Cornelia Holler, M.Sc.

  • Doctoral Student
  • Room: A.3.252
  • Telephone: +49 9131 7133362
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In my studies, I am using interferometric scattering microscopy for tracking the mobility of single proteins in order to reveal and characterize nanoscale interactions with and dynamics within the plasma membrane of living cells. Revealing these dynamics grants insights into diseases associated with altered membrane organization and function. In addition, I am interested in developing nanofluidic-based research tools for innovative single-cell studies combined with advanced microscopy techniques.

I was born in Germany where I completed a Bachelors program in Biology in 2015, followed by a Masters program on “Cell and molecular biology” in 2018, both at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen. For my Masters work I was awarded the “Fritz und Maria Hofmann-Preis”and the “Masterpreis of the Department Biology”, respectively.

In 2019, I started my doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen in the group of Prof. Dr. Vahid Sandoghdar. In my work, I focus on interferometric scattering-based particle tracking on living cells. In addition, I am also developing nanofluidic research tools to enable new avenues for single-cell investigations with advanced microscopy techniques.

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