Research

I work as a post-doctoral researcher in the Neuroimmunology and Imaging group at the DZNE Research Center in Bonn, Germany.

My work focuses on the analysis of neurological data to better understand the neuronal processes related to the Hippocampus, especially neuro-degenerative diseases. This covers the analysis of multi-fluorescence ex- and in-vivo imaging data as well as conducting behavioral experiments. Apart from scientifically dealing with pixels, I also enjoy collecting them.

Research interests

  • Data Science and Image Data Analysis
  • Computational Modeling
  • Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
  • Behavioral Science
  • Geophysics and Space Physics
  • Teaching
  • Open Science
 

Publications

Morphology of Ganymede’s FUV auroral ovals

Fabrizio Musacchio, Joachim Saur, Lorenz Roth, Kurt D. Retherford, Melissa A. McGrath, Paul D. Feldman, Darrell F. Strobel (2017), Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics, Volume 122, Issue 3 p. 2855-2876.

Oral and poster presentations

  DZNE Science Meeting
DZNE, Bonn, Germany, September 20, 2019, oral presentation
    Bonn-Cologne Neuroscience Symposium
DZNE, Bonn, Germany, July 7, 2019, poster presentation (Abstract)
  Fraunhofer INT Seminar
Euskirchen, Germany, November 14, 2017, oral presentation
  Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Meeting
Washington, D.C., USA, November 12, 2015, oral presentation (Abstract)
  Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets (MOP)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 3, 2015, oral presentation (Abstract)
  KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Seminar, Stockholm, Sweden, March 17, 2015, oral presentation
  Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) Tagung
Wuppertal, Germany, March 12, 2015, oral presentation (Abstract)
    Graduate School of Geosciences (GSGS) Research Conference
Cologne, Germany, January 23, 2015, poster presentation
    American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California, USA, December 11, 2014, poster presentation (Abstract)
  Graduate School of Geosciences (GSGS) Research Conference
Cologne, Germany, July 4, 2014, oral presentation
    European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Vienna, Austria, April 29, 2014, poster presentation (Abstract)
    Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets (MOP)
Athens, Greece, June 27, 2013, poster presentation (Abstract)

Teaching experience

Please check out in the Teaching section.

Education

Ph.D. – 2012-2017
in Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne. Dissertation: “The far ultraviolet aurora of Ganymede”.
Master of Science – 2009-2012
in Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne. Thesis: “Ion cyclotron waves in the Kronian system”.
Bachelor of Science – 2006-2009
in Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne. Thesis: “The Exploration of a Roman settlement near Nettersheim with geophysical methods”.
Training – 2003-2006
as a technical illustrator for interior design at CK GmbH, Erkrath, Germany.

Work experience

Post-Doctoral Researcher – since 2018
in the lab Neuroimmunology and Imaging led by Martin Fuhrmann at the DZNE Research Center in Bonn, Germany.
Technology Analyst – 2017-2018
Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT .
Research Assistant – 2012-2016
Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne.
Student Assistant – 2009-2012
Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology , University of Cologne.
Student Assistant – 2006-2009
CK GmbH, Erkrath, Germany.
Technical Illustrator – 2006
CK GmbH, Erkrath, Germany.