Maria studied biophysics at the Technical University Kaiserslautern (Germany). During her diploma and PhD studies, she worked in the group of Prof. Stefan W. Hell at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. The subject of her Diploma thesis was developing a multicolor STED microscopy technique with corresponding live cell staining protocol. During her PhD work, she investigated the feasibility of performing STED microscopy on FRET pairs.
In January 2018, Maria joined PicoQuant as an application specialist for confocal fluorescence microscopy. Her background in method development enables her to advise customers not only regarding technical questions but also with new research applications or custom developments. She is also involved in the product management of the SymPhoTime 64, PicoQuant’s data acquisition and analysis software for time-resolved microscopy.
PicoQuant develops and produces components as well as instrumentation for time-resolved applications. Our philosophy is to provide robust, state-of-the-art technology that is easy to use and tailored to the users needs in both academia and industry. We are a world-leading company in the fields of pulsed diode lasers, time-resolved data acquisition, single photon counting, and fluorescence instrumentation.
Our products are tested by and often co-developed with renowned scientists. Thanks to the ease-of-use of our instruments, researchers can focus their attention on the questions under study in biology, medicine, chemistry, environmental or materials science instead of wrangling the machines.
We at PicoQuant are always on the look out for talented individuals interested in:
- developing novel optical concepts, fluorescence techniques and applications
- consulting customers regarding technical questions and new research applications
- supporting and training researchers which use our microscopes and spectrometers.
My role as microscopy application specialist involves primarily communicating with customers. Starting with advising them on basic questions regarding the principles and applications of our time-resolved techniques, I then assist them in tailoring the desired microscope system to meet their research needs. I also participate in designing custom solutions for novel techniques together with our development team.