Joerg Wamser - Managing Director & Founder
Joerg started his career in 2002 at the BMW Group. After his MBA studies he joined Fraunhofer Venture, the technology transfer organization of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. In 2010 he became founder and managing director of the Max-Planck spinoff company KonTEM, that pioneered in the field of phase plate systems in cryo electron microscopy. In 2014, KonTEM was acquired by FEI Company, a then NASDAQ-listed leading electron microscope manufacturer - now itself part of Thermo Fisher. Joerg holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Holger Stark - Founder
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 - Founder
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 heading the project group "Structural Biochemistry and Mechanisms" at the MPIBPC.
Dr. David Haselbach - Method development
Dr. Jan-Martin Kirves - Method development
Jan-Erik Schliep - Method application
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