Prof. Dr. Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus

Project Leader A06, Z02

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Applied Physics
Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1
76131 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus

Professional Career

since 2009

Full Professor (W3) and Director

Institute of Applied Physics, KIT, Karlsruhe

since 1997

Adjunct Professor

Physics/Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1996 – 2009

Full Professor (C4) and Director

Institute of Biophysics, University of Ulm

1999

Visiting Professor

with Prof. Steve Chu, Stanford University, USA

1996 – 1997

Associate Professor

Physics/Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1992 - 1996

Assistant Professor

Physics/Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1991

Vis. Res. Asst. Professor

Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1990

Postdoc

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1988 - 1989

Postdoc

Universities of Münster and Mainz

1988

Dr. rer. nat.

Physical Chemistry, University of Münster, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Fritz Parak

1983

Diploma in Physics

University of Münster, Germany

Achievements & Awards

since 2012

Member

Committee for the Allocation of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Awards, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2012 - 2020

Member

Board of Directors, Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership (HEiKA)

2012 - 2015

Vice Dean

Faculty of Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

2011

Excellence in Teaching Award

Faculty of Physics (Fakultätslehrpreis), KIT

2011 - 2012

Vice President

German Biophysical Society (DGfB)

2009 - 2010

President

German Biophysical Society (DGfB)

2008 - 2014

Council Member

International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)

2008 - 2016

Member,

Grant Review Board “Foundations of Biology and Medicine, Section 1:Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology and Bioinformatics” (DFG)

2007 - 2011

Spokesman

Conference of Physics Departments in Germany (KFP)

2007 - 2011

Executive Board Member

for Higher Education and Junior Scientists, German Physical Society (DPG)

2006

Cooperation Prize Science-Industry

University of Ulm

2005 - 2008

Chairman of Commission C6 (Biological Physics)

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

2005 - 2006

Vice Dean

Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Ulm

2003

Fellow

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2002 - 2005

Secretary of Commission C6 (Biological Physics)

IUPAP

2001

Fellow

Institute of Physics (IoP, London)

1998

Fellow

American Physical Society (APS)

1994

Fellow

Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois

1990 - 1991

Feodor Lynen Fellow

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

1988

Ph. D. Prize

University of Münster

Publications

Genetically encodable fluorescent protein markers in advanced optical imaging

Nienhaus K, Nienhaus GU. Methods Appl Fluoresc. 2022 Jun 29. doi: 10.1088/2050-6120/ac7d3f. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 35767981

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Two plus one is almost three: a fast approximation for multi-view deconvolution

Hüpfel M, Fernández Merino M, Bennemann J, Takamiya M, Rastegar S, Tursch A, Holstein TW, Nienhaus GU. Biomed Opt Express. 2021 Dec 7;13(1):147-158. doi: 10.1364/BOE.443660. eCollection 2022 Jan 1. PMID: 35154860

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Super-resolution RNA imaging using a rhodamine-binding aptamer with fast exchange kinetics

Sunbul M, Lackner J, Martin A, Englert D, Hacene B, Grün F, Nienhaus K, Nienhaus GU, Jäschke A. Nat Biotechnol. 2021 Jun;39(6):686-690. doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-00794-3. Epub 2021 Feb 11.
PMID: 33574610

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Measuring ligand-cell surface receptor affinities with axial line-scanning fluorescence correlation spectroscopy

Eckert AF, Gao P, Wesslowski J, Wang X, Rath J, Nienhaus K, Davidson G, Nienhaus GU. Elife. 2020 May 22;9:e55286.

PMID: 32441251

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Lef1 regulates caveolin expression and caveolin dependent endocytosis, a process necessary for Wnt5a/Ror2 signaling during Xenopus gastrulation

Puzik K, Tonnier V, Opper I, Eckert A, Zhou L, Kratzer MC, Noble FL, Nienhaus GU, Gradl D. Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 30;9(1):15645. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-52218-1. PMID: 31666627

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Wnt/PCP controls spreading of Wnt/β-catenin signals by cytonemes in vertebrates

Mattes B, Dang Y, Greicius G, Kaufmann LT, Prunsche B, Rosenbauer J, Stegmaier J, Mikut R, Özbek S, Nienhaus GU, Schug A, Virshup DM, Scholpp S. Elife. 2018 Jul 31;7. PMID:30060804

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Background suppression in fluorescence nanoscopy with stimulated emission double depletion

Gao, P., B. Prunsche, L. Zhou, K. Nienhaus, and G.U. Nienhaus. 2017.  Nat Photon. 11:163-169.

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Dual-color dual-focus line-scanning FCS for quantitative analysis of receptor-ligand interactions in living specimens

Dörlich RM, Chen Q, Niklas Hedde P, Schuster V, Hippler M, Wesslowski J, Davidson G, Nienhaus GU. Sci Rep. 2015 May 7;5:10149. doi: 10.1038/srep10149. PMID: 25951521

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