Dr Kersti Alm is the CSO at Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI), Lund, Sweden.
Digital holographic imaging has existed as a brainchild since the ’70s. Now, it is a reality since computers became powerful enough to handle the algorithms required to reconstruct the hologram of an imaged object –or even living cell cultures. PHI has proudly been part of this development and today advances cutting-edge research by applying digital holography to cell-based science.
Dr. Alm has already cooperated with PHI since 2005 and is a vital part of the PHI team since 2009. All insights gained through her PhD studies at Lund University, Sweden, her postdoc time at Roswell Park, Buffalo, NY, and the years after that working as a researcher and lecturer at Lund University, have been applied in the development of a genuinely novel cell analysis system. Her focus has been to develop a method that will neither cause cell stress nor harm while also providing accurate kinetic data. This goal has been reached both through in-house studies and collaborations as well as joint publications with researchers around the world, e.g., at Malmö and Lund universities, North Eastern University in Boston, UCSF in California, and many more.