Executive committee speaker

Center for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodegeneration

Education and professional experience

Silvio Rizzoli
  • Diplom in Biology (Biochemistry), University of Bucharest, Romania, Prof. D. Mihailescu (1999-2000)
  • PhD in Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA. Year of oral exam: 2004, Prof. Dr. William J. Betz (2000-2004)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen (2004-2007)
  • Independent Group Leader, European Neuroscience Institute, Göttingen (2007-2012)
  • Research Professor, Department of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology, University Medical Center, Göttingen (2012-2014)
  • Full Professor and Department chair, Department of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology, University Medical Center, Göttingen (Since 2014)

Other activities, awards and honours

  • Since 2018: Speaker of the “German Biomedicine NanoSIMS Facility”, Göttingen
  • Since 2017: Speaker Collaborative Research Center 1286 “Quantitative Synaptology”
  • 2017-2018: Speaker Excellence Cluster 171 “Microscopy at the Nanometer Range”
  • Since 2016: Speaker center for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodegeneration (BIN), Göttingen
  • 2013: European Research Council Consolidator Grant Award
  • Since 2011: Editorial Board “Optical Nanoscopy”
  • 2010: European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator Program (prize)
  • 2008: European Research Council Starting Grant Award
  • 2005: Long-term Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
  • 2005: Long-term Postdoctoral Fellowship, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Ten most important publications

  • Kabatas S, Agüi-Gonzalez P, Saal KA, Jähne S, Opazo F, Rizzoli SO*, Phan TNN.
    Boron-containing probes for non-optical high-resolution imaging of biological samples (2019)
    Angew Chem Int Ed Engl doi: 10.1002/anie.201812032. [Epub ahead of print] *corresponding author (PubMed)
  • Saal KA, Richter F, Rehling P, Rizzoli SO (2018)
    Combined use of unnatural amino acids enables dual color super-resolution imaging of proteins via click chemistry.
    ACS Nano doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b06047. [Epub ahead of print] (PubMed)
  • Fornasiero EF, Mandad S, Wildhagen H, Alevra M, Rammner B, Keihani S, Opazo F, Urban I, Ischebeck T, Sakib MS, Fard MK, Kirli K, Centeno TP, Vidal RO, Rahman RU, Benito E, Fischer A, Dennerlein S, Rehling P, Feussner I, Bonn S, Simons M, Urlaub H, Rizzoli SO (2018)
    Precisely measured protein lifetimes in the mouse brain reveal differences across tissues and subcellular fractions.
    Nat Commun 9: 4230. (PubMed)
  • Truckenbrodt S, Maidorn M, Crzan D, Wildhagen H, Kabatas S, Rizzoli SO (2018)
    X10 expansion microscopy enables 25-nm resolution on conventional microscopes.
    EMBO Rep19: e45836. (PubMed)
  • Truckenbrodt S, Viplav A, Jähne S, Vogts A, Denker A, Wildhagen H, Fornasiero EF, Rizzoli SO (2018)
    Newly produced synaptic vesicle proteins are preferentially used in synaptic transmission.
    EMBO J 37: e98044. (PubMed)
  • Richter KN, Revelo NH, Seitz KJ, Helm MS, Sarkar D, Saleeb RS, D'Este E, Eberle J, Wagner E, Vogl C, Lazaro DF, Richter F, Coy-Vergara J, Coceano G, Boyden ES, Duncan RR, Hell SW, Lauterbach MA, Lehnart SE, Moser T, Outeiro TF, Rehling P, Schwappach B, Testa I, Zapiec B, Rizzoli SO (2018)
    Glyoxal as an alternative fixative to formaldehyde in immunostaining and super-resolution microscopy.
    EMBO J 37: 139-159. (PubMed)
  • Vreja IC, Nikić I, Göttfert F, Bates M, Kröhnert K, Outeiro TF, Hell SW, Lemke EA, Rizzoli SO (2015)
    Super-resolution microscopy of clickable amino acids reveals the effects of fluorescent protein tagging on protein assemblies.
    ACS Nano 9: 11034-11041. (PubMed)
  • Vreja IC, Kabatas S, Saka SK, Kröhnert K, Höschen C, Opazo F, Diederichsen U, Rizzoli SO (2015)
    Secondary-ion mass spectrometry of genetically encoded targets.
    Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 54: 5784-5788. (PubMed)
  • Saka SK, Honigmann A, Eggeling C, Hell SW, Lang T, Rizzoli SO (2014)
    Multi-protein assemblies underlie the mesoscale organization of the plasma membrane.
    Nat Commun 5: 4509. (PubMed)
  • Wilhelm BG, Mandad S, Truckenbrodt S, Kröhnert K, Schäfer C, Rammner B, Koo SJ, Claßen GA, Krauss M, Haucke V, Urlaub H, Rizzoli SO (2014)
    Composition of isolated synaptic boutons reveals the amounts of vesicle trafficking proteins.
    Science 344: 1023-1028. (PubMed)

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