Werner Müller-Esterl was sworn in as the President of Goethe University Frankfurt on 1st January 2009. Between the years 2000 and 2008 he was the Director of the Institute of Biochemistry II at the Medical Faculty at Goethe University, and his academic focus has been on the molecular mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. From 2006 until 2008 Müller-Esterl was chair of the Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes” and Vice President of Goethe University.
A native of Bonn, Müller-Esterl graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Bonn in 1972, and completed his doctoral studies at the Technical University Munich in 1974 with a dissertation on “Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics”. He went on to study medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, and in 1979 he was licensed to practise as a physician. His Habilitation (second dissertation, often required to gain tenure in Germany) in clinical biochemistry at LMU Munich followed in 1985. Two years later he was appointed to a professorship in clinical biochemistry at LMU Munich. In 1990, following one year at the University of Mainz, Müller-Esterl joined the faculty at Goethe University. He has conducted research in Sweden and the United States, and in 2008 he was also appointed Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Health and Medical Research at Griffith University in Southport (Australia). Müller-Esterl is married and has two children.
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