Markus Braun

German Aerospace Center (DLR) • Head of Space Life Sciences Programme

Dr. Markus Braun studied biology at the University of Bonn, Germany. He received his PhD in 1984 in biology with special focus on gravitational biology and gravity sensing mechanisms. From 1994 to 1999 he conducted studies on gravitropic signaling pathways and the role of cytoskeletal elements in gravity-sensing cell types as a Research Assistant at the Australian National University, Canberra, and at the Institute of Plant Molecular Cell Biology at University of Bonn, Germany. In 1999 he was appointed University Bonn Faculty Scholar (Habilitation) at the Institute of Plant Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology in Bonn, Germany. He earned the Thora Halstead Young Investigatory Award of ASGSB in 2002. In 2006 he joint Space Administration of the German Aerospace Center DLR as Project Manager for Space Life Sciences activities. Since 2014, he is Head of the German Space Life Sciences Programme at DLR Space Administration. He also serves as Germany´s delegate of the Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration Programme Board (PB-HME) and the Exploration and Utilization Board (EUB) of the European Space Agency ESA.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany