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