Author: hilbertlab

  • Instant-SIM microscope

    Instant-SIM microscope
  • Chromatin distribution in nuclei of a pluripotent zebrafish embryo

    The image shows the DNA distribution in different nuclei contained within a pluripotent zebrafish embryo. The image data were obtained with a Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) super-resolution microscope at the Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics by Lennart Hilbert. The image was used as the June 2021 issue cover for PLoS Computational Biology

  • Stages of Zebrafish Development

    Illustrations of the stages “oblong”, “sphere”, “dome”, “30% epiboly” and “50% epiboly” of the embryonic development in zebrafish. At the reference temperature of 28.5°C, the developmental stages occur at the indicated time points, measured in hours post fertilization (hpf). Illustration by Xenia Tschurikow.

  • Visualisation of Nuclear Actin Bundles after Cell Division

    The figure shows actin bundle formation after mitosis. Actin was visualized using recombinantly expressed actin chromobody with green fluorescent protein as a fluorescence marker and a nuclear localization sequence (NLS) to restrict detection to within the cell nucleus (nAC-GFP, generous gift from Grosse Lab, Uni Freiburg). Time-lapse images are single confocal sections chosen from z-stacks […]

  • Aaron Gadzekpo

    Aaron was born in a small town in northern Germany, but his family soon moved to the south and eventually ended up in an equally small town in Baden-Württemberg. The universe and its sentient inhabitants on earth (and maybe elsewhere) have always captured Aaron’s imagination. After finishing high school, he therefore decided to study physics […]

  • Elisa Kämmer

    Elisa was born in Bruchsal in 2001, where she has lived her whole life. In 2019, she graduated from Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium in Bruchsal. After that she did a gap year and worked in an elementary school, as she wanted to become a teacher. She then quickly realised that she wanted to start an apprenticeship in biology […]

  • Süheyla Eroğlu-Kayıkçı

    Süheyla was born and spent the first years of her life in Constance, and later moved close to Stuttgart with her family. After graduating from high school she started to study business informatics. She quickly realized that this subject was not was she expected. She then decided to do an apprenticeship as biological lab technician, […]

  • Yuzhi Bao

    Yuzhi Bao

    Yuzhi was born in Liaoyang, a “small” city in northeastern China. Interestingly, like in Germany, sauerkraut is a favourite traditional food in Liaoyang. He spent his childhood and most of his school years there. After graduating from Liaoyang No. 1 Senior High School, he went to Nanjing, a city that had been the capital of […]

  • Xenia Tschurikow

    Xenia was born in Karaganda, a big city in the eastern center of Kazakhstan. Just aged three, she and her family moved to Schwedt, Germany, and later on to a small village near Rottweil, where she spent most of her schooldays. Right after graduating from high school in Königsfeld, she went to Karlsruhe to study […]

  • Hamideh Hajiabadi

    Hamideh was born in Birjand, which was a small friendly city and is currently the centre of South Khorasan province in Iran. She graduated from National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) high school and then left town to start her Bachelor in Software Engineering at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM). Hamideh’s Master thesis […]