David Zwicker

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David Zwicker is an independent research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Germany. His theoretical research, carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists, focuses on understanding the organization of biological fluids. After completing his undergraduate work at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany, Zwicker went to AMOLF in the Netherlands, earned his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Germany, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He is a European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator and faculty at the Max Planck School Matter to Life in Germany.


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