In Review/Submitted/Submission pending

Yaganoglu, S., Helassa, N., Gaub, B.M., Welling, M.A., Müller, D.J., Török, K., and Pantazis, P.#, “GenEPi: Piezo1-based fluorescent reporter for visualizing mechanical stimuli with high spatiotemporal resolution”.

  • Invention filed: E.P. patent pending (2017, EP 2017/17210479.6).

Welling, M.A.*, Mohr, M.A.*, Ponti, A., Sabater, L.R., Boni, A., Liberali, P., Pelczar, P., and Pantazis, P.#, “Efficient, high fidelity lineage tracing of mouse pre-implantation development using primed conversion”.

Sonay, A.Y., Yaganoglu, S., Konantz, M., Jiang, S., Behzadi, S., Crespy, D., Landfester, K., Lengerke, C., and Pantazis, P.#, “Biodegradable second harmonic generating (bioSHG) nanoprobes for targeted high-resolution in vivo tumor imaging”.

  • Invention filed: E.P. patent pending (2016, EP 2016/191538).
  • Nominated for the SPARK Award 2017


Mohr, M.A., and Pantazis, P.#, (2018) “Primed conversion: the new kid on the block for photoconversion”. Chemistry - A European Journal (Epub ahead of print).

Sugiyama, N.*, Sonay, A.Y.*Tussiwand, R., Cohen, B., and Pantazis, P.#, (2018) “Effective Labeling of Primary Somatic Stem Cells with BaTiO3 Nanocrystals for Second Harmonic Generation Imaging”. Small 8: 1703386 (1 of 9).

  • Provided back cover of the journal.


Nugraha, B., Mohr, M.A.,Ponti, A., Emmert, M.Y., Weibel, F.,Hoerstrup, S.P., Moll, S., Certa, U., Prunotto, M.#, Pantazis, P.# (2017) “Monitoring and manipulating cellular crosstalk during kidney fibrosis inside a 3D in vitro co-cultureScientific Reports 7:14490.

Mohr, M.A., Kobitski, A.Y., Sabater, L.R., Nienhaus, K., Obara, C.J., Lippincott-Schwartz, J., Nienhaus, G.U.#, and Pantazis, P.# (2017) “Rational Engineering of Photoconvertible Fluorescent Proteins for Dual-Color Fluorescence Nanoscopy Enabled by a Triplet-State Mechanism of Primed ConversionAngewandte Chemie International Edition 56:11628.

Sonay, A.Y., and Pantazis, P.#, (2017) “Bioinspired Second Harmonic GenerationProc. SPIE 10411, Clinical and Preclinical Optical Diagnostics, 104110D.

Zhang,W., Lohman, A.W., Zhuravlova, Y., Lu, X., Wiens, M.D., Hoi, H., Yaganoglu, S., Mohr, M.A., Kitova, E.N., Klassen, J.S., Pantazis, P., Thompson, J.R., and Campbell, R.E.# (2017) “Optogenetic control with a photocleavable protein” Nature Methods 14: 391–394.


Mohr, M.A., Argast, P., and Pantazis, P.#, (2016) “Labeling cellular structures in vivo using confined primed conversion of photoconvertible fluorescent proteins” Nature Protocols 11:2419–31.

  • Invention W.O. patent pending (2014, WO 2014/147211) and E.P. patent pending (2014, EP 2014/055669) licensed to: AHF Analysentechnik, Tübingen/Germany. Press release - split filter for confined primed conversion can be retrieved form here.

Mohr, M.A., and Pantazis, P.#, (2016) “Single neuron morphology in vivo with confined primed conversion” Methods Cell Biol 133:125-38.

Welling, M.,Ponti, A.,and Pantazis, P.#,  (2016) “Symmetry breaking in the early mammalian embryo: the case for quantitative single-cell imaging analysisMHR-Molecular Human Reproduction 22:172-181.


Dempsey, W.P.*, Hodas, N.O.*, Ponti, A., and Pantazis, P.#, (2015) “Determination of the source of SHG verniers in zebrafish skeletal muscleScientific Reports 5:18119.    

Dempsey, W.P.*, Georgieva, L.*, Helbling, P.M., Sonay, A.Y., Truong, T.V., Haffner, M., and Pantazis, P.#, (2015) “In vivo single cell labeling by confined primed conversionNature Methods 12:645–648.    

  • Featured in multiple news outlets and scientific blogs among them: Bergman, F. (2015) “Chameleon proteins make individual cells visible” ETH Zurich News.
  • Invention W.O. patent pending (2014, WO 2014/147211) and E.P. patent pending (2014, EP 2014/055669) licensed to two startup companies: DNAWrite, Cambridge/UK and Viventis Microscopy, Lausanne/CH.


Pantazis, P.#, and Supatto W., (2014) “Advances in whole-embryo imaging: a quantitative transition is underwayNat Rev Mol Cell Biol 15:327–39.    

Dempsey, W.P., Qin, H., and Pantazis, P.#, (2014) “In Vivo Cell Tracking Using PhOTO ZebrafishMethods Mol Biol 1148:217-28.


Mikut R.#, Dickmeis T., Driever W., Geurts P., Hamprecht F.A., Kausler B.X., Ledesma-Carbayo M.J., Marée R., Mikula K., Pantazis P., Ronneberger O., Santos A., Stotzka R., Strähle U., and Peyriéras N., (2013) “Automated Processing of Zebrafish Imaging Data: A SurveyZebrafish 10:401-21.


Culic-Viskota, J.*, Dempsey, W.P.*, Fraser, S.E., and Pantazis, P.#, (2012) “Surface functionalization of barium titanate SHG nanoprobes for in vivo imaging in zebrafishNature Protocols 7:1618-33.    

Pantazis, P.#, and Bollenbach, T., (2012) “Transcription factor kinetics and the emerging asymmetry in the early mammalian embryoCell Cycle 11:2055-8.    

Dempsey, W.P., Fraser, S.E., and Pantazis, P.#, (2012) “SHG nanoprobes: Advancing harmonic imaging in biologyBioessays 34:351-60.

Dempsey, W.P., Fraser, S.E., and Pantazis, P.#, (2012) “PhOTO Zebrafish: A Transgenic Resource for in vivo Lineage Tracing During Development and RegenerationPLoS ONE 7:e32888.


Plachta, N., Bollenbach, T., Pease, S., Fraser, S.E., and Pantazis, P., (2011) “Oct4 kinetics predict cell 
lineage patterning in the early mammalian embryoNature Cell Biology 13:117-23.    

Caneparo, L.*, Pantazis, P.*, Dempsey, W.P., and Fraser, S.E., (2011) “Intercellular Bridges in 
Vertebrate GastrulationPLoS ONE 6:e20230.


Pantazis, P.#, Maloney, J., Wu, D., and Fraser, S.E., (2010) “Second Harmonic Generating (SHG) nanoprobes for in vivo imagingProc Natl Acad Sci USA 107:14535-40.    

  • Featured in: Cohen, B., (2010) “Biological imaging: Beyond fluorescence” Nature 467:407-8; Evanko, D., (2010) “Microscope harmonies” Nature Methods 7:779.
  • Multiple inventions granted: (U.S. patent granted (29 Dec 2015, US 9,221,919); U.S. patent granted (03 Feb 2015, US 8,945,471 B2); U.S. patent granted (31 May 2016, US 9,352,055); U.S. patent granted (25 Oct 2016, US 9,476,830))
  • Multiple inventions pending: (U.S. patent pending (2016, US 15/332,989); W.O. patent pending (2008, WO 2008/140584); W.O. patent pending (2010, WO 2010/090844))

Tu, C., Ma, X., Pantazis, P., Kauzlarich, S.#, and Louie, A.#, (2010) “Paramagnetic, silicon quantum dots for magnetic resonance and two photon imaging of macrophagesJ Am Chem Soc 132:2016-23.


Pantazis, P.#, Pu, Y., Psaltis, D., and Fraser, S.E., (2009) “Second Harmonic Generating (SHG) Nanoprobes: a New Tool for Biomedical ImagingProc. SPIE 7183:71831-5


Bollenbach, T.*, Pantazis, P.*, Kicheva, A.*, Boekel, C., Kruse, K., Gonzalez-Gaitan, M.#, and Juelicher, F.#, (2008) “Precision of the Dpp GradientDevelopment 135:1137-46.


Kicheva, A.*, Pantazis, P.*, Bollenbach, T.*, Kalaidzidis, Y., Bittig, T., Juelicher, F.#, and Gonzalez- Gaitan, M.#, (2007) “Kinetics of morphogen gradient formationScience 315(5811):521-5.

Pantazis, P.#, and González-Gaitán, M., (2007) “Localized multiphoton photoactivation of paGFP in Drosophila wing imaginal discs” J Biomed Opt 12:044004.


Bollenbach, T., Kruse, K., Pantazis, P., Gonzalez-Gaitan, M., and Juelicher, F.#, (2005) “Robust 
formation of morphogen gradientsPhys Rev Lett 94:018103(1-4).


Dudu, V.*, Pantazis, P.*, and Gonzalez-Gaitan, M.#, (2004) “Membrane traffic during embryonic development: epithelial formation, cell fate decisions and differentiationCurr Opin Cell Biol 16:407-414.

Kruse, K.*, Pantazis, P.*, Bollenbach, T., Juelicher, F.#, and Gonzalez-Gaitan, M.#, (2004) “Dpp 
gradient formation by Dynamin-dependent endocytosis: receptor trafficking and the diffusion modelDevelopment 131:4843-56.


Tsikas, D.#, Sandmann, J., Holzberg, D., Pantazis, P., Raida, M., and Frolich, J.C., (1999) “Determination of S-nitrosoglutathione in human and rat plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence and ultraviolet absorbance detection after precolumn derivatization with o-phthalaldehydeAnal Biochem 273:32-40.