Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Ingmar Schoen, PhD

Ingmar Schoen

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Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
123 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2.

 +353 1 402 5062

Fax:   +353 1 402 2453


Current position:  Research Lecturer, StAR programme


Ingmar Schoen has followed an academic career bridging multiple disciplines from physics to medicine. He obtained his diploma in physics/biophysics from the Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany in 2003, and conducted his PhD in the laboratory of Prof Peter Fromherz at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry where he was working on neuroelectronic interfacing. During a short postdoc (2007-2008) in the group of Prof Dieter Braun at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich, he established an all optical method to measure fast reaction kinetics in living cells. He joined the laboratory of Applied Mechanobiology (Prof Viola Vogel) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, first as a postdoc supported by a fellowship from the German Science Foundation (DFG), then as a lecturer (2012-2017) supported by a fellowship from the Holcim Stiftung Wissen (2016). His work there was focused on developing new superresolution microscopy methods for investigating the mechanobiology of cell-matrix interactions. Ingmar joined RCSI and MCT as a StAR Research Lecturer and as a Marie Curie fellow in June 2017.

Curriculum vitae:  Curriculum Vitae

Research areas: cellular mechanics and vascular mechanobiology, cardiovascular diseases, novel platelet function tests, superresolution microscopy.

Link to research: Research 

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