Rainer Heintzmann (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

#13 — You may know Rainer Heintzmann (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) as one of the pioneers of structured illumination microscopy (SIM) but here we delve more into the man behind the science, where we discover a breath of interests including gliding, skiing, dancing and 3D printing.

Rainer’s undergraduate studies may have taken him a lengthy 6 years to complete, yet he transitioned from PhD student to group leader at King’s College London in just 5 years.

While Rainer confesses he watches too much TV, he does admit to preferring books. His bookshelf gives away a passion for fantasy with notable titles including ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘Wise Man’s fear’. Take a look and see what books can you spot!

As the topic turns to more serious discussions, we discover that an important role for a group leader is to be a mentor and look out for lab members who may be dealing with difficult issues.

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Rainer Heintzmann (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)