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Jörg Enderlein



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III. Institute of Physics – Biophysics, Georg-August-University
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany

Academic Background

1981-86       Study of Physics at Ilya-Mechnikov-University Odessa (USSR)

1991             PhD in Physical Chemistry, summa cum laude (Humboldt-University Berlin)

2000           Habilitation in Physical Chemistry (University of Regensburg)

Professional Career

1991-96               Researcher at PicoQuant GmbH (Berlin)

1996-97               Postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA)

1997-2000          Assistant Professor (C1) at University of Regensburg

2001-2006           Heisenberg Fellow and group leader at the Research Center Jülich

2007-2008           Full Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Since 2008          Full Professor for Biophysics at Georg August University Göttingen

Major Research Interests

Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, superresolution fluorescence microscopy, protein confor­mational dynamics and folding, structural biology, nano-optics, plasmonics

Grants and Awards

1996-1997           Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2001-2006           Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Institutional Responsibilities and Scientific Leadership

2010-2020           Director of the III. Institute of Physics – Biophysics

2010-2020           Speaker of the GGNB graduate school “Physics of biological and complex systems”

2019-2020           Dean of the Faculty of Physics

since 2021            Editor-in Chief of Biophysical Reports of the Biophysical Society


German Physical Society

German Biophysical Society

Biophysical Society

Ten selected publications

  1. Thiele, J.C.;  Jungblut, M.; Helmerich, D.A.; Tsukanov, R.; Chizhik, A.; Chizhik, A.I.; Schnermann, M.J.; Sauer, M.; Nevskyi, O.; Enderlein, J.
    “Isotropic three-dimensional dual-color super-resolution microscopy with metal-induced energy transfer”
    Science Advances 8, 2022, eabo2506.
  2. Ghosh, A.; Chizhik, A. I.; Karedla, N.; Enderlein, J.
    “Graphene-and metal-induced energy transfer for single-molecule imaging and live-cell nanoscopy with (sub)-nanometer axial resolution”
    Nature Protocols 16, 2021, 3695–3715.
  3. Qin, S.; Isbaner, S.; Gregor, I.; Enderlein, J.
    “Doubling the resolution of a confocal spinning-disk microscope using image scanning microscopy”
    Nature Protocols 16, 2021, 164-181.
  4. Ghosh, A.; Sharma, A.; Chizhik, A. I.; Isbaner, S.; Ruhlandt, D.; Tsukanov, R.; Gregor, I.; Karedla, N.; Enderlein, J.
    “Graphene-Based Metal-Induced Energy Transfer for Sub-Nanometre Optical Localization”
    Nature Photonics 13, 2019, 860–865.
  5. Gregor, I.; Spiecker, M.; Petrovsky, R.; Großhans, J.; Ros, R.; Enderlein, J.
    “Rapid nonlinear image scanning microscopy”
    Nature Methods 14, 2017, 1087-1089.
  6. Niehörster, T.; Löschberger, A.; Gregor, I.; Krämer, B.; Rahn, H.-J.; Patting, M.; Koberling, F.; Enderlein, J.; Sauer. M.
    “Multi-target spectrally resolved fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy”
    Nature Methods 13, 2016, 257-262.
  7. Chizhik, A.I., Rother, J., Gregor, I., Janshoff, A.; Enderlein, J.
    “Metal-induced energy transfer for live cell nanoscopy”
    Nature Photonics 8, 2014, 124-127.
  8. Schulz, O.; Pieper, C.; Clever, M.; Pfaff, J.; Ruhlandt, A.; Kehlenbach, R.H.; Wouters, F.S.; Großhans, J.; Bunt, G.; Enderlein, J.
    “Resolution doubling in fluorescence microscopy with Confocal Spinning-Disk Image Scanning Microscopy”
    Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 2013, 21000-21005.
  9. Müller, C.B.; Enderlein J.
    “Image scanning microscopy”
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 2010, 198101.
  10. Dertinger T., Colyer R.; Iyer G.; Weiss. S.; Enderlein J.
    “Fast, background-free, 3D superresolution optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI)”
    Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 2009, 22287–22292.