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Helene Knaus, PhD Consultant

Helene Knaus, PhD, has a background in engineering and specialized as biophysicist at the University of Utrecht. Her industry-funded PhD research focused on using polarized spectral imaging using fluorescence microscopy to monitor metabolism in fungi, specifically to assess the freshness of mushrooms before harvest to improve shelf life. After her PhD she continued as a post-doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she worked on combining fluorescence microscopy and optical coherence tomography in a single-fiber device, and her contribution enabled preclinical in vivo experiments to diagnose cancer. Helene enjoys working at the interface between different cutting-edge research fields while applying these to the benefit of society, and this is what gives her energy at ttopstart.

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