Thomas Braun received his M.Sc. in biophysical chemistry in 1998, and his Ph.D. 2002 in biophysics from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland. During his Ph.D. thesis, he applied high-resolution electron microscopy and digital image processing to study the structure and function of membrane proteins. Subsequently, he worked on nanomechanical sensors to characterize the mechanics of membrane proteins at the Institute of Physics, University Basel and the CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Since 2009 he works at as team-leader at the `Center for Cellular Imaging and Nanoanalytics’ (C-CINA, Biozentrum, University of Basel) on new methods for microfluidic sample preparation for electron microscopy, differential visual proteomics for single cell analysis, and nanomechanical sensors for biological applications.