November 2015: Henry He, Nico Scherf, Benjamin Schmid, Michael Weber, Frederic Berndt, Rory Power, Isabell Büttner, Jan Huisken, Michaela Mickoleit, Gopi Shah, Wiebke Jahr, Stephan Daetwyler, Gloria Slattum

Former and Current Lab Members in Dresden

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Dr. Jan Huisken
Research Group Leader (now in Madison)

"The overall goal of my research is the systematic study of developmental processes in living organisms by noninvasive biomedical imaging techniques such as optical microscopy paired with optical manipulation tools. My primary interest is the investigation of organogenesis in zebrafish with special emphasis on the function and morphogenesis of the cardiovascular system and the endoderm.
I believe that multi-disciplinary approaches are required to tackle questions in modern life sciences. With our background in biology, physics, microscopy, and informatics we develop custom optical imaging, manipulation, and image analysis tools to pursue research in the broad field of embryonic organ morphogenesis. We strive for a comprehensive solution by developing and optimizing all aspects of modern optical imaging from sample preparation to image analysis."

Frederic Berndt
ELBE PhD student (Huisken and Brugues lab)

Stephan Daetwyler
Wrap Up Postdoc - Honigmann Lab

"Our lab provides the ideal environment to address highly interdisciplinary and exciting projects by applying and developing state-of-the art microscopy to unravel the dynamics of fundamental developmental processes. My project aims at understanding the formation of the vascular system at a global (whole embryo) level. I am particularly interested in how the vascular system is robustly formed in the highly dynamic environment of a developing organism (zebrafish)."

Jiaye (Henry) He
PhD student (now in Madison)

Wiebke Jahr
Wrap Up Postdoc

"I am fascinated by the prospects SPIM offers when observing developmental processes. As it allows to image living organisms over extended periods of time, SPIM is superior to other methods such as confocal microscopy. Still, SPIM faces some restrictions such as limited penetration depths. I want to build a next generation SPIM that overcomes these restrictions and aids in understanding important processes in developing zebrafish embryos."

Michaela Mickoleit
Postdoc (on maternity leave)

“I aim to understand heart morphogenesis on a cellular level. Using SPIM I image the developing heart of zebrafish embryos in vivo over several hours. From the microscopy data I want to extract information about cell position and cell shape as well as their change over time. Currently I develop and optimize tool for data acquisition, image processing and quantification.”

Dr. Rory Power
HFSP Postdoc (now in Madison)

Anjalie Schlaeppi 
PhD student (now in Madison)

Dr. Gloria Slattum
EMBO Postdoc Knust Lab

Reni Schimmel


Andrea Bassi (Marie Curie Fellow)

Isabell Büttner (Technician)

Florian Fahrbach (Postdoc)

Sonja Hombach (Postdoc)

Cornelia Hoppe (Student)

Anna Kaufmann (PhD student)

Citlali Perez Campos (PhD student)

Nico Scherf (Postdoc)

Benjamin Schmid (Postdoc)

Gopi Shah (PhD student)

Michael Weber (PhD student)