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Team overview

Our team includes 12 scientists based in the UK, including both research assistants and associates. Our newest group member joined us in December 2018. Last summer we also hosted 2 undergraduate students doing a summer project with us, and we're also hosting 2 students on 9 month internships.

One post-doctoral level post in the group is based jointly in Oxford/Cambridge to provide a link to the experimental lab of Scott Waddell and give scientific direction to projects that would have particular impact on that lab's experimental work.


UK team


Gregory Jefferis (Zoology & MRC LMB)

Matthias Landgraf (Zoology)

Scott Waddell (Oxford)


Senior Staff

Marta Costa (UK Team Lead, Neuroanatomy, Light level image analysis, Administrative lead)

Philipp Schlegel (EM and CATMAID lead)


Research Associates

Professor Elizabeth Marin


Research Assistants

Shanice Bailey

Amelia Edmondson-Stait

Nik Drummond

Konrad Heinz

William Morris

Markus Pleijzier

Imaan Tamimi

Robert Turnbull



Amalia Braun (MSc student)

Laurin Büld (intern)

Maria Theiss (intern)

Irene Varela (in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)



Davi Bock, Janelia Research Campus/University of Vermont

Gerry Rubin, Janelia Research Campus




Paavo Huoviala (Research Associate Feb 2017-Jan 2018)

Fiona Love (Research Assistant, Nov 2016-Dec 2018)

Patricia Popovici (summer student 2018, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Ruairi Roberts (Research Assistant, 2016-2018)

Katie Stevens (Research Assistant, 2018, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Ilenia Salaris (spring intern 2018)

Nils Otto (visitor 2017-2018, Scott Waddell's group)

Johann Schor (visitor 2017-2018, Thomas Préat's group)

Arian Jamasb (Research Assistant, 2017-2018)

Irene Varela (Summer student 2017, 2018, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Kimberly Meechan (Research Assistant, 2016-2018)

Mahmoud Elbahnasawi (summer student 2017)

Zane Mitrevica (summer student 2017)

Clément Hallou (Research Assistant, 2016-2017)