Scientific Network

Scientific collaborations

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

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.

With the labs of Dr Felix Loosli (Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Prof Jochen Wittbrodt (Centre for Organismal Studies, University Heidelberg), we develop automated imaging assays for phenotypic scoring in the medaka model system.

Funded projects

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.

Eurenomics

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.

Renaltract

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.

imageinlife

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.

4dheart

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).