The Team

More than 75 years of combined expertise in AUC

Dr. Kistian Schilling

Kristian studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg. He attained his Master’s degree in the group of Prof. Horst Weller on the topic “Photosensibilisation and Characterisation of Porous Titanium Dioxide Layers”. From 1996 to 1999, Kristian undertook his PhD thesis in the group of Prof. Markus Antonietti at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces. His thesis was on the “Characterisation of Micellar Systems with the Analytical Ultracentrifuge – Synthesis of Titanium Dioxide Particles in Micellar Nanoreactors”.

In the end of 1999, Kristian set up Nanolytics as the first lab for physical analyses specialized on the colloidal domain, in specific: Analytical Ultracentrifugation. He has been managing the company since and is pursuing the further development of AUC in cooperation with partners in international networks.

Frank studied chemistry at the TU Darmstadt. He received his Diploma degree in the group „Physical Biochemistry“ of Prof. Dr. Norbert A. Dencher on fluorescence anisotropy of biomembranes and artificial liposomes. In 2004, Frank attained his Ph.D degree in the same group on “Biochemical characterisation of the supramolecular organisation of the mitochondrial OXPHOS complexes in mammals, fungi and plants”. Afterwards, he continued the research on mitochondrial protein complexes (Mitochondrial Protein Interactomics) with emphasis on OXPHOS supercomplexes.

Frank is author of 28 publications (27 in PubMed, 11 as corresponding author, h-index: 20) and reviewer for several journals, e.g. Antibodies, mAbs, Journal of Proteome Research, Proteomics, Electrophoresis, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, BBA – Bioenergetics, BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease, Molecular Microbiology.

Frank joined Nanolytics in 2011 and is responsible for life science related projects.

Dr Frank Krause
Dr. Frank Krause
Tina Franke
Tina Franke

Tina has been with Nanolytics since 2003. She is trained with all aspects of AUC operation and data evaluation. In addition, she has been involved in detector development and enhancement from the very beginning. Since these activities were transferred to Nanolytics Instruments in 2015, she has been focussing on blueprinting and contract manufacturing of AUC accessories and detectors. Originally trained as a chemical laboratory assistant, Tina has upgraded her qualification by distance studies in physics, maths, engineering, and more, graduating with a certificate of engineering.

Doreen has been with Nanolytics from the very beginning in 2000. A chemical laboratory assistant by training, she has specialized in AUC, adding to her skills in chromatography and various other analytical methods. Doreen has gathered experience in practical AUC work in more than two decades and is skilled in various techniques and experimental setups. She is trained on all established evaluation programs, such as Sedfit, Ultrascan, and Sedanal, as well as on our various in-house developed software tools.

Doreen Freund
Doreen Freund