Postdoctoral Researcher, German Center for Neurodegenerative DiseasesBiography
Steffen Burgold is a postdoctoral researcher with a strong focus on imaging technology and its applications at the department for translational brain research (Prof. Dr. Jochen Herms) of the German Center for Neurodegenerative diseases (DZNE) in Munich, Germany. He studied biotechnology in Jena and photonics in Berlin and gained research experience in both biotech industry (Novosom AG, Halle/Saale) as well as academia (Charité, Berlin). His PhD degree in neurobiology Mr. Burgold earned from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich where he applied his biological and technical knowledge in biomedical research of neurodegeneration. During his PhD studies he established a workflow to study the growth kinetics and genesis of β-amyloid plaques in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Jochen Herms by applying long-term in vivo two-photon microscopy in combination with advanced image analysis procedures. This work resulted in several first authorships and is currently applied in preclinical studies to investigate the efficacy of therapeutic strategies to treat Alzheimer's disease.