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Dr. rer. nat. Christian Steinhauer


Curriculum Vitae

since 2011

Molecular Machines & Industries

since 2007

PhD student in the group of Prof. Philip Tinnefeld, now TU Braunschweig


Diploma thesis at the Department of Applied Laser Physics and Laser Spectroscopy, University of Bielefeld under supervision of Prof. Dr. Markus Sauer

Topic of Diploma Thesis: “Use of the protein tags AviTag and SnapTag for labeling the photoswitchable fluorescent protein Dronpa for increased resolution optical microscopy”

2005 - 2006

Research Technical Officer at the Extracellular Matrix Research Laboratory, Department of Genetic Medicine, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

2002 - 2007

Studies in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Bielefeld and the University of Adelaide



since 2008

Scholarship of the IKD-NBT (Elitenetwork of Bavaria)


Imaging and Positioning of Objects at the Nanoscale
Dissertation, LMU Munich (2011) Thesis..


I. H. Stein, C. Steinhauer and P. Tinnefeld
"Single-Molecule Four-Color FRET Visualizes Energy-Transfer Paths on DNA Origami."
JACS, 133 (12), (incl. Cover Figure) (2011)

C. Steinhauer, C. Forthmann, R. Jungmann, J. Vogelsang, F. C. Simmel and P. Tinnefeld:
"Nanoscopy using localization and temporal separation of fluorescence from single-molecules."
Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation. Springer

R. Jungmann, C. Steinhauer, M. Scheible, A. Kuzyk, P. Tinnefeld, and F. C. Simmel:
"Single-molecule kinetics and super-resolution microscopy by fluorescence imaging of transient binding on dna origami."
Nano Lett, 10, 4756 (2010)

J. Vogelsang, C. Steinhauer, C. Forthman, I. H. Stein, B. Person, T. Cordes,P. Tinnefeld:
"Make them Blink: Probes for Super-Resolution Microscopy"
ChemPhysChem 11:2475-2490 (2010)

J. Vogelsang, T. Cordes, C. Steinhauer, C. Forthmann and P. Tinnefeld:
"Intrinsically resolution enhancing probes for confocal microscopy."
Nano Letters, 10:672-679 (2010)

T. Cordes, M. Strackharn, S. W. Stahl, W. Summerer, C. Steinhauer, C. Forthmann, E. M. Puchner, J. Vogelsang, H. E. Gaub and P. Tinnefeld:
"Resolving single-molecule assembled patterns with superresolution blink-microscopy."
Nano Letters, 10:645-651, (2010)

J. Vogelsang, T. Cordes, C. Forthmann, C. Steinhauer and P. Tinnefeld:
"Controlling the fluorescence of ordinary oxazine dyes for single-molecule switching and superresolution microscopy"
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 106(20):8107-8112, (2009)

B. Person, I. H. Stein, C. Steinhauer, J. Vogelsang and P. Tinnefeld:
"Correlated movement and bending of nucleotide acid structures visualized by multicolor single-molecule spectroscopy"
ChemPhysChem, 10(9-10):1455-1460, (2009)

C. Steinhauer, R. Jungmann, T. L. Sobey, F. C. Simmel and P. Tinnefeld:
"DNA origami as a nanoscopic ruler for super-resolution microscopy"
Angew Chem Int Ed, (DOI: 10.1002/anie.200903308), (2009)

T. Cordes, I. H. Stein, C. Forthmann, C. Steinhauer, M. Walz, W. Summerer, B. Person, J. Vogelsang and P. Tinnefeld:
"Controlling the emission of organic dyes for high sensitivity and superresolution microscopy"
Proc SPIE, 7367:73671D, (2009)

C. Steinhauer, R. Jungmann, T. L. Sobey, F. C. Simmel and P. Tinnefeld:
"DNA-Origami als Nanometerlineal für die superauflösende Mikroskopie"
Angewandte Chemie, 14. Okt. (2009)

J. Vogelsang, R. Kasper, C. Steinhauer, B. Person, M. Heilemann, M. Sauer and P. Tinnefeld:
"A reducing and oxidizing system minimizes photobleaching and blinking of fluorescent dyes"
Angew Chem Int Ed, 47(29):5465-5469 (including cover picture). (2008)

C. Steinhauer, C. Forthmann, J. Vogelsang and P. Tinnefeld:
"Superresolution Microscopy on the Basis of Engineered Dark States"
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130 (50), pp 16840 (2008)