Dr. Friedhelm Serwane


Retina-Organoid-Basiertes Künstliches Auge

Research Interests:

Biophysics, Bioimaging, Organoids

Short CV:

2001-2007: Studies of physics at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

2004–2005: Studies at the University of Adelaide, Australia

2007: Diplom in physics, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

2007-2011: PhD studies at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg and at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg with the title „ Deterministic preparation of a tunable few-Fermion system“

2007-2008: Visiting Scientist at the University of California, Berkeley

2012-2013: Postdoc at the EMBL, Heidelberg

2013-2016: Postdoc at the University of California, Santa Barbara

since 2016: Project Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research


2007-2008:   Fellowship, Gottlieb-Daimler- and Karl-Benz-Foundation

2013-2016:   Feodor Lynen-Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

Selected Publications:

F. Serwane, A. Mongera, P. Rowghanian, D. Kealhofer, A. Lucio, Z. Hockenbery, O. Campas, In vivo quantification of spatially-varying mechanical properties in developing tissues, Nature Methods, in press.

F. Serwane, G. Zürn, T. Lompe, T. B. Ottenstein, A. N. Wenz, S. Jochim, Deterministic preparation of a tunable few-fermion system, Science, 2011


O. Campas, F. Serwane Ferrofluid droplets to locally measure the mechanics of soft materials; US Patent UC 2015-300-0.