, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 719-720
Date: 18 Jun 2009

Festschrift to recognise and celebrate Christoph Cremer’s contribution to the field of biophysics on the occasion of his 65th birthday

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This special issue of the European Biophysics Journal is dedicated to Professor Christoph Cremer and is published as a festschrift on the occasion of his 65th birthday in July 2009. His contributions to the field of biophysics (high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, architecture of the cell nucleus) have been a starting point for countless ongoing research activities all over the world. With the span of topics of the articles at hand we do not aspire to give an account of his major findings let alone cover fully the scope of his areas of expertise, but rather to present an excerpt of current research related to his early work in Munich and Freiburg, Germany, and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, as well as to more recent findings within his ongoing career at Heidelberg and Maine.

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”—Sir Francis Bacon.

As expressed by Sir Francis Bacon, Christoph Cremer—as a pioneer in the field o ...

This article has been submitted as a contribution to the festschrift entitled “Uncovering cellular sub-structures by light microscopy” in honour of Professor Cremer’s 65th birthday.