Joerg Wamser - Managing Director
Joerg started his career at the BMW Group in international manufacturing and product management. After spending 2 years in the US for his MBA studies, he joined Fraunhofer Venture, the technology transfer organization of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. From 2010 he was founder and managing director of the Max-Planck spinoff company KonTEM, that pioneered in the field of phase plate systems in cryo transmission electron microscopy. In 2014, KonTEM was acquired by FEI Company, a then NASDAQ-listed leading electron microscope manufacturer (now part of NYSE-listed Thermo Fisher). Joerg holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University and has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Holger Stark
In 1997, Holger graduated with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Fritz-Haber-Institute in Berlin. After assignments at Imperial College London and at the University of Marburg, he became reasearch group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysical Chemistry (MPIBPC) in Goettingen in 2000. Since 2008 he is also Professor for molecular cryo electron microscopy at the University of Goettingen. In 2015, he was appointed as a Director at the MPIBPC. He received numerous awards for his research, amongst others the Ernst-Ruska award.
Dr. Ashwin Chari
Ashwin studied Biology at ETH Zurich, with specialization in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wuerzburg. From 2010 to 2016 he was a DFG project group leader in the lab of Holger Stark in Goettingen. Since 2016, he is group leader in the department of Structural Dynamics headed by Holger Stark.
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