Head of the Biooptics Core Facility, Divison of Neurobiochemistry, Medical University of Innsbruck
Martin Offterdinger holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Vienna. He performed his PhD in the group of Thomas Grunt in Vienna, where he was working in cancer research on erbB receptors. From 2001 to 2005 he did his postdoc at EMBL-Heidelberg in the group of Philippe I. Bastiaens, using frequency-domain FLIM and ratiometric FRET assays in order to study the phosphorylation of EGFR and other members of the erbB receptor family advanced fluorescence.
End 2005, Martin joined the Medical University of Innsbruck as an independent scientist in the department of Cell Biology (Prof. Lukas A. Huber). Here, he was trying to understand the underlying mechanisms that lead to nuclear localisation of erbB transmembrane receptors. Since 2009, Martin is heading the Core facility Biooptics of the Medical University of Innsbruck that is a part of the Divison of Neurobiochemistry. His current work is focused on user training and education, image analysis and optimizing advanced microscopy methods within the facility.