Prof. Monika Ritsch-Marte
Director of the Division for Biomedical Optics Department for Physiology and Medical Physics Medical University of Innsbruck
Prof. Ritsch-Marte received her M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Innsbruck in 1984 and her PhD in Quantum Optics from the Waikato University in New Zealand in 1988. After several PostDoc projects (Boulder/CO, Milano, Helsinki), she became the Chair of Biomedical Physics in Innsbruck in 1998, where she founded a Biomedical Optics group. Her current research interests include holographic optical tweezers, digital holographic microscopy and linear and non-linear Raman microscopy. She has received numerous research grants and awards, including an ERC Advanced Grant and the Boltzmann Award of the ÖPG. She is a member of the Austrian Academy of Science and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.