Epigenetics meets superresolution light microscopy

Christoph Cremer

Positions held

  • Since 2015: Research Associate, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz
  • Since 2013: Honorary Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz
  • Since 2011: Group Leader, Instute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz
  • Since 2005: Director, Biophysics of Genome Structure, Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, University of Heidelberg
  • 2005-2007: Deputy Director, Kirchhoff-Institute of Physics, University of Heidelberg
  • 1999-2009: Senate Member, University of Heidelberg
  • 1983-2011: Professor of Applied Optics & Information Processing, University of Heidelberg
  • 1983-1999: Managing/Deputy Director, Institute of Applied Physics I, University of Heidelberg
  • 1970-1983: Staff Scientist, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Freiburg


  • 1983: Habilitation, University of Freiburg
  • 1976: PhD in Biophysics and Genetics, University of Freiburg
  • 1970: Diploma in Physics, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Recent publications by Christoph Cremer

Boyd PS, Struve N, Bach M, Eberle JP, Gote M, Schock F, Cremer C, Kriegs M and Hausmann M (2016). Clustered localization of EGFRvIII in glioblastoma cells as detected by high precision localization microscopy. Nanoscale, 8, 20037-20047

Cremer C and Birk U (2016). Perspectives in super-resolved fluorescence microscopy: What comes next? Front Phys, 4, 1-11 

Lopez Perez R, Best G, Nicolay NH, Greubel C, Rossberger S, Reindl J, Dollinger G, Weber KJ, Cremer C and Huber PE (2016). Superresolution light microscopy shows nanostructure of carbon ion radiation-induced DNA double-strand break repair foci. FASEB J, 30, 2767-2776

Moser F, Hildenbrand G, Müller P, Al Saroori A, Biswas A, Bach M, Wenz F, Cremer C, Burger N, Veldwijk MR and Hausmann M (2016). Cellular uptake of gold nanoparticles and their behavior as labels for localization microscopy. Biophys J, 110, 947-953

Neumann J, Scherhag A, Otten S, Shen F, Leifke AL, Birk U, Greb C, Lucas K and Cremer C (2016). Chronic inflammation under the microscope. Micros Today, 24, 38-45

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