enzymes involved in cyclic di-GMP mediated signaling.