Marta Urbańska, former PhD student of Professor Guck, awarded with Dresden Physics 2022 Doctoral Award

On Jan. 31, 2023, the Physics Faculty of the Technical University (TU) of Dresden awarded two female scientists with the Dresden Physics 2022 Doctoral Award sponsored by Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.

One of the two laureates, Dr. Marta Urbańska, received the award for her dissertation "Single-cell mechanical phenotyping across timescales and cell state transitions", which was supervised by Professor Jochen Guck and performed at the Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) of TU Dresden, where Professor Guck held a position as a university professor before transitioning to his current role as a director of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light. The award recognizes her scientific work at the frontier of single cell mechanical characterization across time scales and cell state transitions, and her basic scientific findings with regard to the turning cell mechanics from a correlative phenomenological parameter to a controllable property. Currently, Dr. Marta Urbańska is conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge.

Picture (© Crispin-Iven Mokry): Dean of the faculty of Physics, Prof. Carsten Timm (on the left), Dr. Marta Urbańska (middle), Chairman of the Award Committee, Prof. Roland Ketzmerick (right)


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