Sarah Köster

Co-proposer : Tim Salditt  

Sarah Köster studied physics at the University of Ulm, Germany, and performed PhD research work at the University of Ulm, Boston University and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany. In 2006, she received her PhD from the University of Göttingen. After a postdoctoral period at Harvard University, USA, she returned to Göttingen, where she leads the group “Cellular Biophysics” at the Institute for X-Ray Physics. She is a full professor since 2017 and received an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2016.

The research work of the Köster group is centered around understanding the relation between molecular architecture of cytoskeletal elements, mesoscale structure formation and cellular mechanics, dynamics and function. The main goal of the PSCM partnership is the further development of innovative x-ray based imaging methods for cells, including state-of-the art sample environments based on microfluidic techniques. 

Copyright of the photo : Öffentlichkeitsarbeit Universität Göttingen / Klein und Neumann, Iserlohn