Thomas started his academic career when he attended Engineering high school for mechanical and electrical engineering in Jenbach. After finishing he started to study Physics in Innsbruck.
Thomas has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from LFU-Innsbruck with his thesis title translated to “The thickness measurement of Thin-films.”
Thomas also has a masters degree in Physics from LFU-Innsbruck. He carried out his Master Thesis in cooperation with Swarovski KG. where he worked during his studies and afterwards. The translated title of his thesis is “Development and characterization of a testing device for the investigation of adhesion strength and thin film coatings”. During his time at Swarovski KG. he carried out many different working tasks ranging from Development of test equipment, test equipment suitability, statistical process verification to quality management.
Role in the Project
Thomas joined the University of Dundee as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher on the PHOtonic tools for Quantitative imaging in tissUeS (PHOQUS) project, in the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU). The original aim of his work involved conducting research in non-invasive multifunctional laser-based systems for assessment of drug effects in rodents, however this research encountered insurmountable technical issues. As a result, the scope of Thomas’s project has been evolved to address a different need and challenge for the Drug Discovery community. His project will now involve the quantification of intracellular drug concentrations using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS).
[November 2017] D4.3: Validation of measurement with various cell-lines and building of a library.
[November 2017] D4.4: Development of a reliable data acquisition program and protocol to be used in an everyday Drug Discovery Setting.
Journal and Conference Papers and Posters
[June 2017] Intermediate phases during solid to liquid transitions in long-chain n-alkanes, Stella Corsetti, Thomas Rabl. David McGloin and Johannes Kiefer. Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., Vol. 19, pp. 13941-13950.
[August 2016] Using Raman spectroscopy for the detection of drug concentrations inside of cells. Oral presentation at the Biophotonic approaches: From molecules to living systems conference, Dundee, Scotland, 22nd August 2016.
[June 2015] Multifunctional laser-based systems for non-invasive assessment of drug induced toxicity. Poster presented at PHOTONEX Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 3rd June 2015.
[March 2015] Investigation of the applicability of multifunctional laser-based systems for early non-invasive assessment of drug induced toxicity in rodents. Poster presented at the College of Life Sciences Annual Research Symposium, Crieff, Scotland.