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Team Members

Team overview

Our team includes 12 scientists based in the UK, including both research assistants and associates. Our newest group members joined us last month (September 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

Paavo Huoviala 


Research Assistants

Shanice Bailey

Amelia Edmondson-Stait

Nik Drummond

Konrad Heinz

Fiona Love

William Morris

Markus Pleijzier

Imaan Tamimi

Robert Turnbull



Laurin Büld (intern)

Maria Theiss (intern)



Davi Bock, Janelia Research Campus

Gerry Rubin, Janelia Research Campus


PIs and UK senior staff during the project kick-off meeting at the Zoology Department in Cambridge, 6 Oct 2016



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

Ruairi Roberts (Research Assistant, 2016-2018)

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

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

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

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

Ilenia Salaris (spring intern 2018)

Arian Jamasb (Research Assistant, 2017-2018)

Kimberly Meechan (Research Assistant, 2016-2018)

Mahmoud Elbahnasawi (summer student 2017)

Zane Mitrevica (summer student 2017)

Clément Hallou (Research Assistant, 2016-2017)