Solid supported membranes that mimic the biological cell membrane have applications as in vitro models in research, as screening arrays in development and as platform for biosensors. I am interested in using and further developing these systems to answer significant biological questions.
Dr.rer.nat. (German equivalent to Ph.D.) in Physics, Technical University Munich, Germany, 1999, Certificate in Medical Physics and Technology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1997, Diplom (German equivalent to M.S.), University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany, 1995, Vordiplom (German equivalent to B.S.), University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 1993
Fluorescence laser microscopy
Single molecule imaging
Artificial membranes on solid supports
Biomembranes on chips