Max Brackmann

Max Brackmann works in the NBC arms control at Spiez Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection, where he is concerned with biological threats. He is actively engaged in numerous international networks to strengthen countries' abilities to detect and characterize pathogens, especially in case of their alleged use as biological weapons. His laboratory work focusses on toxins and pathogens, where he develops and implements methods for their detection and characterization. His additional research interests are bacterial pathogenesis mechanisms, toxins and their mode of action as well as mass spectrometric method development. Max holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biochemistry from the Technical University of Munich and a PhD from the University of Basel.