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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 July 2019. We have hosted several summer students, as well as academic visitors.

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

Sri Jagannathan

Tomke Stuerner


Research Assistants

Shanice Bailey (in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Marlon Blanquart (short-term project)

Georgia Dempsey

Nik Drummond

Alex Javier (in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

William Morris (in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Laia Serratosa (in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Ildikó Stark

Imaan Tamimi

Robert Turnbull

Yijie Yin (short-term project)



Kathi Eichler (postdoc with Steffi Hampel and Andrew Seeds, University of Puerto Rico)



Davi Bock, Janelia Research Campus/University of Vermont

Gerry Rubin, Janelia Research Campus




Xincheng Zhao (Academic visitor, Associate Professor at Henan Agricultural University, China, June 2019 - June 2020)

Markus Pleijzier (Research Assistant, Jul 2017 - Sep 2019)

Anja Friedrich (Visitor June-October 2019, Research Assistant with Ilona Kadow, Technical University of Munich)

Jocelyn To (undergraduate summer student, Aug - Sep 2019)

Cagla Kaya (undergraduate summer student, Aug - Sep 2019, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Konrad Heinz (Research Assistant, Oct 2017 - Sep 2019)

Amalia Braun (MSc student, Mar - May 2019)

Amelia Edmondson-Stait (Research Assistant, Oct 2016 - May 2019)

Laurin Büld (intern, Jul 2018 - Mar 2019)

Maria Theiss (intern, Jul 2018 - Mar 2019)

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, Oct 2016 - Sept 2018)

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

Ilenia Salaris (Spring intern 2018)

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

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

Arian Jamasb (Research Assistant, Jul 2017 - Jun 2018)

Irene Varela (summer student 2017, 2018, Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Kimberly Meechan (Research Assistant, Nov 2016 - Mar 2018, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Mahmoud Elbahnasawi (summer student 2017)

Zane Mitrevica (summer student 2017)

Clément Hallou (Research Assistant, Oct 2016 - May 2017)