Research interests

Optical imaging and spectroscopy, advanced optical imaging techniques in particular super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, optical physics, nanotechnology, single-molecule biophysics and macromolecular biochemistry, single-molecule imaging, gene expression, computational modeling, single-molecule (force) spectroscopy, biomolecular engineering, nucleic acid nanotechnology

Short curriculum vitae

Ulrike BoehmUlrike Boehm, PhD, studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich (2004-2009). Her undergraduate research included several internships at various research institutions in Germany. Ulrike’s educational program was completed magna cum laude with a research project on correlative microscopy at liquid nitrogen temperature in the group of Wolfgang Baumeister at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried/Munich, Germany.  »

She performed her PhD studies in the group of Nobel Laureate Stefan Hell at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany. In Göttingen she developed a new super-resolution technique for the three-dimensional visualization of living biological structures and their dynamics at low light levels. The developed microscopy approach combines two fluorescence microscopy techniques: REversible Saturable OpticaL Fluorescence Transitions (RESOLFT) Microscopy with reversible switchable fluorescent proteins (RSFPs) and 4Pi-Microscopy. She successfully defended her thesis titled “4Pi-RESOLFT nanoscopy” magna cum laude in 2016 at the University of Heidelberg.  » 

From 2016 onward, Ulrike works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute | National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, broadening her imaging and scientific skills. Using single-molecule imaging, super-resolution microscopy and various biophysical and molecular approaches she will explore how gene expression in living cells works.  »

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