The Executive Board of Utrecht University has appointed Dr. Jürgen Plitzko as Professor of Biomolecular Electron Microscopy at the Department of Chemistry and the Bijvoet Center. Plitzko is an internationally renowned scientist in the area of electron microscopy of biomolecules and cells. His appointment signifies a strengthening of education and research of Molecular Life Sciences.
Therefore, his appointment is a valuable complement for research in structural biology at the faculty's Bijvoet Center. Also he will play a coordinating role in strengthening the cooperation within Utrecht University in the field of electron microscopy.
Thus cooperation with Professor Hans Gerritsen of the Debye Institute is foreseen as well, in the area of electron and fluorescence microscopy. The appointment of Plitzko is part of the Physics and Chemistry sector plan.