The lab August 2022. Back row, left to irght: Changzheng, Marcel, Alexis, Michael, Barbara, Tomi & Harshita. Front row: Jazmin and Juan

Alexis Maizel (PI)

email – ORCID ID – +49 6221 54 6456

Alexis obtained his PhD in 2002 from the René Descartes University and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (France). After a post-doc in San Diego (Salk Institute, USA) and in Tübingen (Max Planck Institute for developmental Biology, Germany), he was appointed in 2006 as CNRS staff scientist at the Plant Science Institute on the CNRS Campus of Gif-sur-Yvette. Since 2010 he is at the Center for Organismal Studies of the Heidelberg University, first as an independent group leader and now as a professor.

Marcel Piepers (PhD)


Marcel comes from Wageningen (Netherland) where he obtained his Master degree. He worked with Sacco de Vries and with us for his thesis. Beyond plant development and imaging, his interests lay in music and graphic design.

Tomas Tessi (postdoc)


Tomas is a native of Cordoba in Argentina. He originally trained as a chemist and discovered his interest in biology. During his PhD he studied how transport of cytokinins affects root development. In addition, he is an avid tennis player.

Changzheng Song (postdoc)


Changzheng obtained his doctoral degree from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University of China and then worked as a lab manager in China before moving to Heidelberg. He first work at COS in the labs of our colleagues R. Hell and T. Greb before joining us.

Harshita Singh (postdoc)


Harshita comes from Blue city (Jodhpur, India) and did her doctoral thesis on “Rice crown root development” under the supervision of Shri Ram Yadav at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. She is interested in adult plant stem cells and loves reading fiction.

Anamrija Primc (PhD)

email – ORCID ID

Anamarija Primc, a native of Slovenia, obtained her MSc degree from Heidelberg University. After staying in Spain and Munich, she is back to the lab to continue her project, now as a PhD student.

Barbara Jesenofsky (Technician)

email – +49 6221 54-5614

Christina Godel (administration)

email – +49 6221 545656


  • Asch Johanna Bsc thesis
  • Bald Lotte Lab manager
  • Bernreiter Andreas Post-doc
  • Berthet Béatrice PhD
  • Bouziri Sami Msc thesis
  • Doppler Sara HiWi/Bsc thesis
  • Dubrovsky Joseph Sabbatical
  • Erbstein Katarina MSc thesis
  • Fangerau Jens Scientist
  • Geier Nadine Bsc thesis
  • Ghosh Dastidar Mouli PhD
  • González Ávalos Everardo Postdoc
  • Jaber Sarah FOR2581 administration
  • Jouannet Virginie PhD
  • König Antje FOR2581 administration
  • Li Juan Postdoc
  • Lopez Mayra visiting PhD
  • Louveaux Marion Postdoc
  • Ma Zhaoxue Postdoc
  • Mohring Mina Administration DFG FOR2581
  • Mägele Ira Research technician & lab manager
  • Mattes Nicolas Msc thesis
  • Moreno Ana-Beatriz Post-doc
  • Panfilov Yaroslav Msc thesis
  • Piepers Marcel Msc thesis
  • Primc Anamrjia Msc thesis
  • Reinert Maximilian Msc thesis
  • Reyes-Hernández Jazmin Postdoc
  • Ruiz-Duarte Paola Research technician
  • Scarpa Andrea PhD
  • Schubert Martin Msc thesis
  • Schütz Lili Bsc thesis
  • Stauffer Eva Post-doc
  • Stitz Michael Postdoc
  • Tarle Gauri PhD
  • Vilches-Barro Amaya PhD
  • von Born Patrick Msc thesis

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