Dr. Enrico Klotzsch


I am a professor for Experimental Biophysics and Mechanobiology leading an international research group of 10 international scientists and several external clinical and academic collaborators. Driven by the ultimate goal to bring research and inventions from bench to bedside. Research interests focus on three main areas: 
Immunology - mechanical/biological based understanding of lymphocyte activation and expansion for clinical applications 
Oncology - cell-matrix interactions that guide the control of gene expression and regulation 
Neurobiology - protein aggregation and phase transition toward motor neuronal disease prevention, intervention, and the development of next generation therapies.

Core Expertise

Translational Research Interdisciplinary Sciences Immunology Mechanobiology Oncology

Short Bio

12/ 2017 – present Junior Professor for Experimental Biophysics/Mechanobiology, Institute for Biophysics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany 

2017 – 2021 HFSP Young Investigator Awardee, Oberassistent, Department of Health Sciences and 

Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland 

2015 – 2017 ARC DECRA Fellow, EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science, University of New South Wales, Australia 

2014 – 2015 Vice-Chancellor Fellow/ Lecturer, Centre for Vascular Research, University of New South Wale, Sydney, Australia, with Prof. Katharina Gaus 

2012 – 2014 FEBS FELLOW, Institute of Applied Physics,Vienna University of Technology, with Prof. Gerhard Schütz 

2010 – 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Biological Oriented Materials, Department of 

Materials, ETH Zurich, with Prof. Viola Vogel 


2010 Ph.D. (Material Sciences, Biomaterials), ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 

2007 Diploma (Physics, Biophysics), TU Dresden/ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 

2004 Vordiplom (Physics, Quantummechanics), TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany 



Founder and CEO of immUni: Nanoporous substrates for lymphocyte activation towards adoptive immune-therapy. 


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