Andreas   Holzenburg


Office: HCEBL 3.100
Phone: (956) 296-1556

Dr. Andreas Holzenburg

2016-current University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA) AVP for Shard Research Infrastructure/ Interim AVP for Economic Development/Professor of Biomedical Sciences 2000 – 2016 Texas A&M University (USA) Professor and Director of central core facilities, Microscopy & Imaging Center and Materials Characterization Facility • Interdisciplinary recognition, faculty member in Material Science and Engineering (since 2002) • R&D, successful research and instrumentation grants, ~10 M$ • R&D, first TEM tomography of bacteriophage-induced inner membrane holes • R&D, collaborative construction of an NLOM with spectral detection • R&D, introduced correlative imaging combining cryo-fLM with cryo-TEM • R&D, established funding for FTIR/Raman/NSOM/AFM instrumentation • Education and training of >1000 graduate students 1991 – 2000 University of Leeds (UK) Lecturer und Senior Lecturer • Manager, electron microscopy unit • R&D, introduced cryo-TEM in Leeds • Education (Biophysics, Genome Structure, Immunology, Bacterial Metabolism ) • Introduction of 600 undergraduate students to basic TEM 1990 University of Georgia, Athens (USA) Feodor-Lynen-Research Associate • Laboratory submanagement, modernisation of protein research infrastructure • R&D, Clostridium metabolism 1987 – 1989 Biozentrum, Universität Basel (Switzerland) Postdoc • R&D, collaboration with Ciba-Geigy Inc. establishing high-throughput purification of LPS-porin complexes • TEM on photosystem I

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Quantum effects
    • Brain health
    • Transmission electron microscopy
    • Protein purification, membrane protein reconstitution
    • 2D crystallisation