Dr. Markus D├╝rrenberger retired at the end of May 2023 after 37 years at the University of Basel.

His heart beat for microscopy and ultra-rapid freeze drying. His passion for microbiological research was unmistakable. Thanks to his inventive abilities, he has also earned the reputation of the "great inventor". He was an expert in the field of electron microscopy and developed new methods and technologies that have proven themselves still today.

Markus D├╝rrenberger was most recently the head of the Nano Imaging Lab and was primarily responsible for equipping our laboratory with the latest TEM and SEM technology.

We would like to thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his level-headed nature and willingness to help in all matters and wish him all the best for his well-deserved retirement.