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Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster

KFS candidate 2020
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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Institut für Röntgenphysik

Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49(0)551 39 29429
Fax: +49(0)551 39 29430
sarah.koester@phys.uni-goettingen.de

 

Current research focus

  • Cell Mechanics and biophysics of the cytoskeleton
  • Microfluidic methods for microscopy and X-ray applications
  • Imaging of cells with X-rays

 

In the KFS, I would stand up for:

  • Interdisciplinary research at photon sources
  • Support of young scientists and new users of synchrotron radiation
  • Upgrades for photon sources
  • Communication with users of synchronous radiation

 

Scientific career

since 2017

W3 Professor, University of Göttingen

2011-2017

W2 Professor, University of Göttingen

2008-2011

W1 Professor (tenure track), University of Göttingen

2006-2008

Postdoc, Harvard University, USA

2003-2006

Dissertation, University of Ulm/MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization Göttingen

1998-2003

Study of physics, University of Ulm

 

Boards and awards

2020-2023

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Physics Center Bad Honnef (German Physical Society, DPG)

2019

EPS (European Physical Society) Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics

since 2019

Member of the board of trustees of Laser-Laboratoriums Göttingen e.V. (LLG)

since 2019

Member of the Executive Committee of the EBSA (European Biophysical Societies’ Association)

since 2019

Member of the Photon Sciences Committee (PSC), Advisory Board of Photon Research at DESY

since 2019

Member of the Board of Directors of Universitätsbund Göttingen e.V.

since 2019

Member of the board of the DFG Excellence Cluster “Multiscale Bioimaging:
From Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells”

since 2018

Fellow of the Max Planck School “Matter to Life”

since 2017

Member of the Komitees Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung

2017-2019

Speaker of the SFB 937 “Collective Behavior of Soft and Biological Matter”

2017-2019

Speaker of the Association of Biological Physics of the German Physical Society (DPG)

2016

Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC)

since 2016

Memerb of the Editorial Board of the New Journal of Physics

2015-2017

Deputy spokesperson of the Fachverband Biological Physics of the German Physical Society (DPG)

2015-2017

Member of the board of the SFB 937 “Collective Behavior of Soft and Biological Matter”

2015-2017

Member of the beamtime panel of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

2013-2015

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

since 2011

Lecturer of confidence of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2011-2017

Deputy speaker of the SFB 755 “Nanoscale Photonic Imaging”

2011

„100 women of tomorrow“ – Germany, Country of Ideas

2010

Helene-Lange-Prize of the EWE foundation

2007

Otto-Hahn-medal of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

2007

PhD prize of the Berliner-Ungewitter-Stiftung