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Mathias Jäger

Mathias Jäger has a PhD in astronomy and a passion for science communication. This brought him from the macro to the microworld.

mathias.jaeger@embl.de

Articles by Mathias Jäger

Different parts of a fruit fly arranged into an artificial green eye.

The eye of science

This image is a composite of lateral pentascolopidial organs, a wing imaginal disc pouch, and an epithelial wound in a Drosophila larva. The organs are arranged here like eyelashes. Cells surrounding an epidermal wound appear as the iris and pupil of this artistic eye.

By Mathias Jäger

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Logo of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems. Left: A chalkboard drawing of Europe. Right: the letters E L L I S in different colours.

Bridging artificial intelligence and the life sciences – launch of ELLIS Heidelberg

Researchers from all life science disciplines – from fundamental biological research to medical applications – generate immense datasets. Analysing these datasets and gaining new knowledge from them is a growing challenge for scientists. The fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

A long string of cells - red in the centre, yellow at the border.

Fish close-up

This group of cells represents an interesting example of organ formation where cells simultaneously move and change their shapes in a highly coordinated manner.

By Mathias Jäger

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Small dots. Some in bright yellow.

An ocean of droplets

Bacterial cells are embedded in microfluidic droplets in oil. The fluorescence indicates the presence of the targeted DNA strain with the help of a characteristic DNA sequence.

By Mathias Jäger

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A row of ceiling windows

A bright view of the future

The image shows one of the four rows of roof lights above the atrium, which is the main public space of the Imaging Centre.

By Mathias Jäger

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The image shows a larva of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine worm. The body of the worm is shown in grey. Muscle strands are coloured in red. The muscles of one individual strand are highlighted in different, brighter colours.

Muscular worm larva

The image shows a larva of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine worm. The image here was produced by Constantin Pape, a visiting predoctoral fellow in the Kreshuk group at EMBL Heidelberg.

By Mathias Jäger

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