Dr. Ulrike Boehm

Physicist, Optical Scientist, & Data Scientist

Main focus: Optics and Photonics

Twitter handle: @ulrike_boehm

Website/blog: http://ulrikeboehm.org/

Languages: English, German

City: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Topics: women in science, data science, gender equality, physics

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Ulrike is a Physicist, Optical Scientist, & Data Scientist. She has over ten years of experience in microscope building, running of advanced light microscopy equipment, data/image analysis in particular analysis of advanced light microscopy data, including super-resolution and single-molecule analysis and correlative light and electron microscopy techniques, and development of novel image acquisition/analysis schemes and workflows.

She studied Physics at the Technical University in Munich and did her master studies in the laboratory of Wolfgang Baumeister in Martinsried/Munich on correlative cryo-FM/EM microscopy at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. Afterward, she joined Stefan Hell’s laboratory in Goettingen at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. There, her Ph.D. studies were focused on combining two advanced light microscope technologies (4Pi-RESOLFT nanoscopy). After her Ph.D. in Physics, she joined the NIH/NCI in Bethesda as a postdoctoral fellow to develop and combine imaging and bio-molecular techniques to understand how gene expression works (single-molecule imaging, transcription imaging).

Currently, she works as a research specialist at the Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA, USA. Here, she designs, builds, and modifies advanced light microscopes (lattice light-sheet microscope, iPALM, MOSAIC, SiMView, etc.), consults and assists (inter)national visitors with their imaging sessions at AIC scopes and their respective data management and analysis workflows, organizes and teaches imaging/microscopy workshops and further develops / implements image/data analysis strategies for users from around the world. Furthermore, she is a huge advocate for open science/education and women/diversity in science.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Ganz oben wird die Luft dünn - Ist deutsche Spitzenforschung zu männlich?

Im alpha-Forum extra von der 66. Tagung der Nobelpreisträger in Lindau spricht Moderatorin Sabrina Staubitz mit der Bundesbildungsministerin Johanna Wanka und Wissenschaftlerinnen aus verschiedenen Fachdisziplinen.

This talk is in: German
Press talk at #LiNo16 about Women in Science with Takaaki Kajita, Helga Nowotny, Ayesha Azez, and Ulrike Boehm

Aimed at the accredited journalists, select media partners of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will present a “press talk” to cover topical issues of wide interest. A panel of Nobel Laureates, young scientists, and expert guests will discuss the given topic with each other and then take questions from the audience.

This talk is in: English