Research Group of
Andreas Zumbusch

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Zumbusch

Professor of Physical Chemistry, Group Leader

E-mail: andreas.zumbusch@uni-konstanz.de
Phone: +49-(0)7531-88-2357
Fax: +49-(0)7531-88-3139
Room: L1003

Research Interests

Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy

     

  • technical development of labelfree non-linear optical microscopy
  • biological applications of CARS microscopy
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Spectroscopy and microscopy of single molecules at room temperature

     

  • studies of diffusion and transport phenomena in polymers and live cells
  • investigations of energy transfer in photosynthetic pigments
  • photodynamics of the green fluroescent protein and other autofluorescent proteins

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Spectroscopy and microscopy of single molecules at cryogenic temperatures

     

  • studies of low temperature structural dynamics of glasses and of protein folding
  • quantum optical applications of single molecule emission
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Synthesis and spectroscopic characertization of new fluorophores

     

  • synthesis of fluorophores with unconventional photophysical properties
  • functionalization of fluorophores for labling in material science and cell biology
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Curriculum Vitae

2006-

Professor of Physical Chemistry, Universität Konstanz

2005-2006

Head of unit, Natural Sciences and Technology, Austrian Science Fund

2004-2005

Reader in Biophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London

2003

Venia legendi in Physical Chemistry

2003

Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München "Development of highly sensitive optical microscopy and its biophysical application"

1999-

Group leader at the Chemistry Department, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München

1997-1998

Post-doctoral stay at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA, in the group of Prof. Dr. X. S. Xie with a Feodor-Lynen fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and a Post-doctoral fellowship of the Associated Western Universities

1993-1996

Doctoral thesis "Design of a setup for Raman spectroscopic studies of matrix isolated high temperature molecules: Investigations of (GeO)n , with n=1,2,3,4, in solid Argon" at the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) in the group of Prof. Dr. H. Schnöckel

1992

Diploma thesis "Stark effect studies and correlation time measurements of single molecules" at the Centre de Physique Moleculaire Optique et Hertzienne, CNRS, Bordeaux, France, in the group of Prof. Dr. M. Orrit

1986-1992

Diploma in chemistry, with a minor in experimental physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München

 

 

Stipends and awards

1997    Feodor-Lynen fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
1997    Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Associated Western Universities
2004    Arnold-Sommerfeld-Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences