Jürgen Knoblich is a senior scientist and deputy director of the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) and an Adjunct Professor at the Medical University of Vienna. Knoblich’s lab is interested in understanding how the complexity of the human brain is generated from progenitor and stem cells during development. To address this question, they study brain development in Drosophila, mice and in 3D human stem cell derived brain organoids.
Knoblich completed his PhD studies in the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute in Tubingen, Germany. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco before returning to Europe in 1997 to join the Institute for Molecular Pathology in Vienna. In 2004, Knoblich moved to the IMBA, becoming Deputy Director in 2005.
Knoblich is an elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the EMBO Council. He has received numerous awards for his research including the Wittgenstein Prize, the Schroedinger Award and the Sir Hans Krebs Medal.
Learn more about Knoblich’s research here.