Johannes Hohlbein

Topic: Agriculture & Food

Johannes Hohlbein, Dr. rer. nat.
Wageningen University & Research

Applications of fluorescence super-resolution microscopy in food research


Whereas the biomedical field has been quickly adopting techniques that allow overcoming the diffraction barrier of optical fluorescence microscopy, applications in food-related research are just emerging. We will report on our progress in two areas: Live cell imaging in Lactococcus Lactis and super-resolution imaging of oil/water interfaces in food emulsions.


After obtaining a Ph.D. in Physics (2008, MLU Halle-Wittenberg), Johannes Hohlbein worked as a postdoc in Oxford before joining the Laboratory of Biophysics at Wageningen University & Research as an assistant professor in 2012. His lab uses of single-molecule spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy to study DNA-protein interactions and food materials.