60 % of the human body is composed of water. Water is not the passive background against which biology unfolds, but rather an active participator in change. This change occurs at interfaces and in solution. To understand the molecular level details of water-related biological processes we investigate them on various length scales and with varying degrees of complexity.


Research Topics:

Water and Aqueous Solutions

Aqueous Interfaces

Lipid Droplets and Liposomes

Dynamics in Living Systems

Label-free Imaging of Mammalian Neurons



Second Harmonic Scattering

Sum Frequency Scattering

Wide-Field Multiphoton Microscopy