Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Senior Lecturer



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Periklis Pantazis obtained his Master's degree in Biochemistry at the Leibniz University of Hanover/Germany. He then completed graduate studies in Biology and Bioengineering at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden/Germany, where he combined imaging with in silico modelling to quantitatively analyse embryonic morphogenesis.

As a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena/USA, he employed sophisticated imaging to address fundamental questions in Developmental Biology such as the generation of asymmetry in early embryo development.

He continued his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Biosystems Analysis at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich in Basel/Switzerland where he led the Laboratory of Nano Bio Imaging that developed a diverse imaging toolbox for the mechanistic understanding of development and disease and for the use in novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. His Lab fostered interdisciplinary projects in the fields of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Engineering, Chemistry and Optics.In parallel, he started his teaching and mentoring career with lectures and workshops in “Interdisciplinary Biotechnology”, “Imaging in Systems Biology”, “Genetic Approaches in Biomedical Research”, etc.

In summer of 2018, he transferred his Lab to the Department of Bioengineering and joined Imperial College London as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor).

More information can be found on Pantazis’ Lab webpage.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Mohr MA, Kobitski AY, Sabater LR, et al., 2017, Rational Engineering of Photoconvertible Fluorescent Proteins for Dual-Color Fluorescence Nanoscopy Enabled by a Triplet-State Mechanism of Primed Conversion, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:56, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:11628-11633

Zhang W, Lohman AW, Zhuravlova Y, et al., 2017, Optogenetic control with a photocleavable protein, PhoCl, Nature Methods, Vol:14, ISSN:1548-7091, Pages:391-+

Dempsey WP, Georgieva L, Helbling PM, et al., 2015, In vivo single-cell labeling by confined primed conversion, Nature Methods, Vol:12, ISSN:1548-7091, Pages:645-+

Pantazis P, Supatto W, 2014, Advances in whole-embryo imaging: a quantitative transition is underway, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, Vol:15, ISSN:1471-0072, Pages:327-339

Plachta N, Bollenbach T, Pease S, et al., 2011, Oct4 kinetics predict cell lineage patterning in the early mammalian embryo, Nature Cell Biology, Vol:13, ISSN:1465-7392, Pages:117-U24

Pantazis P, Maloney J, Wu D, et al., 2010, Second harmonic generating (SHG) nanoprobes for in vivo imaging, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:107, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:14535-14540

Kicheva A, Pantazis P, Bollenbach T, et al., 2007, Kinetics of morphogen gradient formation, Science, Vol:315, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:521-525

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