We are extremely happy to introduce you to our first foreign colleague and the newest assistant professor at the Department of Biochemistry Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Heiner Gorris.
Hans studied biology at the University of Münster (Germany) and received his PhD from the University of Lübeck (Germany). He joined the lab of David Walt at Tufts University (USA) as a postdoctoral fellow to work on single-molecule enzyme assays. From 2009–2020, Hans established his third-party funded research group at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and Biosensors, University of Regensburg (Germany), completed his habilitation thesis in 2015 and was subsequently received into the prestigious Heisenberg Program (2016–2020) of the German Research foundation (DFG). Hans was also the chair and coordinator of a European COST Action The European Upconversion Network - From the Design of Photon-upconversion Nanoparticles to Biomedical Applications (2014–2018) and a co-founder of the international UPCON conference series.
You can meet Hans during your studies of biochemistry by joining his new lecture on Immunochemical technologies starting next spring. Hans’ research interests include background-free luminescent immunoassays based on UCNPs with single-molecule readout (digital assays) as well as new methods for investigating enzyme mechanisms at the single-molecule level. If you are interested in a state-of-the-art topic at the interface of (analytical) biochemistry and nanotechnology don’t hesitate to contact Hans.
Based on his long-term international cooperations, it was only a small step and a great pleasure for Hans to join the Department of Biochemistry at MU in August 2021.
There are currently several topics for bachelor’s theses, master’s theses or a PhD project such as: