Malte C. Gather studied physics and material sciences at RWTH Aachen University and Imperial College London. In 2008, he received his PhD from the University of Cologne on crosslinkable materials for OLEDs. As a postdoc at University of Iceland and as Bullock-Wellman Fellow at Harvard University he worked on optical amplification in plasmonic waveguides and on lasers based on GFP and on single live cells. Malte Gather was assistant professor at TU Dresden (Germany) from 2011 to 2013 before getting a tenured full professorship at the University of St Andrews (UK). His research area is at the interface between biophotonics and organic semiconductors.