Members

Suliana Manley
Associate professor
PhD, physics, Harvard University 2004
Office: BSP427
[email protected]
 
Doctoral student
MSc, physics, EPFL 2020
I am studying the relationships between mitochondrial networks and nucleoid motion using concepts from graph theory and topology. I also am developing Deep Learning methods for in silico labeling of microscopy images, to recover fluorescence information from label-free images.
 
Doctoral student
MSc, molecular biosciences, Heidelberg University 2021
I am studying the interplay between the microtubule network and lipid droplet dynamics. To this end, I exploit molecular biology and super resolution microscopy techniques.
 
Postdoctoral fellow
PhD, biology, Curie Institute 2016
I am a cell biologist, with a main focus on centrosomes and the microtubule cytoskeleton. I love to use microscopes to investigate the inner life of cells, at very high resolution. To combine these two passions, I use super resolution microscopy (e.g. expansion microscopy and dSTORM) to study how post-translational modifications of tubulin impact the structure and the function of centrosomes.
 
Postdoctoral fellow
PhD, biomedicine/integrative life sciences, University of Helsinki 2022
Office: BSP428
[email protected]
I am a chemist turned mitochondria enthusiast. Using molecular biology, super-resolution microscopy and smart imaging techniques, I aim to decipher the complex behavior of the tiny intruders that live inside our cells, mitochondria, and how this affects their genetics, function and the health of the cell as a whole.
 
Postdoctoral fellow
PhD, neuroscience, University of Copenhagen 2021
Office: BSP424
[email protected]
I really enjoy the challenge of maximizing resolution with super resolution microscopy to understand ultrastructural changes in cells. Through the combination of expansion microscopy with dSTORM, STED, and iSIM, I am addressing questions concerning centrioles as well as mitochondria. The goal is to improve our understanding of specific protein-protein interactions and to learn of their consequences on organelle function.
 
Doctoral student
MSc, nanosciences, University of Basel 2021
Office: BSP428
[email protected]
My project aims to investigate how bacteria determine and adapt their morphology, and how this can be advantageous in different environments. I am a joint PhD student between LEB and the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology of Prof. Blokesch.
 
Doctoral student
MSc, physics, University of Buenos Aires 2022
Office: BSP428
[email protected]
I am passionate about improving the quantitative understanding of living systems. My research is focused on the development of smart microscopy techniques and image analysis tools to study cellular dynamics.
 
Willi Stepp
Postdoctoral fellow
PhD, physics, Technical University Munich 2020
Office: BSP425
[email protected]
I’m working on smart imaging solutions for dynamic biological events using optical and computational tools. For this purpose, I’m implementing hardware control in Python/Java, on-the-fly image processing and custom-built microscope systems.
 
Doctoral student
MSc, biotechnology, ETH Zurich 2016
Office: BSP429.1
[email protected]
I am interested in quantifying protein interaction with label-free microscopy. To achieve this, I combine DNA-PAINT with interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT).
 
Postdoctoral fellow
PhD, engineering, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, 2020
My research focuses on the design and development of versatile, smart microscopy architectures, with the ultimate goal of maximizing the information retrieved by each measurement. Currently, I am leveraging field-programmable gate arrays, fast computational tools, spatial light modulators, and many optical components to realise a multiplexed tracking system.
 
Doctoral student
MSc, nanosciences, University of Basel 2017
Office: BSP429.1
I am interested in mitochondrial fusion and how mitochondria are distributed inside a cell. I use live-cell compatible microscopes and cell patterning techniques for my projects.
 
Doctoral student
MSc, chemical biology, ShanghaiTech University 2018
Office: BSP425
I use STORM imaging to study bacterial cell wall growth over the cell cycle, and time-lapse imaging to study bacterial replisome dynamics during DNA duplication.
 
Irina Lopez
Administrative assistant
Office: BSP426
Phone: +41 21 693 46 19
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Laboratory technician
Office: BSP423
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Engineer
Office: BSP425
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