Meet Our Scientific Ambassadors

Scientific Ambassadors 2024

We are delighted to present our first cohort of Euro-BioImaging Scientific Ambassadors. These researchers were selected in a highly competitive process based on their motivation to help spread the word about Euro-BioImaging and open access to imaging. They will play a crucial role in expanding the reach of Euro-BioImaging through their advocacy and engagement. Together we will foster a greater understanding of Euro-BioImaging services, making imaging technologies more accessible for researchers and creating opportunities for collaboration, scientific advancement, and innovation in the field of bioimaging. Please join us in welcoming these Ambassadors to the Euro-BioImaging family!


Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Totally fascinated by brain complexity, Alice pursued a double degree PhD in Neuroscience between Charles University in Prague and Sorbonne University in Paris focusing on behaviour and cognition. In life as well as in the lab, she tends to combine her dynamic, social, open-minded and flexible nature with precision. She loves to work in a collaborative environment and believes that sharing interests, connecting people and countries is a fundamental part of research.


University Medical Center Göttingen

Christian studied technical physics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and has been in charge of the small animal imaging facility at the University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany) since 2004. He is an expert in x-ray and optical imaging as well as in image processing and software development. Christian teaches imaging technologies, image processing and machine learning and is a long term user of EuroBioImaging and member of the reviewer panel.


EMBL Heidelberg

Nikita works on development of a photoacoustic tomography setup for calcium neuroimaging in mouse brain. He is interested in different deep-tissue imaging modalities, neuroimaging, photoacoustic spectroscopy and other funny ways of combining optics, computers and sound to reveal new information on tissues. He is also interested in art as a communication between scientific discoveries and broader audience.


Tampere University

Elina’s research area is mechanobiology and cellular biophysics. She has a wide expertise in light microscopy, especially confocal fluorescence microscopy imaging, and expansion microscopy and N-SIM super-resolution microscopy techniques. She aims to promote the visibility of collaborative networks and research infrastructure on bioimaging at the national and international level.


Aarhus University

Muriel is a Cell Biologist specialized in electron microscopy currently holding a position as an Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. Her laboratory is dedicated to harnessing state-of-the-art electron microscopy technology to address biological questions with a special focus on unraveling the complexity of the mechanism of autophagy. She takes pride in her ability to collaborate within diverse research teams aiming to make impactful contributions to collective projects. She firmly believe that fostering a collaborative spirit is the key to cultivating innovation and ensuring continuous growth.



Being highly curious, Andrada likes to position herself at the intersection of several domains and understand the working of the human body using mathematics and AI techniques. Through her work, she wants to analyze biomedical imaging data in neuroscience and cancer research to improve the care in pediatric cancer and to downsize the underlying neurological changes that follow treatment.


BioRG - Bioengineering and Sustainability Research Group (BioRG), Lusófona University - Engineering School

Dr. Tiago Cunha Reis’s work focuses on the synergy between artificial intelligence, medical- & bio-imaging, and healthcare. His research involves creating AI algorithms to enhance the precision of imaging-related tools to support medical research, diagnostics and prognostic. This integration aims to improve current disease understanding, treatment outcomes and patient care.


The Pirbright Institute

Taissa is a researcher and science educator interested in the many aspects of virus-host interactions in emerging zoonotic viral diseases. She has a long-time passion for light microscopy methods, which are invaluable tools for understanding the dynamics of viral infections. Her current work focuses on studying the replication of (+)ssRNA viruses and the interaction of their genome with host cells.


EMBL Heidelberg

Throughout her studies, Magdalena has used confocal and light sheet microscopes to capture the dynamics and beauty of developmental processes. She is excited especially by live imaging of whole tissues and organisms. As this is only possible with advanced microscopy, she wants to play a part in streamlining and making imaging technologies available between different institutions to achieve collaborative research progress.


Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology

Passionate about advanced microscopy, Beata is immersed in imaging projects at the Nencki Institute. Proficient with confocal systems, she explores diverse biological samples, from fixed to living human cell lines. Utilizing specific dyes and cutting-edge technologies like Nanolive, she delves into mitochondrial network architecture, colocalization studies, and live-reaction monitoring. Enthusiastic about microscopy's transformative potential, her goal is to become an expert, leveraging these tools to empower biologists and foster collaborative research.


RWTH Aachen University Hospital

Alexandros is the head of the “Immune Cell Targeting and Imaging” Lab, at the Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging (ExMI), RWTH Aachen University Hospital. He serves the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI) as Chair of the Image-Guided Drug Delivery Study Group, and the Controlled Release Society (CRS) as member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee. His research focuses on nanomedicine-based targeting and imaging of the cancer-associated immune system, funded by the German Research Foundation (JPI2021, CRU344, SFB1066), and the German Cancer Aid (Krebshilfe).


Charité Berlin

Judith loves to explore the world of molecular and medical imaging, where chemistry, biology, and physics intersect. Her objective is to discover the latest techniques that shape the landscape of multi-scale molecular imaging; and to gain insight into new contrast mechanisms for unprecedented insights into cellular and molecular processes, especially in the fields of oncology and neurology.