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Principal Investigator Dr. Anton Windfelder with an adult Manduca sexta.
© Pia Windfelder

Dr. Anton Windfelder

Ich bin ein Zoologe und Immunologe, der sich für die funktionelle Bildgebung von Insekten und die Etablierung alternativer Tiermodelle für die biomedizinische Forschung interessiert. Ich nutze medizinische Bildgebungsverfahren wie Computertomographie, Magnetresonanztomographie, Positronenemissionstomographie oder photoakustische Bildgebung, um physiologische und immunologische Prozesse in Insekten zu untersuchen.

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Dr.-Herbert-Stolzenberg-Award for outstanding achievements in the natural sciences in Biology, This Award honors young scientists at an early stage of their scientific careers who distinguish themselves through outstanding achievements in their field and exceptionally commitment to their discipline., Dr.-Herbert-Stolzenberg Foundation, Executive Board of Justus Liebig University and Giessen Graduate Center for Natural Sciences and Psychology, Giessen, Germany.

3/2022 - 9/2023

Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Experimental Radiology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Fachbereich Medizin, Prof. Dr. Gabriele A. Krombach, Giessen, Germany.

4/2021 - 9/2023

Postdoctoral Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Branch for Bioresources, Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas, Giessen, Germany.


Ph.D. thesis with summa cum laude, "High-Throughput Screening of Insect Larvae as a Replacement for Mammalian Models of Gut Inflammation", Institute of General Zoology and Developmental Biology, Department of Cellular Detection and Defense Processes, Prof. Dr. Tina Trenczek, JustusLiebig-Universität Gießen, Germany.

since 9/2023

Junior Research Group Leader of Multimodal Preclinical Imaging (PI), Fraunhofer IME Department of Bioresources, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology JLU Giessen, Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas, Prof. Dr.

Gabriele A. Krombach, Giessen, Germany.

© Kim Weigand | IME Fraunhofer

Scientific societies

Scientific societies play a crucial role in fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among researchers and scientists across diverse fields. They provide platforms for exchanging innovative ideas and cutting-edge research, driving scientific progress and discovery. I am an active member of the following scientific societies:

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German Roentgen Society


The German Roentgen Society, Society for Medical Radiology, was founded in Berlin in 1905 and is one of the most traditional and important medical societies. It is dedicated to the promotion of radiology in all its fields, including basic scientific research.

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European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI)

The European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI) represents the scientific community involved in multidisciplinary molecular imaging science. This includes basic, preclinical, translational, and clinical research on imaging technologies, methodologies, biomarkers and probes, modelling and data analysis.

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German Society of Nuclear Medicine (DGN)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin e.V. (DGN) is a scientific society that has set itself the goal of promoting nuclear medicine in basic and applied research in the fields of diagnostics, therapy and radiation protection.


International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology


Founded in 1976, a mission of ISDCI is to bring together research workers worldwide by fostering and maintaining international scientific cooperation and communication among scientists, regional groups and national societies interested in investigations of developmental and comparative immunology. 


German Society for General and Applied Entomology (DGaaE)

The DGaaE ("German Society for General and Applied Entomology") unites entomologists working in research and practice, both professionally and by vocation. The society was founded in 1976 from two traditional associations: the German Entomological Society (DEG) and German Society for Applied Entomology (DGaE). 

European Society of Radiology

European Society for Radiology (ESR)

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is an apolitical, non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening and unifying European radiology to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases while offering their members opportunities to learn, connect and thrive.


World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS)

The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) was established in 2011 by integrating the Academy of Molecular Imaging and the Society for Molecular Imaging into a single streamlined society focused on advancing the field of molecular imaging (MI). Our goal is to drive the acceptance and innovation of multimodal molecular imaging as a critical tool for discovery, preclinical, translational and clinical studies.

GfÖ Gesellschaft für Ökologie

Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)

GfÖ - The Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland) is the professional society for the promotion of scientific ecology in German-speaking countries. Founded in 1970 and based in Berlin, the society is the world's third largest scientific society in the field of ecology after the Ecological Society of America and the British Ecological Society

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German Zoological Society (DZG)

The DZG aimes to promote zoological sciences in their full breadth and interdisciplinarity.

Of particular interest is the description of the diversity of the animal world, the understanding of the evolution of diversity and the study of different biological processes in all animal groups and in a variety of model systems.

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