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We study the structural organization of biomolecules in cells applying novel microscopic techniques that provide single-molecule sensitivity and a spatial resolution below the diffraction limit.


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May 8th 2017: Press release of a study on how bacteria defend themselves against salmonella bacteria in actual topics in science and research at Goethe University. (see publications)

Apr 18th 2017: Tim joined the group for his PhD thesis -- Welcome!!

Apr 10th 2017: Our group chat is up and running! See: chat.smb.uni-frankfurt.de

Mar 1st 2017: Marie-Lena has been awarded a travel grant from Boehringer Ingelheim to perform FCCS and Imaging FCS studies in Thorsten Wohlands lab at the NU Singapore.

Feb 1st 2017: Mara joined the group for her Master thesis -- Welcome!!

Dec 13: Three more papers online: clustering, counting and LAMA (see publications)

Dec 1st 2016: Karoline joined the group for her Master thesis -- Welcome!!

Oct 1st 2016: Marie-Lena joined the group for her PhD thesis -- Welcome!!

Sept 2016: The LocAlization Microscopy Analyzer  (LAMA), a software tool that contains several well-established data post processing algorithms for single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) data was accepted for publication.

May 27th 2016: SMB at the ICREA International Symposium for BioNanoVision of Cellular Architecture in Barcelona: Anika's project was accepted for a talk, and Franziska won a  prize for the best poster presentation -- Congratulations!!

May 1st 2016: Alexandre joined the group as a senior postdoctoral researcher -- Welcome!!

Mar 1st 2016: Nina and Mathilda joined the group for their PhD thesis -- Welcome!!

Feb 15th 2016: Franzi successfully defended her PhD thesis -- Congratulations!!

Jan 16th 2016: Two manuscripts online: PCNA dynamics and live cell labeling (see publications)

Dec 15th 2015: We now can count up to three! Protein counting by kinetics.

Nov 2nd 2015: Patrick successfully defended his PhD thesis -- Congratulations!!

Oct 11th 2015: Christoph has been awarded with the second prize for his oral presentation at the FSM 2015 International Conference on Fluorescence Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Molecular Cell Mechanics. Congratulations!!

Oct 1st 2015: Christos returned from his stay in Bo Huangs group at UCSF and joined our group for his PhD thesis -- Welcome!

August 2015: some nice papers from the SMB group: small-tag labelling and quantification (Anika/Kieran), OmpR signalling in E. coli (Chris), FCS study on HGF/CD44 (Marina/Christos) and others (see publications)

June 2015: Ulrike was elected member to the Junge Akademie -- Congratulations!!

Apr 13th 2015: Marina successfully defended her PhD thesis -- Congratulations!!

Apr 2015: Molecules Best Paper Award 2015

Mar 2015: Phoebe, Phil and Jörg joined the group for their master thesis -- Welcome!!

Mar 2015: Christos has succesfully finished his master thesis -- Congratulations!!

Dec 2nd 2014: Marie-Lena Harwardt was awarded the Hloch-Prize for the best bachelor degree in Chemistry -- Congratulatins!!

Oct 1st 2014: We congratulate Ulrike to her new position as a project group leader at the MPI in Marburg!

July 17th 2014: Benni successfully defended his PhD thesis -- Congratulations!!

July 15th 2014: Sebastian successfully defended his PhD thesis -- Congratulations!!

Mar 2014: Carolin joined the group for her PhD thesis -- Welcome!!

Jan 2014: a study on the nanoscale organization of the bacterial chromosome is published in J Struct Biol

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