Research Groups

General Contact Information

Max Planck Institute
of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
- Pigino -

Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden

Phone +49 351 210-2450
Fax +49 351 210-1389

Current Lab Members

Name Position Email Phone
Alvarez Viar, Gonzalo Predoc +49 351 210-2473
Diener, Dennis Postdoc +49 351 210-2547
Jordan, Mareike Predoc +49 351 210-2479
Kiesel, Petra Technician +49 351 210-2446
Nievergelt, Adrian Postdoc +49 351 210-2674
Pigino, Gaia Group Leader +49 351 210-2450
Schröfel, Adam Postdoc +49 351 210-2580

Gaia Pigino
Group Leader

Petra Kiesel

Dennis Diener
Senior Scientist

Ludek Stepanek
Shared PostDoc

Structure and Dynamics of Intraflagellar Transport Trains
(Time-resolved Correlative Light and 3D Electron Microscopy of Intraflagellar Transport Trains)

Guendalina Marini
PhD Student

High-Resolution Insights into Macromolecular
Self-Assembly: A Yeast Survival Strategy

Mareike Jordan
PhD Student

High-Resolution Structural Analysis of
Intraflagellar Transport

Gonzalo Alvarez Viar
Master Student

3D Ultrastructure of the Primary Cilium in MDCK Cells


Alumni Previous position in the labCurrent position
Olga FilinaMaster StudentPhD Student at AMOLF, Amsterdam
Andri KopachHiwiPhD Student at MPI-CBG, Dresden
Artem ShaposhnykovHiwiPhD Student at INIMS, Hamburg
Alessandro RinaldiHiwi
Shruthi KrishnanMaster Student
Andrzej MleczakPhD Student