Carnegie Mellon University

Ulrike Endesfelder

Associate Professor

Biological Physics Experiment
Wean Hall 6424


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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 microbiologyBiochem. Soc. Trans. 47, 4 (2019)

A. Balinovic, D. Albrecht, and U. Endesfelder, Spectrally red-shifted fluorescent fiducial markers for optimal drift correction in localization microscopyJ. 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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