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

Dr. Anton Windfelder

My name is Dr. Anton Windfelder. I am a comparative immunologist interested in the functional and multimodal imaging of insects as alternative animal models for biomedical research. I am exploiting medical imaging methods such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, or photoacoustic imaging to study physiological and immunological processes in insects.   

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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.

Contact me

+49 641 972190

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