I have worked for ~10 years in the field of single molecule imaging. Using a tool called 'Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy', I was able to study chemical reactions on surfaces one-molecule-at-a-time. I recently extended the use of such microscope to determine structures of carbohydrate-decorated proteins and lipids - also known as glycoconjugate - as they are key molecules in many biological functions - and dysfunctions.
I started my PhD in 2013 at the University of Toronto under Prof. John C. Polanyi (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 1986). Graduated in 2018, I joined Prof. Klaus Kern at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany as Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow. Since 2023, I have started my own research group funded by the European Research Council.