- Department / Institute
- Chair for Photonics and Optoelectronics (PhoG)
- Subject area
- Optics / Membrane Biophysics
- Name of supervisor
- PD Dr. Theobald Lohmueller
- Number of open positions
- Project title
- Optics on Biomembranes
- Language requirements
- Fluency in English
- Academic requirements
- 4-year Bachelor's; Master's degree in Physics with very good results; applicants holding a Master's degree in Material Science or (Physical) Chemistry may be required to complete additional courses within the LMU Physics Master’s program; experience in biophysics, microscopy, solid state physics, and physical chemistry
- Study model
- Full doctoral study model: 36 or 48 months
Our research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of optical tools designed to explore and manipulate biological systems using light. These tools include photo-switchable molecules and fluorescent / plasmonic particles that are suitable for biophysical applications.
Amongst our activities, we investigate how particles can be employed for enhanced biosensing, single molecule Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy, optical tweezer manipulation, and localized heat generation. Furthermore, we utilize light-sensitive molecules to achieve optical control over essential membrane functions, such as fluidity and permeability in lipid bilayer membranes.
For information can be found on the Chair for Photonics and Optoelectronics' website.