I am a PhD student in Bonnie Murphy’s group. Previously, I studied Physics in Berlin (Free University) and in Frankfurt (Goethe University). During the research for my master’s thesis in the group of Werner Kühlbrandt, I fell in love with the elegant and powerful technique of cryoEM, becoming fascinated by how something so elemental to physics as accelerating, scattering, and detecting electrons can give us detailed visual information – and thereby knowledge – of some of the most intricate and relevant biological processes. I am especially interested in method development and image processing but really just enjoy any work around these beautiful microscopes.

Olivia Pfeil-Gardiner Publications

Journal Article (2)

Journal Article
Watanabe, T.; Pfeil-Gardiner, O.; Kahnt, J.; Koch, J.; Shima, S.; Murphy, B. J.: Three-megadalton complex of methanogenic electron-bifurcating and CO2-fixing enzymes. Science 373 (6559), pp. 1151 - 1156 (2021)
Journal Article
Pfeil-Gardiner, O.; Mills, D. J.; Vonck, J.; Kuehlbrandt, W.: A comparative study of single-particle cryo-EM with liquid-nitrogen and liquid-helium cooling. IUCrJ 6, pp. 1099 - 1105 (2019)

Thesis - Master (1)

Thesis - Master
Pfeil-Gardiner, O.: Comparing liquid helium and liquid nitrogen cooling for high-resolution cryo-EM of a test specimen. Master, 43 pp., Fachbereich Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (2019)
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