About Sebastian Müller

Sebastian Müller was born and raised in Leipzig/Germany and moved to England as an adolescent. He is a trained research chemist and geneticist and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Curie in Paris/ France working in cancer research. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and is still actively involved at the university today. He is fluent in English, German and French and has many fortés and interests including science, philosophy, linguistics, history, competitive sports such as rowing, fitness and nutrition. He is a freelance writer also drawing from his experience as an author in peer-reviewed scientific journals. "I love writing and putting my thoughts down on paper. The written word to me is one of the most powerful ways of conveying thoughts and initiating discussions."

Distant Star Moved by Tides

Recently, the scientific Journal Nature published an interesting theory online. Astronomers believe that the surface area of a distant star is influenced by the gravity of a huge alien planet. Earth’s moon is responsible for the tides that we observe here on Earth and equally, so the astronomers argue, the … Continue reading

A Doctor’s Touch

This week, Dr. Sebastian Müller (Ph.D.) discusses the challenging ideas of Dr. Abraham Vergese, a professor at the University of Stanford. Doctors constitute one of the oldest human profession. Arisen mainly from ancient Greek philosophy as well as religious institutions such as monasteries  in the Western world, this profession has … Continue reading

Blood Acidity – Keep It in Check

This week our health correspondent Dr. Sebastian Müller (Ph.D.) continues his series on health and discusses alkalising and acidifying foods.  “You are what you eat” This is such a true statement, and with the increase of variety in today’s supermarkets, it is more important than ever to understand what certain … Continue reading

10 things you need to know about what dementia research achieves

1. The discovery of rare genetic mutations that cause Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia have revolutionised our understanding of these diseases, identifying key molecular processes involved that are now targets for potential new treatments.(37,38) Families with these mutations are now involved in clinical studies across the world, allowing us to understand the … Continue reading

Dementia books for children

You can now order free copies of our children’s books ‘Grandad’s Hat’ and ‘When Grandma Came to Stay’ via the ‘Information about dementia’ section of our materials and literature page. Princesses, monkeys and dragons Last year we launched Dementia Explained, a website to help children and young people better understand … Continue reading

Paris – Just a Eurostar Away!

Paris – a name associated with culture, art, the opera, the bourgeoisie and foremost a world-class cuisine. The French capital invites not only with an incredible charm, but also with an interesting mixture of old and modern architecture. Many artists flock to Paris in the summer to paint the beautiful … Continue reading

Artificial organs – science fiction or reality?

Since the dawn of modern molecular biology and cell biology in the 1950s, many people have been dreaming of a day one can create organs in the laboratory from patients’ cell samples. Every year many patients die in hospitals due to malfunctioning or failing organs caused by various diseases or … Continue reading

Fitness First – Energy Drinks

We recently reported on great ways to prepare healthy food easily. The readers of our fitness column asked us to complement the dietary suggestions we give with energy drinks, as they are a fantastic way to boost energy, feel healthy, live healthily and get full control over your life. There … Continue reading

Book Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

This week, Sebastian Müller talks about the famous book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” exclusively on City Connect. “We’re in such a hurry most of the time we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a … Continue reading

Requiem for My Friend – Zbigniew Preisner – Part 2

Recently, I reported on the first part of a stunning musical piece by Zbigniew Preisner: Requiem for My Friend. Now I will cover the second half of this piece, which is called Life. Just like the first part, Life, is also divided into nine movements, but the undertone of the music … Continue reading

Travel Series Germany – Berlin

This week we are continuing our travel series on Germany. Berlin, her capital, is trying to regain its former glory of the 1920’s when it was known as very liberal city bustling during the night with parties and cultural highlights. The reunified city has completely transformed in the last 20 … Continue reading

Travel Series Germany – Karlsruhe

City Connect offers a new travel series on Germany highlighting cities and places ideal for a weekend break or holiday. This week we are reporting on the city of Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe is one of the culturally richest cities found in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was founded around the … Continue reading

Did the Earth Once Have Two Moons?

The moon has always been an object of mystic interest to humans. Some nights we see it clearly and bright; during full moon and when the sky is clear. Other nights we look for the moon in vain, for instance when the sky is clouded over. Interestingly we only ever … Continue reading

The Extraordinary DNA of a 115-year Old Woman

Don’t we all wish to live long and healthily without any diseases such as dementia, diabetes or a weak heart? Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, a Dutch woman who passed away in 2005 at the age of 115, lived through three centuries without any health problems and was told to be “as fit … Continue reading

Requiem for My Friend – Zbigniew Preisner – Part 1

Music is a form of art that has always fascinated people. Some of the most stunning classical music pieces are masses in the setting of the Requiem, which is a musical form of art transcending life and death. Zbigniew Preisner, who is very famous for writing the score to the … Continue reading