Short CV/Education and training

  • 1961
    Born in Höchst/Vorarlberg, Austria

  • 1972 – 1980
    Gymnasium (grammar school) for modern languages 'Gallusstift' in Bregenz, Austria

  • 1980 – 1984
    Studied physics (Diplom degree) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1985 – 1988
    Doctoral studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand

  • 1989 – 1992
    Assistant in an Austrian Science Fund (FWF) research project, University of Innsbruck

  • 1992 – 1993
    Parental leave

  • 1993 – 1995
    Charlotte Bühler Habilitation (postdoctoral) Fellowship

  • 1995 – 1996
    Postdoc, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck

  • 1996 – 1998
    APART fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences

  • 1998 – 2004
    Full professor in the Department of Medical Physics within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Innsbruck

  • Since 2005
    Director of the Division of Biomedical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University

Selected publications

  • G. Thalhammer, R. Steiger, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte: Optical macro-tweezers: trapping of highly motile micro-organisms, J. Opt. 13, 044024 (6pp) (2011) [selected for Nature Research Highlights, Nature, Vol. 471, p. 551, March 2011]

  • C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte: SLM-Microscopy: what spatial light modulators can do for microscopy, Lasers and Photonics Reviews 5, 81-101 (2011)

  • C. Heinrich, A. Hofer, A. Ritsch, C. Ciardi, S. Bernet, M. Ritsch-Marte: Selective imaging of saturated and unsaturated lipids by wide-field CARS-microscopy, Opt. Express 16, 2597-2708 (2008)

    [selected for the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 3(3), March 2008]

  • S. Bernet, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, M. Ritsch-Marte: Spiral phase contrast imaging in microscopy, Opt. Express 13, 689-694 (2005)

  • M. Marte: Sub-Poissonian twin beams via competing nonlinearities, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 4815-4818 (1995)

  • P. Zoller, M. Marte, D.F. Walls: Quantum jumps in atomic systems, Phys.Rev.A 35, 198-207 (1987)


Selected projects

  • ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Investigator Grant catchIT (P247024 Coherently Advanced Tissue and Cell Holographic Imaging and Trapping), 2010 – 2015

  • Advanced Wide-field CARS Microscopy

    FWF P22085 (Austrian Science Fund), 2010 – 2013

  • Holographic laser tweezers in microscopy

    FWF Project (Austrian Science Fund) P18051-N02, 2005 – 2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International panel of experts to evaluate physics programmes at universities in the Netherlands, 2011

  • Member of the DOC/APART award committees for the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2003 – 2010

  • Member of the advisory board on policies regarding women of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF), 2006 – 2009

  • President of the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG), since 2002; board member, 2006 – 2008

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