Dr. Volker Eckelt has been contributing to the field of multimode detection & plate reader technology for over 14 years in a variety of different roles, including Application Support, R&D, and Product Management. Dr. Eckelt joined PerkinElmer in 2011 and is currently responsible for product management of the Multimode Detection portfolio, which includes the new XX. Before joining PerkinElmer, Dr. Eckelt worked at Corning where he set up and managed the European Corning Epic Application Center based in Fontainebleau, France. This included label-free, fee-for-service assay development and screening for biochemical and cell-based assays. Prior to this, he was responsible for development of Corning Epic instrumentation within R&D at CyBio (Jena, Germany) in a collaboration between Corning (US) and CyBio. He also worked as an Application Scientist at CyBio with a focus on flash luminescence, liquid handling and automation. Dr. Eckelt received his PhD in biology in 1999 at the Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.
Dr. Norbert Garbow has been responsible for R&D Application Support for PerkinElmer's multimode detection plate readers since 2010. This includes significant contributions to customer support, instrument customizations and new product developments, such as the XX. Prior to this, Dr. Garbow worked as the Project Leader for one of PerkinElmer's High Content Screening systems, setting up product enhancements and custom-specific developments.Before joining PerkinElmer in 2007, Dr. Garbow worked at Evotec Technologies where he was involved with development of High Content Screening Instrumentation in several positions, including Product Management, Application Support, and Hardware Development. He was also involved in the development of Evotec's single molecule detection technologies. Dr. Garbow received his PhD in Physics in 1996 at the University Mainz, Germany.