Robert Kirmse studied biology at the University of Heidelberg. After finishing his PhD at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in 2007 and staying at the DKFZ as a postdoctoral fellow he joined the group of Andreas Hoenger at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. He then changed into industry in 2012 as a product manager and application expert for correlative microscopy at ZEISS. In 2019 he joined Leica to head the product management team for sample preparation. Robert has a broad experience in light and electron microscopy methods including correlative and cryo workflows.