The founders of Abberior have pioneered high-resolution fluorescence microscopy since the mid-1990s. An extensive know-how has been built up covering all aspects of modern fluorescence imaging.
Dr. Gerald Donnert, the managing director of Abberior GmbH, has graduated with a thesis on spectroscopic aspects of fluorescent labels used in STED microscopy. After more than three years of management consulting experience with McKinsey&Company in international, mainly strategically focused projects in the global high-tech industry, he returned to Göttingen.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan W. Hell is the director of the Department of NanoBiophotonics at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. He is the inventor of STED and RESOLFT microscopy and founder of superresolution fluorescence microscopy as a scientific field on its own. Prof. Hell has received numerous national and international honors. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2014, further the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience 2014, the European Körber Prize 2011, the Otto Hahn Prize 2009, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2008 and the Innovation Award of the German Federal President in 2006.
Dr. Lars Kastrup, is a physical chemist who worked in the Department of NanoBiophotonics (Prof. Stefan Hell) at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen for almost 15 years. During his scientific career, he has acquired a profound knowledge in superresolution microscopy and STED microscopy in particular. At Abberior, he also contributes his extensive experience in scientific presentation and project management.
Dr. Vladimir Belov has been heading an organic chemistry group located at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. He has >25 years of experience in organic synthesis and many years in dye chemistry, among others at BASF AG and the University of Göttingen. Dr. Belov is the inventor of our caged and photoswitchable series of dyes.