Egner, Alexander, Dr.

Director at the Laser Laboratory Göttingen

  • 1997 Physics Diploma, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg
  • 2002 Dr. rer. nat. (Physics), Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg
  • 2002-2003 Postdoc (High Resolution Optical Microscopy Group, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany)
  • 2003-2010 Senior Scientist (Department of NanoBiophotonics, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany)
  • 2005-2010 Head of the Central Light Microscopy Facility (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany)
  • Since 2010- Director, Laser-Laboratory-Göttingen, Göttingen

Major Research Interests

High-resolution optical microscopy, superresolution, nanoscopy, statistical imaging.

Homepage Department/Research Group

Selected Recent Publications

  • Aquino D, Schönle A, Geisler C, von Middendorff C, Wurm CA, Okamura Y, Lang T, Hell SW, Egner A. Two-color nanoscopy of three-dimensional volumes by 4Pi detection of stochastically switched fluorophores. Nature Methods, 8 (4), 353 - 359
  • Okamura Y, Schmidt R, Raschke I, Hintze M, Takeoka S, Egner A, Lang T (2011) A Few Immobilized Thrombins Are Sufficient for Platelet Spreading. Biophysical Journal, Volume 100, Issue 8
  • Hua Y, Sinha R, Thiel C, Schmidt R, Huve J, Martens H, Hell SW, Egner A, Klingauf J (2011) A readily retrievable pool of synaptic vesicles. Nature Neuroscience, doi:10.1038/nn.2838
  • Hell SW, Schmidt R, Egner A (2009) Diffraction-unlimited three-dimensional optical nanoscopy with opposing lenses. Nature Photonics 3, 381 - 387
  • Meyer AC, Frank T, Khimich D, Hoch G, Riedel D, Chapochnikov N, Yarin YM, Harke B, Hell SW, Egner A, Moser T (2009) Tuning of synapse number, structure and function in the cochlea. Nature Neuroscience 12 (4), 444-453
  • Perinetti G, Müller T, Spaar A, Polishchuk R, Luini A, Egner A (2009) Correlation of 4Pi and Electron Microscopy to Study Transport Through Single Golgi Stacks in Living Cells with Super Resolution. Traffic 10, 379-391
  • Schmidt R, Wurm CA, Jakobs S, Engelhardt J, Egner A, Hell SW (2008) Spherical nanosized focal spot unravels the interior of cells. Nature Meth. 5 (6), 539 - 544