Scientific Network

Scientific Network

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS

Many novel technologies that we develop come from a specific question or pipeline established within our scientific network.

With the labs of Prof Jochen Wittbrodt (COS, University Heidelberg) and Dr Felix Loosli (IBCS-BIP, KIT), we develop automated imaging assays for phenotypic scoring in the medaka and zebrafish model system.

With Prof Franz Schaefer and Dr Jens Westhoff (University Children’s Hospital, University of Heidelberg), we develop various screening assays for scoring phenotypic changes of the embryonic kidney in zebrafish.

FUNDED PROJECTS

INFLANET

Within INFLANET, we will develop novel workflow tools for multiplexed time-lapse imaging experiments in zebrafish screening. INFLANET is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020.

ImageInLife

Within ImageInlife, we develop novel protocols and workflows for automated high resolution screening of zebrafish. ImageInLife is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020.

4DHEART

Within 4DHEART, we develop a high content screening pipeline to screen for modifiers of cardiac development. This project is carried out in close collaboration with Prof Nadia Mercader (University of Bern). 4DHeart is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020.

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

Euro Bioimaging Industryboard

We are member of the Euro-BioImaging Industryboard to foster the interaction between the imaging industry and the wider academic research environment.

PREVIOUS PROJECT PARTICIPATIONS

EURenOmics

Within EURenOmics, we develop a platform for in-vivo high content screening in zebrafish. This project is carried out in close collaboration with the Prof Franz Schaefer and Dr Jens Westhoff (University Children’s Hospital, University of Heidelberg). Eurenomics received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement N°305608.

RENALTRACT

Within RENALTRACT, we develop and conduct a high-content screen in zebrafish for cystic kidney disease-modifying substances. This project is carried out in close collaboration with Prof Franz Schaefer and Dr Jens Westhoff (University Children’s Hospital, University of Heidelberg). RENALTRACT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement N°642937.

REFERENCE SITES

Imaging Machine

With Prof Blanche Schwappach (University of Göttingen), we develop yeast screening workflows for time-lapse imaging without moving the sample.

HIVE

With Timo Zimmermann (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona).
With Julien Colombelli (Institute for Research and Biomedicine, Barcelona).
With Sebastian Munck (VIB, Leuven).