Andrew will work closely withand integrate existing instruments and methods into the new microscopy unit. Another important task will be establishing the microscopy unit at the new BIMSB site in Berlin-Mitte.
Andrew Woehler is from Phoenix, Arizona and studied biomedical engineering Arizona State University. In 2010, he got his PhD about Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) at the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen in the lab of Evgeni Ponimaskin. Then, he worked as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and from 2013 on led his own research group in the cluster of excellence “”.
In his research, Andrew combined multiple FRET sensors for simultanious real-time imaging of the activity and localisation of different intracellular processes . He also established a high-throughput system that visualized the electrophysical properties of cardiomyocytes with the help of voltage-sensitive dyes. Recently, he published a paper in Science about the imaging of the electrochemical gradient inside single synaptic vesicles .
 Woehler, A. (2013): „“ PLoS One 8, e61096.
 Farsi Z., Preobraschenski J., van den Bogaart G., Riedel D., Jahn R., Woehler A. (2016): „“, Science 351(6276):981-4