Prof. Dr. Dieter Langosch

Prof. Dr. Dieter Langosch held the Chair of Biopolymere Chemistry from 2001 to 2023


He was working in the field of structural biochemistry of integral membrane proteins.

Research topics:

  • Molecular interactions between membrane proteins
  • Structural dynamics of membrane-embedded protein helices
  • Membrane protein/lipid interactions
  • Structure/function relationship of integral membrane protein complexes (membrane fusion, intramembrane proteolysis, lipid flip)


1974 - 1976: Professional education (CTA) at Technikum Prof. Grübler, Isny

1976 - 1979: Working as lab technician at GSF, Neuherberg

1980 - 1984: Chemistry major at Fachhochschule Aalen

1984 - 1986: MSc program in biochemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

1989: PhD Biology, Universität Heidelberg.

1995: Habilitation Cell Biology: Universität Frankfurt.

1995: Guest Scientist at Laboratory of Molecular Biology MRC, Cambridge

1995 - 2001: Heisenberg fellow and junior group leader Neurobiology, Universität Heidelberg

2001 - : Full Professor for Biopolymer Chemistry, Life Science Center, Weihenstephan, TU München

2006 - 2015: Principal Investigator DFG Excellence Initiative “Munich Center for Protein Science, CIPSM

2007/2008: Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine

2010 - 2018: Chair of the board of examiners, studium naturale curriculum

2012 – 2023: Foreign Affairs Delegate  of the Life Science Center, Weihenstephan

2015 - 2023: Speaker of the DFG research unit 2190 „Understanding Intramembrane Proteolysis - Defining the Repertoire of Substrates and their Molecular Architectures”

2018 - 2023: Chair of the board of examiners, Molecular Biotechnology curriculum