Carnegie Mellon University

Ulrike Endesfelder

Associate Professor

Biological Physics Experiment
Wean Hall 6424


Prof. Ulrike Endesfelder

Education & Professional Experience

Ph.D.: Bielefeld University (Germany), Applied Laser Physics and Laser Spectroscopy (2012)
Diploma: Bonn University, Physics (2008)

Professional Societies:
Elected member of the Junge Akademie at the BBAW and Leopoldina

Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 2020–
Group Leader, Max-Planck-Institute Marburg, 2014–2020
Post-doctoral Scientist, Frankfurt University, 2013–2014
Post-doctoral Scientist, Wurzburg University, 2012–2013

Research Interests

Single-molecule biophysics

The Endesfelder group focuses on the application of techniques from the emerging field of single-molecule imaging and super-resolution microscopy to study cellular biophysics.

By combining physical concepts of imaging, photo-manipulation of fluorophores and quantitative read-out analyses, we aim at a single-molecule description of cellular structures and processes.

Recent Publications

I. Vojnovic, J. Winkelmeier, and U. Endesfelder, Visualizing the inner life of microbes: practices of multi-color single-molecule localization microscopy in microbiology, Biochem. Soc. Trans. 47, 4 (2019)

A. Balinovic, D. Albrecht, and U. Endesfelder, Spectrally red-shifted fluorescent fiducial markers for optimal drift correction in localization microscopy, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 52, 204002 (2019)

David Virant et al., A peptide tag-specific nanobody enables high-quality labeling for dSTORM imaging, Nat. Commun. 9, 930 (2018)

Bartosz Turkowyd et al., A general mechanism of photoconversion of green-to-red fluorescent proteins based on blue and infrared light reduces phototoxicity in live-cell single-molecule imaging, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 38 (2017)

David Virant et al., Combining primed photoconversion and UV-photoactivation for aberration-free, live-cell compliant multi-color single-molecule localization microscopy imaging, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, 7 (2017)

B. Turkowyd, D. Virant, and U. Endesfelder, From single molecules to life: microscopy at the nanoscale, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 408, 25 (2016)

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