SSB Lab visitor: Dr. Adrian Nievergelt

18 October, 2023

This week, the SSB group hosted Dr. Adrian Nievergelt from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden, Germany) at KAUST.

Dr. Adrian Nievergelt is an engineer in the broadest sense, intrigued by every facet of engineering—from electronics to biology. He pursued studies in mechanical engineering, followed by micro- and nanosystems engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). After completing his master's research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he returned to Switzerland to earn his doctorate at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). For his doctoral project, he designed and built systems for high-speed atomic force microscopy, enabling the real-time observation of protein dynamics at molecular resolution. He later joined the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, where he is presently delving into the genetics, structural biology, physiology, and metabolism of the green alga Chlamydomonas.

At KAUST, Dr. Adrian Nievergelt discussed possible collaborations with SSB lab members and presented his current research to the BESE Division as part of the BioE seminar series in a talk entitled "From live imaging of proteins to intracellular superstructures and their dynamics: Tales of a small alga with a wide reach".

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