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.
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 AbelePhD student
Physicist. Joined us for his Master & stayed for the PhD. Animation wizzard.
Mai Tran
Mai TranMaster student
Biochemist. ERASMUS M.Sc. student from Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier.
Tobias Walther
Tobias WaltherPhD student
Molecular Biotechnologist. Joined for a Master’s, stayed for his PhD.
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.
Yiğitcan Sümbelli
Yiğitcan Sümbelli ERASMUS exchange PhD student
Biochemist. Guest researcher from Turkey.
Marlene Scheffold
Marlene ScheffoldMedical student
Intern & HiWi in the group.
Jakob Nießner
Jakob NießnerPhysics MSc student
HiWi in the group.

Alumni

Nina Hagen, Master student in Molecular Biotechnology in Heidelberg, intern in our and Ada Cavalcanti-Adam’s group group from June 2021 until Aug. 2021. Thanks for the short but productive stay!

Andreas Schönit, Master student in Molecular Biotechnology in Heidelberg, Master student in our and Ada Cavalcanti-Adam’s group from July 2020 until July 2021. Brought real cells into our research. Off to Paris for a PhD – you will be missed!

Dr. Ali Aghebat Rafat, our first post-doc from May 2021 until June 2021, biophysicist, DNA origami and AFM expert with a PhD from TUM. Ali decided to join industry after a brief but productive and fun time in the group. Now at tilibit nanosystems to make sure that we get the best scaffold!

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.