Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Techert, Simone, Prof. Dr.


  • 2013 – today Leading Scientist at the German Electron Synchrotron DESY, Photon Science Department, and Professor for Ultrafast X-ray Physics at the Institute for X-ray Physics, University of Göttingen
  • 2006- 2012 Minerva Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
  • 2005 Venia Legendi in Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen
  • 2001-2004 Emmy Noether Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen
  • 1997-2000 Postdoc (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble)
  • 1996 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry / Göttingen University



Major Research Interests
Ultrafast X-ray science, Development of “molecular movie” methods at synchrotron and free electron laser facilities, Free electron laser research on complex chemical and biochemical reactions, Structural dynamics of (bio)chemical systems, Water dynamics, Biochirality

Homepage Department/Research Group
http://photon-science.desy.de/research/research_teams/structural_dynamics_in_chemical_systems_fs_scs/index_eng.html

Selected Recent Publications


  • F. Marschall et int. (12 authors), S. Techert (2017). Transmission zone plates as analyzers for efficient parallel 2D RIXS-mapping, Sci. Rep. 7, 8849-8851.
  • Ph. Wernet, (12 authors), S.Techert, A. Föhlisch (2015). Orbital-specific mapping of the ligand exchange dynamics of Fe(CO)5 in solution, Nature 520 (7545), 78-82.
  • A. M. Lindenberg, (8 authors), S. Techert, (5 authors), J. B. Hastings (2005), Atomic-scale Visualization of Inertial Dynamics, Science 308, 392–394.
  • E. Collet, M.-H. Lemée-Cailleau, M. Buron-Le Cointe, H. Cailleau, M. Wulff, T. Luty, S.-Y. Koshihara, M. Meyer, L. Toupet, P. Rabiller, S. Techert (2003), Light-induced Ferroelectric Structural Order in an Organic Charge-Transfer Crystal, Science 300, 612-614.
  • S. Techert, F. Schotte, M. Wulff (2001), Picosecond X-ray Diffraction Probed Transient Structural Changes in Organic Solids, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2030-2034.