Aleksandra Sapala

 
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ROLE
Postdoc

INSTITUTE
ETH Zurich

DEPARTMENT
Computational Biology (CoBi)


ROLE IN THE CONSORTIUM

I studied biophysics at the University of Warsaw (Poland) for my BSc and MSc degrees. After that I went on to pursue a PhD at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne (Germany). In the group of Richard S. Smith I studied growth and biomechanics of developing plant tissue and organs. Together with my collaborators I was able to explain the mechanism that determines shapes of single epidermal cells in leaves.

In 2018 I moved to the lab of prof. Dagmar Iber at ETH as a post-doc in order to study animal morphogenesis at an intersection of biology, physics and computer science. In the Pan3DP project I am responsible for acquiring microscopic images and utilizing different image analysis tools to disentangle the 3D structure of developing pancreata.