After studying NanoScience at Basel University, Switzerland, I got my PhD in biophysics from TU Munich, Germany, where I joined Thorsten Hugel’s lab. While investigating the conformational dynamics of the chaperone protein Hsp90 by single-molecule FRET, I searched together with my colleague Markus Götz for a statistically robust solution to quantify & model our intriguing FRET time traces. This led us to SMACKS, the Single-Molecule Analysis for Complex Kinetic Sequences.
In 2017, I accepted a postdoc position in Cees Dekker’s lab at TU Delft, The Netherlands, where I still pursue my fascination for the protein nanoworld, now using electrical nanopore detection. Since August 2018, I am a grantee of the Swiss National Science foundation.
Since 2018, I'm a postdoc in Marcelo Nollmann's lab at the Center for Structural Biochemistry in Montpellier, France. There, I'm developing a super-resolution microscopy approach to study the organization of chromatin in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells.
After studying biochemistry at the TU Munich, I did my PhD with Thorsten Hugel. Using different single-molecule techniques, I was investigating the chaperone system Hsp90.
We thank Thorsten Hugel, Jens Timmer, Timon Idema for valuable comments, and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) for funding.