Dr. Daniela Täuber received her PhD from TU Chemnitz in 2011 using single molecule tracking (SMT) and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) to study diffusion and intermolecular forces in confined soft matter in the Optical Spectroscopy and Molecular Physics group of Christian von Borczyskowski. Within her PhD project a joint research project (2009/10) DAAD/MinCyT DA0807 with C. von Borczyskowski, TU Chemnitz, and B. Araóz, and P.F. Aramendía, Photochemistry Group, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, allowed her to start international networking including 4 months research visit in Buenos Aires.

Due to family reasons she remained in the group focusing on understanding structure and dynamics in thin liquid crystal films, for which she developed an application of FCS at mirror interfaces enabling a vertical resolution below 100 nm. After the retirement of her supervisor in 2012, she continued her research under Michael Schulz, the deputy head of the group Sensorics and Cognition Psychology, which had been initiated by Christian von Borczyskowski, and where she also engaged in teaching.

In 2014 a personal research grant (DFG-TA 1049/1) allowed her to join the Single Molecule Spectroscopy group of Ivan Scheblykin at Lund University in Sweden, where she focused on the investigation of photophysics and micro and nano-structure of conjugated polymers for organic photovoltaics using 2-dimensional polarization imaging (2D POLIM), and continued a project on investigation of early aggregation of GFP-labeled human-alpha-synuclein in models of Parkinson’s disease ex vivo. She continued her stay to 09/17 by a Scholarship from Lund University.

In October 2017 she joined the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany. In 2018 she started collaborations with research groups at the Jena University Hospital. In particular, an access grant by Laserlab Europe for using 2D POLIM in collaboration with Ivan Scheblykin in Lund showed promising results contributing to understanding pathways and therapy of systemic infection, paving grounds for her DFG project Live2DPOLIM (06/20-09/23). In July 2018 she was invited as expert on nanospectroscopy tools (fluorescence microscopy/spectroscopy and photo-induced force microscopy) by the European Commission at the TAIEX Regional Workshop on Biomedical Engineering - Nanotechnology in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the context of support for scientific development of the Balkan Countries.

Since December 2019 Daniela Täuber's research team BioPOLIM is hosted in the Heintzmann Lab at the Leibniz-IPHT & FSU Jena. Her research focus is on implementation and further development of polarization resolved fluorescence microscopy and complementary label-free methods for Nano IR spectroscopic imaging (NanIR) for nanoscale structure evaluation in the Life Sciences.

From 12/19 - 05/20 her research and the further development of her research career was funded by a scholarship for female postdocs by the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in the context of Thuringia's program of support for female junior researchers and junior artists. Since June 2020 the DFG has been funding her project Live2DPOLIM on further development and implementation of 2D polarisation resolved fluorescence imaging and complementary Nano IR spectroscopic imaging for biomedical research at the Leibniz-IPHT (DFG-TA 1049/2). Daniela Täuber participated in the Mentoring Program of the UniBUND Halle-Jena-Leipzig providing support for career development of female postdocs (06/20-06/22). She  currently is also working on her Habilitation from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at FSU Jena.

Since Oct. 22 she has been deputy head of the chair for Photonic Nanomaterials at FSU Jena (80-50% responsible).

A full list of her publications can be found on the BioPOLIM team page:
Daniela Täuber's research team profile: http://biopolim.de/

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