Kerstin Göpfrich
Kerstin GöpfrichMax Planck Research Group Leader (W2)
Biophysicist. Scientific trajectory started in Erlangen (B.Sc.), continued in Cambridge (M.Phil and Ph.D.) and Stuttgart (Marie Curie Fellow). Now leading the Biophysical Engineering Group in Heidelberg.
Ali Aghebat Rafat
Ali Aghebat RafatPostdoc
Physicist whose scientific journey covered three continents. Joined us after his PhD at TU Munich, research stays at Caltech and EPFL and his undergrad in Iran.
Yannik Dreher
Yannik DreherPhD student
Physicist. Joined Uni Heidelberg (and us!) for M.Sc. and Ph.D. after a B.Sc. in Konstanz and a research stay Canada.
Kevin Jahnke
Kevin JahnkePhD student
Physicist. First Ph.D. student of the group. Moved from the far north (Hamburg) to study in Heidelberg (B.Sc. and M.Sc.). Joined us after a research stay in Cambridge.
Tobias Abele
Tobias AbeleMaster student
Physicist. M.Sc. student in Heidelberg with research experience in biophyiscs. Animation wizzard.
Andreas Schönit
Andreas SchönitMaster student
Molecular Biotechnologist. M.Sc. student in Heidelberg.
Mai Tran
Mai TranMaster student
Biochemist. ERASMUS M.Sc. student from Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier.
Tobias Walther
Tobias WaltherMaster student
Molecular Biotechnologist. M.Sc. student in Heidelberg.
Julius Fichtler
Julius FichtlerIntern
Physicist. B.Sc. student at Uni Heidelberg and DNA origami specialist.
Vanessa Huth
Vanessa HuthIntern/MSc student
Physicist. M.Sc. student in Heidelberg.
Maja Illig
Maja IlligIntern/MSc student
Physicist. Moved from the far east (TU Dresden) over ERASMUS stay in Grenoble to Heidelberg for M.Sc.
Stefan Maurer
Stefan MaurerIntern/MSc student
Physicist. M.Sc. student in Heidelberg.

Alumni

Christoph Karfusehr, Max Planck School Matter to Life Master student, intern in the group from Oct. 2020 until April 2021. Came as a chemist, quickly turned into a physicist and moved on to do MD. Great choice and all the best!

Sarah Braun, Master student in Molecular Biotechnology in Heidelberg, intern in the group from May 2020 until Aug. 2020 and HiWi from Dec. 2020 until Feb. 2021. Became a DNA origami expert during COVID-19, now into CAR T-cells. Came back once, maybe twice? See you around!

Elizaveta Bobkova, Master student in Molecular Biotechnology (and Physics!) in Heidelberg, intern in the group from Jan. 2020 until Aug. 2020. Studied phase-separation in lipid vesicles.