About me

Hi, I’m Fabrizio Musacchio, living in Cologne, Germany. Currently, I’m working as a postdoc in the Neuroimmunology and Imaging lab of Prof. Dr. Martin Fuhrmann at the DZNE Research Center in Bonn, Germany.

I studied1,2 Geophysics at the University of Cologne and I did my Ph.D. in Space Plasma Physics in the Space and Planets group of Prof. Dr. Joachim Saur at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology in Cologne, Germany.

In my Ph.D.3, I investigated spatio-spectrally resolved images of the Jupiter moon Ganymede using Hubble Space Telescope observations to better understand the plasma environment and the magnetic field of the largest moon of our solar system.

After my Ph.D.4, I worked as a technology analyst at the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT . At that time, I decided to stay in academia and to start a postdoc. I was looking for something that would be both methodically overlapping with my previous work while thematically representing something new and challenging.

In Martin Fuhrmann ’s lab, I now work as a postdoc5 on analysis strategies for multi-fluorescence in-vivo imaging data, electrophysiological recordings and behavioral data of transgenic mice to better understand the neuronal processes related to the Hippocampus and the Alzheimer’s disease.

Apart from scientifically dealing with pixels, I also enjoy to collect them in my free time.

Academic resume (summary)

  1. 2006-2009 – Bachelor of Science in Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne. Thesis: “The Exploration of a Roman settlement near Nettersheim with geophysical methods”. 

  2. 2009-2012 – Master of Science in Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne. Thesis: “Ion cyclotron waves in the Kronian system”. 

  3. 2012-2017 – Ph.D. in Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne. Dissertation: “The far ultraviolet aurora of Ganymede”. 

  4. 2017-2018 – Technology Analyst at the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT

  5. since 2018 – Postdoc in the lab Neuroimmunology and Imaging led by Martin Fuhrmann at the DZNE Research Center in Bonn, Germany.