Aksima provides quality services focused on Apple® Macintosh® computer systems. Our service offerings include the creation of custom software solutions and database applications as well as Web site development and Macintosh systems consulting. By using the latest development tools, high quality results can be achieved in a timely manner and at reasonable prices.

Aksima's owner, Dr. Andreas Kummer has a PhD in Physics from the Technische Universität München and is author/co-author of numerous publications in scientific journals. Aside from his scientific career, he has gathered more than 20 years of experience in the field of software development. Among past projects are a school administrative solution for the "Gymnasiale Oberstufe" (roughly equivalent to US senior high schools) in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, a software package for contact, sales and warehouse management for the South German sand-lime brick industry and several scientific programs, e.g. for structure tracking in satellite image sequences.

Aside from procedural languages like C, Pascal, Fortran and Basic, Andreas' programming skills encompass object-oriented technologies (Objective-C, Cocoa with AppKit and Foundation frameworks) that are currently employed on Apple Macintosh computer systems. He is also proficient in HTML/XML and JavaScript and has expertise in the development of 4D database applications. He worked several years as a freelance Macintosh systems consultant at a large German Apple Center and based on this, he has an expert grasp of the Mac OS from version 6.0.2 up to the latest version of Mac OS X.


Andreas' Publications:

  • Kummer A. D., Kompa C., Niwa H., Hirano T., Kojima S., Michel-Beyerle M. E. (2002)
    Viscosity-Dependent Fluorescence Decay of the GFP Chromophore in Solution Due to Fast Internal Conversion
    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106, 7554-7559
  • Kummer A. D., Wiehler J., Schüttrigkeit T. A., Berger B. W., Steipe B., Michel-Beyerle M. E. (2002)
    Picosecond Time-Resolved Fluorescence from Blue-Emitting Chromophore Variants Y66F and Y66H of the Green Fluorescent Protein
    ChemBioChem 3, 659-663
  • Voityuk A. A., Kummer A. D., Michel-Beyerle M. E., Rösch N. (2001)
    Absorption spectra of the GFP chromophore in solution: comparison of theoretical and experimental results
    Chemical Physics 269, 83-91
  • Kummer A. D., Kompa C., Schüttrigkeit T., von Feilitzsch T., Michel-Beyerle M. E., Wiehler J., von Hummel J., Steipe B. (2001)
    Basic Photophysics in the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and Some Mutants
    Conference on "Light-Induced Dynamics in Proteins" (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Sonderforschungsbereich 533), Freising, 2-6 April 2001
  • Kummer A. (2000)
    Fluorescence Kinetics of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)
    PhD Thesis, Technische Universität München
    (pdf, 1,5 MB)
  • Kummer A. D., Wiehler J., Rehaber H., Kompa C., Steipe B., Michel-Beyerle M. E. (2000)
    Effects of Threonine 203 Replacements on Excited-State Dynamics and Fluorescence Properties of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)
    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 104, 4791-4798
  • Kummer A. D., Kompa C., Lossau H., Pöllinger-Dammer F., Michel-Beyerle M. E., Silva C. M., Bylina E. J., Coleman W. J., Yang M. M., Youvan D. C. (1998)
    Dramatic reduction in fluorescence quantum yield in mutants of Green Fluorescent Protein due to fast internal conversion
    Chemical Physics 237, 183-193
  • Lossau H., Kummer A., Heinecke R., Pöllinger-Dammer F., Kompa C., Bieser G., Jonsson T., Silva C. M., Yang M. M., Youvan D. C., Michel-Beyerle M. E. (1996)
    Time-resolved spectroscopy of wild-type and mutant Green Fluorescent Proteins reveals excited state deprotonation consistent with fluorophore–protein interactions
    Chemical Physics 213, 1-16
  • Büche G., Kummer A., Fischer H. (1994)
    Bestimmung von Windvektoren aus METEOSAT-Wasserdampf-Bildern der Erdatmosphäre
    KfK-Nachrichten 26, 2/94
  • Kummer A. (1993)
    Über die Anwendung von Filtern bei der Bestimmung von Verschiebungsvektoren aus METEOSAT-Wasserdampf-Bildern
    KfK-Bericht Nr. 5216; Diplomarbeit, Universität Karlsruhe
    (pdf, 9,3 MB)
  • Büche G., Kummer A., Ottenbacher A., Fischer H. (1992)
    Water vapour wind extraction from METEOSAT-data: use of filters to optimize the output of displacement vectors
    9th METEOSAT Scientific Users' Meeting, Locarno, Switzerland, 15-18 September 1992
  • Büche G., Kummer A., Ottenbacher A., Fischer H. (1991)
    Displacement vectors from METEOSAT-WV-images using a new extraction technique
    Workshop on Wind Extraction from Operational Meteorological Satellite Data, Washington, DC, 17-19 September 1991

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