Postdoctoral Researcher, Electron Microscopy Specialist
Department “Martin Beck: Molecular Sociology”, Electron Microscopy Facility
has a background in physics and he became interested in biophysics and microscopy during his studies at the Delft University of Technology. During his PhD at the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, he developed novel methods for cryo-correlative light- and electron microscopy, specifically super-resolution fluorescence microscopy on cryo-samples. Maarten then managed the cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) facility at University of Edinburgh, thereby broadening his experience in cryo-EM, specifically in single-particle analysis. He has experience in facility-management, user training and scientific collaborations with researchers in various scientific projects.
After a brief stay of 6 months as an EM specialist in the electron microscopy (EM) facility, he switched back to having his own research project in the group of Molecular Sociology of Martin Beck at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics. He is now working on cryo-tomography, and as part of his project collects large tomographic datasets on FB-milled lamella.