Caroline Maake is professor of anatomy and research group leader at the Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich (Switzerland). She is co-leading the Mechanisms of the Anti-Cancer Activity Generated by Magnetosomes project.
Maake studied human medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany). She then joined the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Zurich, where she obtained an extensive training in gross anatomy, histology and embryology and in 1994 received a Dr. med. degree. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), she established an independent research group at the University of Zurich. The group was continuously supported by national and international funding. Maake received a habilitation degree from the University of Zurich, and, after a visiting professorship at the Institute of Anatomy, University of Erlangen (Germany), was appointed adjunct professor at the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Zurich. She has been awarded several prizes for best teaching by the students of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich.
Maake’s current research interests focus on preclinical transdisciplinary investigations of nanoparticles, light-activatable drugs and hyperthermia for anti-cancer regimes (with an emphasis on immunological interactions) and anti-microbial applications. Furthermore, she is engaged in the development of culturally pertinent public health provision systems in Latin America.