Leadership and internal organisation
I’m a Ph.D. student at the university of Münster. I study the development of the wrapping glial cell in the nervous system of the fruitfly. As a biologist, I learned how valuable discussions with and lectures from more experienced microscopists are since preparing biological samples for TEM can be tricky. I liked the idea of starting the DGE young microscopists to facilitate the entry into the EM community for students.
I am currently a postdoc at EMAT (Antwerp, Belgium), focusing on in-situ electron microscopy and -tomography of beam-sensitive materials. Before, I obtained my Ph.D. in Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with a focus on SEM methods. Providing a platform for a vivid scientific and personal exchange among early-career microscopists in the DGE and with international students was my main motivation to initiate the DGE Young Microscopists in 2022.
Secretary and Treasurer
Raquel Aymerich Armengol
I am currently finishing my PhD in the field of Materials Chemistry at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (Düsseldorf). My research focus is to develop synthesis-structure-property relationships of nanomaterials for energy applications, with a particular interest in their stability behavior. Furthermore, I am passionate about science communication and I joined the yDGE to contribute to the development of a platform for young microscopists to share our results and build a strong network among us.
Material Sciences Co-Chair
Life Sciences Co-Chair
I am currently in my third year as a doctoral candidate. I work at the university of Bayreuth at the institute of cell biology. My research is about the ultrastructure of mitochondria. Because of that, TEM is part of my daily working routine. As an early career scientist, I joined the yDGE to get in touch with others who work on biological questions and samples using electron microscopy. Furthermore, I like the idea that with the yDGE, we can provide a good networking access for early career scientists.
Outreach and communication
Miquel Vega Paredes
I am currently pursuing my PhD at the Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung (Düsseldorf). My research focuses on studying the correlation between the structure of nanomaterials and their electrocatalytic activity. My ultimate goal is to develop better catalysts for fuel cells and electrolysers. I joined the yDGE to interact with other young researchers who share my passion for electron microscopy. I believe that this platform will help us establish strong connections and collaborations.
Md Redwanul Islam
Hoel Laurent Robert
With a solid foundation in Microbiology from University of Delhi, India, I embarked on an exciting journey to Munich, where I joined Ludwig Maximilians University for my Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I’m a passionate structural biologist dedicated to unraveling the secrets of the hidden biological world. With a strong interest in cryo-electron microscopy and machine learning-based automated segmentation, I combine advanced electron microscopy techniques with deep learning approaches to gain new insights into molecular mechanisms. Equipped with expertise in sample preparation, image acquisition, and data analysis, I aim to push the boundaries of knowledge in molecular and cellular biology.
Ajai Raj Lakshmi Nilayam
I’m a Ph.D. student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). My interest is on in-situ TEM techniques for heterogeneous catalysis. I’m drawn to yDGE as it provides the perfect platform for sharing knowledge, learning from others and fostering sound connections within the microscopy community.
Currently open positions can be found here.
First term: 03/22 to 03/23
First Speaker: Milena Hugenschmidt
Second Speaker: Johannes Müller
Secretary and Treasurer: Simone Rey
Life Sciences Co-Chair: Moritz Mayer
Communication Chair: Falk Niefind
Social Chair: Charles Otieno Ogolla