Stephan
Preibisch

Nikita
Vladimirov

Ella
Bahry

Laura
Breimann

Dhana
Friedrich

Peter
Hirsch

David
Hörl

Klim
Kolyvanov

Friedrich
Preusser

Marwan
Zouinkhi

Andrea
Grybowski

Mandy
Terne

Kushtrim
Cerimi




Stephan Preibisch, PhD

Principal Investigator

Stephan Preibisch received his master of computer science from the Technical University of Dresden in 2006. During his studies he was working at the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioinformatics in Leipzig developing the ‘Hook’-algorithm for the correction of microarray data. He did his PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Dresden where he designed solutions for the reconstruction of lightsheet microscopy data and the image processing library ImgLib2, which is now part of Fiji and ImageJ2. During his time as bioinformatics specialist at HHMI Janelia (Ashburn, USA) and HFSP fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York) and MPI-CBG (Dresden, Germany) he was developing a complete computational representation of C. elegans dauer exit using a combination of experimental and computational methods. The Preibisch laboratory at the Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology of the Max Delbrück Center is now focused on lightsheet microscopy, single-molecule RNA imaging, and image processing, studying the regulation of developmental processes in C. elegans.

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Nikita Vladimirov, PhD

Postdoc

Nikita graduated from Novosibirsk State University in mathematics (Monte-Carlo methods) and did his PhD thesis at the University of Heidelberg in computational biology where he worked on modeling of bacterial chemotaxis. He did a postdoc at IBM Watson Research Center in computational neuroscience, and a postdoc at Janelia Research Campus in light-sheet microscopy and zebrafish live brain imaging. He is passionate about applying mathematics, physics, and engineering in biology. He is currently working on light-sheet microscopy with adaptive optics for imaging living organisms in optically anisotropic mounting media.

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Ella Bahry

PhD Student

Ella did her bachelor studies in computational neuroscience at Bar Ilan University, Israel. She did her master’s thesis at the epilepcy center of NYU on analysis of rs-fMRI as part of her neurocognitive psychology master’s studies at LMU, Munich.

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Laura Breimann

PhD Student

Laura did her B.Sc. in biochemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She continued her studies with an M.Sc in Biochemistry at LMU Munich, where she specialised in epigenetics and chromatin biology. She did her master’s thesis at the University of Oxford where she used single-molecule FISH techniques to examine transcription in single cells.

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Dhana Friedrich

Collaborating PhD Student

Dhana did her Bachelors in Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Hamburg. Afterwards she graduated with a Diploma in Biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin. She did her Diploma thesis at the MDC Berlin, working on p53 signaling dynamics in cancerous and non-cancerous cells. Since 2014 she is working on her phd project at the MDC and the IRI for the Life Sciences (Humboldt University Berlin) to understand the correlation between oscillatory transcription factors and stochastic gene expression, supervised by Alexander Loewer. To address her scientific aims, she is closely collaborating with the Preibisch lab as well as the research groups of Andreas Herrmann (HU) and Amit Meller (Technion, Israel).

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Peter Hirsch

Collaborating PhD Student

Peter did his B.Sc. in computer science and media at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. During his master studies in computer science at the Technische Universität Dresden he focused on machine learning and wrote his master’s thesis about deep reinforcement learning.

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David Hörl

Collaborating PhD Student

David did a Bachelors in computer science at TU and LMU Munich as well as a Bachelors and Masters in biology at LMU. Afterwards, he started pursuing his PhD at LMU in the lab of Heinrich Leonhardt, with co-supervision by Stephan Preibisch. In the Preibisch lab, he is currently working on the development of tools for fast handling and robust, globally optimal reconstruction of very large light-sheet image datasets. In the Leonhardt lab, he is mainly working on automated microscopy and image analysis to facilitate, among others, high-throughput super-resolution imaging of sub-nuclear structures and chromatin architecture. In a collaboration of both labs with Nicolas Gompel (LMU), he is working on a platform for automated imaging and quantitative analysis of patterning of fly wings in dozens to hundreds of mutants lines.

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Klim Kolyvanov

PhD Student

Klim graduated with BSc. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, followed by MSc. in Simulation Sciences at RWTH, Germany. He is passionate about PDEs, image processing and implementation of the related algorithms.

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Friedrich Preusser

PhD Student

Friedrich obtained a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology, graduating from an international study program organised by the University of Saarbrücken, Germany and the University of Strasbourg, France. He pursued his studies with an M.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Heidelberg. He graduated with a master thesis at the German Cancer Research Center where he contributed to the development of an automated workflow for combined imaging and gene expression profiling.

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Marwan Zouinkhi

PhD Student

Marwan did his Dipl.-Ing. in software engineering at ISSAT Sousse University, Tunisia, followed by industry and entrepreneurial experience. He is working on new imaging strategies based on Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Circular RNAs analysis.

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Andrea Grybowski

Technical Assistant

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Mandy Terne

Technical Assistant

Mandy started her training in MDC in 2006 as a biological technical assistant and graduated in 2009. She worked in different research groups within the MDC and contributed to several publications. Now she is working in the Preibisch group and is involved in many projects in the lab mostly working with C. elegans.

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Kushtrim Cerimi

Student Assistant

Kushtrim did his B.Sc. in Biotechnology at the Technical University of Berlin at the Department Applied and Molecular Microbiology where he worked on the development of an co-cultivation system of Aspergillus niger with human lung cells. Currently he is doing his master degree in Biotechnology.

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Regina Philipp

Administrative Assistant

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Past Members








Varun Kapoor, PhD










Lennon Matchett-Oates