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Members | Finding us | Opportunities | Alumni and Past Photos

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September 2018, Extraembryonic Meeting conference dinner at the Oxford Natural History Museum,
left to right: Matthias, Triceratops horridus, Kristen, Fabian (not shown: Barbora)
Position   E-mail
Group Leader    
Dr. Kristen Panfilio   kristen.panfilio [at]
or kpanfili [at]
Dr. Fabian Pridöhl   f.pridohl [at]
Matthias Teuscher   matthias.teuscher [at]
Research Associates    
Dr. Barbora Konopová
(CV+Research Interests)
  barbora.konopova [at]
Prof. Gustavo Lazzaro Rezende
(sabbatical visitor)
   guslrezende [at]

How to find us

Our full contact addresses are:

  Institute for Zoology: Developmental Biology
University of Cologne
Cologne Biocenter
Zülpicher Str. 47b
50674 Cologne
  School of Life Sciences
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Campus

In Cologne, we are located on the third floor of the Biocenter Building. As the building's main entrance does not directly face the street, you may find the annotated map (pdf), including public transport links, helpful.

In Warwick, we are up the hill from the main campus on the Gibbet Hill Campus, with our primary lab and office space in the D Block building.

Interested in joining us?

Prospective students at all levels and postdocs are encouraged to get in touch at any time to discuss potential projects, now based in our new lab at the University of Warwick, UK. In particular, Ph.D. projects are available through a number of local doctoral training programs at Warwick with periodic application deadlines.

Please contact Kristen by e-mail and include: an outline of your research interests as they would fit with our work, starting date availability, your CV, and contact details for at least two references. Note that the working language of the lab is English.

Lab alumni

  • Jan Appel, bachelor's thesis (2011-2012): Lab manager, CECAD (Cologne Aging Research Cluster)
  • Katrin Schönborn, bachelor's thesis (2011-2012): Master's and then Ph.D. student, University of Cologne
  • Max Pentzien, bachelor's thesis and student assistant (2014-2015): Master's student, University of Bonn
  • Yvonne Kölsch, master's module (2012-2013): Ph.D. student, LMU Münich/ Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
  • Dennis Nowakowski, master's thesis (2015-2016): Forensic Geneticist, Institut für Blutgruppenforschung LGC GmbH
  • Daniela Gurská, Ph.D. student (2014-2018)
  • Jan Seibert, Ph.D. student (2012-2017): Quality Management Advisor, ValidAid (pharma and biotechnology)
  • Maarten Hilbrant, postdoc (2014-2016): LinkedIn:
  • Thorsten Horn, postdoc (2012-2017): External site:
  • Iris Vargas Jentzsch, postdoc (2013-2016)
  • Waldemar Wojciech, postdoc (2016-2017): Compliance Manager, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH
  • Stefan Koelzer, senior research technician (2012-2017): Research technician, Institut für Genetik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Previous Lab Photos

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August 2017, getting ready to climb in the trees at our annual "Betriebsausflug" with the Roths,
left to right: Stefan, Kristen, Matthias, Danka, Fabian, Barbora
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August 2016, left to right: Jan, Stefan, Waldemar, Kristen, Maarten, Thorsten, Iris, Danka
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Sunny October 2015, left to right: Thorsten, Jan, Maarten, Kristen, Dennis, Stefan, Iris, Danka
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September 2014, left to right: Jan, Maarten, Max, Stefan, Thorsten, Kristen,
in the garden bed: Danka, Iris
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December 2013 at the Christmas markets, left to right: Kristen, Thorsten, (Iris), Stefan, (Jan)
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September 2012, left to right: Kristen, Jan, Thorsten, Stefan

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