Caren Norden

Caren Norden

Research Group Leader

Scientific Career

Since 09/2010

Group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden


Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK


Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


PhD in Biology, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

The 2015 Campos-Ortega prize for Caren Norden


08/2014 – 07/2018

DFG: Research Grant: ‘A quantitative analysis of forces and mechanics during interkinetic nuclear migration in the developing zebrafish embryo.’

07/2013 – 07/2017

DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 655: Cells into tissue. Project A25: Towards a morphological and evolutionary understanding of non-apical progenitors in the zebrafish retina

02/2012 – 02/2016

Human Frontiers Science Program Career Development Award. ‘The retina: A model to extract kinetics, mechanics and cellular interactions in neuronal migration.’