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Prof. Dr. Benesh Joseph


Department of Physics

Prof. Dr. Benesh Joseph

Arnimallee 14
Raum 0.4.39
14195 Berlin

Sceintific Career

  • 2023 - Professor of Biophysics, Institute of Experimental Physics, Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 2022 - 2026: Principal Investigator in SFB 1507, Institute of Biophysics, Department of Physics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2019 - 2022 - Emmy Noether Research Group Leader, Institute of Biophysics, Department of Physics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2016 - 2020: Principal Investigator in SFB 807, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2014 - 2016: Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany & Visiting Researcher at Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, USA
  • 2014: Dr. sc. in Biophysics and ESR spectroscopy, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2008: M. Eng. in Advanced Science (Biochem. Eng.), Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

Fellowships and Awards:

  • 2022: Best manuscript award by' Journal of Magnetic Resonance Open' in the special issue 'New Voices in Magnetic Resonance'

  • 2019:  Emmy Noether Research Group Leader (DFG, Germany)

  • 2018: Member of the Johanna Quandt Young Academy at Goethe (JQYA)

  • 2018: Young Investigator Award of the German Biophysical Society, Germany

  • 2017: Adolf-Messer Prize, Germany

  • 2013: Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, Germany

  • 2008: Monbukagakusho Ph.D. Fellowship, Govt. of Japan (declined)

Research Interests

  • Electron spin resonance spectroscopy
  • In-situ / cellular structural biology
  • Membrane transport mechanisms
  • Membrane biogenesis

Research Grants

A total of 4,218,598 (> 4.2 Mllion) € funding has been raised thorugh DFG, EU and other third-party sources in the last ten years.

  • 2022: Principal Investigator in SFB1507 (DFG)
  • 2020: Pulsed Q-Band ESR Spectrometer (Großgeräteantrag, DFG)
  • 2019: Emmy Noether Research Group Leader (DFG)
  • 2019: Science Funding from Johanna Quandt Young Academy at Goethe
  • 2016: Principal Investigator in SFB 807 (DFG)
  • 2014: Independent Investigator (European Union)