Markus Germann was born in 1959 in Moutier, Switzerland. Following an apprenticeship with Ciba-Geigy in Basel, he earned his M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic in Winterthur. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in nucleic acid biochemistry under the direction of Professor Hans van de Sande in 1989 from the University of Calgary, Canada. Subsequently he did postdoctoral work on NMR structure determination with Professor Hans Vogel at the University of Calgary and joined Bruker Spectrospin in Switzerland as an NMR Application Specialist in 1991. He returned to academia in 1993 where he joined the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa, USA, as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001, and in the same year he moved to Georgia State University as a Georgia State Distinguished Cancer Scientist. His research interests include DNA damage and repair, macromolecular structures, and dynamics and design of antiviral agents.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2013