Tim Maisch studied biology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He gained extensive laboratory experience working under the guidance of Professor Dr. M. Mach at the Institute of Clinical and Molecular Virology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 1997, he received his Diploma degree and achieved his Ph.D. degree with a thesis titled “Upregulation of protein expression on endothelial cells infected with human cytomegalovirus,” in 2001. Since 2002, he has been working as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Regensburg, on photodynamic inactivation of multiresistant bacteria. His main objectives are to investigate the role of singlet oxygen and oxygen consumption in photodynamic inactivation of bacteria as well as the detection of singlet oxygen directly by its luminescence. He focuses on the development of new photosensitizers for the photodynamic treatment of bacterial and fungal infections. Also, he focuses on cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) on the application of cold atmospheric plasma against microorganisms. He gained his Postdoctoral Habilitation degree, in 2009 (Venia Legendi). Tim Maisch is a Member of the American Society for Microbiology. Since 2006, he achieved several awards to support the research interest in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (e.g., PDT-2006 Award to support the research interest in photodynamic therapy and fluorescence diagnosis of skin diseases and 9th Arnold Rikli Award to support photobiological research interests of light in relation to human medicine in the future). Until now, he has 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals (December 2013).
Biography Updated on 22 February 2014