New country and new challenges

19. November 2021 | by Veit Ziegelmaier / Thorsten Naeser

Viola Zóka took a big step when she decided to move from Hungary to Garching in October 2020 and join the Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (CMF) as a biological-technical assistant. CMF works closely with the attoworld group at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). In a video portrait we would like to introduce her and her work.

CMF employs many scientists and assistants on the Garching campus as part of the joint research project Laser4Life (L4L), in addition to the staff in Budapest.

The L4L researchers have set the goal of using new ultrashort-pulse laser technology to detect molecules in the blood that can indicate whether an organism is healthy or suffering from cancer.

In our first employee portrait today, you will get to know more about Viola Zóka as she talks about her exciting work and experiences living in Munich and Germany, a country she is still discovering.