Ms. Sarah Raffelberg







Sarah Raffelberg M.Sc.

Max-Planck-Institute for chemical energy conversion
Prof. Gärtner
Stiftstraße 34-36
45470 Mülheim/Ruhr
Phone 0208-3063676

Mini Academic CV

University degrees:

First degree or intermediate examination:

  • B.Sc."Water Science" 2007
    Focus on: Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Water chemistry, Analytics.
    Bachelor thesis: Institute for Water Research GmbH, Dortmund, Germany: Evaluation of fluorescent dyes for the quantitative proof of total cell count in different waters.

Second degree and/or intermediate examination:

  • M.Sc. "Water Science" 2009
    Focus on: Microbiology, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Water treatment.
    Master thesis: Alfred - Wegener - Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Biological Institute Helgoland: Characterisation of potentially pathogenic Vibrio spp. in the German Bight.


  • Losi A, Gärtner W, Raffelberg S, Cella Zanacchi F, Bianchini P, Diaspro A, Mandalari C, Abbruzzetti S, Viappiani C. 2012: A photochromic bacterial photoreceptor with potential for super-resolution microscopy. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2012 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Raffelberg S, Mansurova M, Gärtner W, Losi A. 2011: Modulation of the photocycle of a LOV domain photoreceptor by the hydrogen-bonding network. J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Apr 13;133(14):5346-56.
  • Oberbeckmann S, Wichels A, Maier T, Kostrzewa M, Raffelberg S, Gerdts G 2011: A polyphasic approach for the differentiation of environmental Vibrio isolates from temperate waters. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2011 Jan;75(1):145-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00998.x


  • 2008: travel grant of the University Duisburg-Essen, Department of Analytical Chemistry to Irkutsk State University, Siberia, Russia.
  • 2009 - 2012: scholarship of the Max-Planck-Society
  • 2012: travel grant of the DAAD to Parma, Italy
  • 2012: "Biostruct" scholarship of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

BioStruct PhD project


Topic Supervisor:

Prof. Dr. W. Gärtner

Complementary Supervisor:

undefinedProf. Dr. Karl-Erich Jaeger, Institute for for molekular Enzymtechnologie, Smits Group

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