Daniel Müller received his M.Sc. (Diploma) in physics from the University of Technology Berlin, Germany, and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland. He was a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, and accepted a full professorship of Cellular Machines at the University of Technology, Dresden, where he acted as founding Director of the Biotechnology Center. Currently he serves as the Chair of Biophysics at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, where he acts as co-director of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering. He co-launched several research centers including the Biotechnology Center, Dresden, the BCUBE Center for Molecular Bioengineering, Dresden, the Swiss National Competence Center of Research Molecular Systems Engineering, Basel, and the Botnar Research Center for Child Health at University of Basel and ETH Zürich.