Institut für
Strahlenkunde und Zellforschung
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

Mission and Structure

The "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 Dr. Becker is analyzing gene expression programs in mammalian embryonic and adult stem cells with a special 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.

Stem Cell Biology Brain Development in Drosophila
PD Dr. Matthias Becker Prof. Dr. Thomas Raabe
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