Prof. Dr. Joerg Enderlein


I am professor for Biophysics / Complex Systems at the III. Institute of Physics of the Georg August University Göttingen.

My research is focused on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging, from fundamental aspects to biophysical applications.

However, the scope of my interests is much wider than only single molecules. You will find on this website anything which I suppose could be useful to somebody else.
If You have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

My favorite websites

> Periodic Table of the Elements
> Mineral Collectors Page
> Astronomy Picture of the Day
> The Solar Almanac by Joe E. Brown
> The NASA Homepage
> Solar System
> Whats new by Bob Park
> Zeitschrift konkret (in German)

Curriculum vitae

1977 - 1980
High school "Heinrich-Hertz" in Berlin-Friedrichshain with extended education in natural sciences.

1980 - 1981
High school class at the University of Halle; graduation with excellence.

1981 - 1986
Study of physics at the Ilya-Mechnikov-University in Odessa (Ukraine); Final year project under guidance of Prof. N.P. Malomush (Faculty of theoretical physics) on the topic "Non-equilibrium properties of high-viscous liquids". Passing the diploma examinations with excellence.

1986 - 1990
Scientific co-worker at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry in Berlin within the research group "Nonlinear dynamics" of Prof. Hartmut Linde; start of graduation work about "Aspects of the dynamics of chemical reaction-diffusion systems under spatially inhomogeneous conditions and within electric fields" (advisor Dr. Lothar Kuhnert).

1990 - 1992
Continuation of graduation work with the research group of Dr. Stefan C. Müller at the Max-Planck Institute for Nutritional Physiology in Dortmund.

30. June 1992
Passing the PhD examinations at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Humboldt-University in Berlin with summa cum laude.

1992 - 1996
Scientific co-worker at PicoQuant GmbH in Berlin.

1996 - 1997
Guest scientist at the research group of Dr. Richard Keller at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1997 - 2000
Assistant professor at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and Biosensors of Regensburg University.

14. July 2000
Habilitation in Physical Chemistry about "Fluorescence detection of single molecules in liquids and on surfaces" at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Regensburg University.

2000 - 2001
Assistant professor at the Institute for Biophysics at Linz University (Austria), and simultaneously Privatdozent (lecturer) at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Regensburg University.

2001 - 2007
Heisenberg Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - German Research Council). Head of the Single Molecule Spectroscopy Group at the Institute for Biological Information Processing IBI 1 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

2007 - 2008
Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.

Since November 2008
Professor for Biophysics / Complex Systems at the Third Institute of Physics of Georg-August-University Göttingen.