Andreas is a post-doctoral scientist in the Briscoe Lab at the Francis Crick Institute. He obtained a diploma in Biology from the University of Leipzig in 2007. In 2008, he joined Suzanne Eaton’s lab at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, as PhD student, working on the establishment of Planar Cell Polarity in the Drosophila wing. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD from the Technical University of Dresden. Andreas joined the Briscoe lab in January 2014. His work in the lab is supported by EMBO, Marie Curie and HFSP postdoctoral fellowships.
His research is focused on how the interplay between Shh signalling dynamics and interactions in the downstream gene regulatory network induce different progenitor fates in the ventral neural tube. To better understand this, he combines an in vitro system for the generation of spinal cord neural progenitors with live-cell imaging and quantitative image analysis.