|Field of research||Biophysics|
|Keywords||micro- and nanoctructured biointerfaces | DNA origami | single molecule fluorescnce microscopy | T-cell activation | plasma membrane organization|
Eva Sevcsik develops micro- and nanostructured biointerfaces for studying cell- and immunobiological phenomena. Eva studied technical chemistry at Graz University of Technology, then moved into biophysics for her doctoral research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Graz, followed by postdoctoral studies at Yale University. After joining the research unit Biophysics at TU Wien as a postdoctoral associate, Eva is now an assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Wien. She is part of the “BioInterface” network at TU Wien and her research is devoted to the development and application of micro- and nanostructured biointerfaces, based e.g. on DNA origami nanostructures, to manipulate the spatial organization of membrane proteins in living cells. Using these surfaces in combination with single molecule microscopy techniques, she studies the fundamental elements of plasma membrane organization and function, with a specific interest in the molecular mechanisms governing early T cell signaling.