Keynote & Invited Speakers

Find out who the keynote and invited speakers are at elmi2024

Keynote Speaker 

Ralf Jungmann

Ralf Jungmann

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Talk Title: Localizomics: towards spatial omics using DNA-based super-resolution microscopy

Ralf Jungmann is a professor for Experimental Physics at LMU Munich and Max Planck Fellow at the MPI of Biochemistry in Martinsried. Jungmann studied physics at Saarland University and received his PhD in 2010 from the TU Munich. He then became an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University before joining LMU and MPIB.

Jungmann and his team are widely recognised for their ground-breaking developments and applications of DNA-based fluorescence microscopy, namely DNA-PAINT. DNA-PAINT is a super-resolution microscopy technique that uses short, transient DNA-DNA interactions to provide unrivalled spatial resolution and multiplexing. The method employs complementary DNA strand binding, allowing researchers to visualise cellular structures and molecules with precision previously thought unattainable. DNA-PAINT has unlocked new potentials in diverse scientific realms, from unravelling intricate biological processes at the molecular level to aiding advancements in material science and biomedicine. In two of his latest breakthrough studies, Jungmann and his team achieved Ångström-resolution fluorescence microscopy and spatial proteomics at single protein resolution in neurons, unravel the Mode of Action of monoclonal antibodies in cancer in the first study and uncovering a novel type of synapse in the latter.

Jungmann's contributions have been acknowledged with numerous awards. Furthermore, his work has fostered international collaborations and stimulated a new generation of researchers to think creatively about the applications of nanotechnology in the life sciences.

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Invited Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers include:

Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia

Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia

University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Sophie Brasselet

Sophie Brasselet

Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix Marseille Université, France

Susan Cox

Susan Cox

King’s College London

Michelle Frei

Michelle Frei

University of California, San Diego, USA & ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Na Ji

Na Ji

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Alexander Johnson

Alexander Johnson

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Florian Jug

Florian Jug

Fondazione Human Technopole, Italy

Steven F. Lee

Steven F. Lee

University of Cambridge, UK

Heba Sailem

Heba Sailem

King's College London, UK

Erdinc Sezgin

Erdinc Sezgin

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Jim Swoger

Jim Swoger

EMBL Barcelona, Spain

Laura Wiggins

Laura Wiggins

University of Sheffield, UK