Synopsis of research lines:
The biophysics group at the Institute of Applied Physics, TU Wien, uses advanced high-resolution single molecule imaging as a means to measure the nanoscopic organization of the plasma membrane. In the last years, Prof. Schütz has focused his research towards a functional understanding of plasma membrane nanostructures during T cell activation. Currently, the group consists of 4 postdocs, 7 PhD students, and 1 technician. Four single molecule microscopy systems are available, which allow for imaging modes such as TIR excitation, high speed tracking (submilliseconds time resolution), multi-color microscopy, superresolution microscopy (PALM, STORM), and single molecule FRET on live cells.
Time-correlated appearance of localizations in superresolution microscopy images