Viola Zóka has taken a big step. She has moved from Hungary to Garching, near Munich. The biological-technical assistant joined the Hungarian "Center for Molecular Fingerprinting" (CMF) in October 2020. CMF works closely with the attoworld group at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). In this framework, this institution employs a number of scientists and assistants on the Garching campus for the attoworld team's joint research project Laser4Life (L4L), in addition to the staff in Budapest.

The L4L researchers have set themselves the goal of using a 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, we introduce you to Viola Zóka. Here she reports on her exciting work. And she talks about her experiences living in Munich and Germany, a country she is just discovering.