Ph.D. Students


Xiaokang Lun, M.Sc.

Education: Wuhan University: B.Sc. in Biology; University of Amsterdam: M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences.

Fields: Single-cell signaling networks in EMT, cellular decision making, mass cytometry.
Email: xiaokang.lun[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630


Denis Schapiro, Dipl.-Biol. (t.o.)

Education: Diploma studies in Technical Biology, University of Stuttgart and Harvard University.
Fields: Systems biology, computational biology, cell signaling networks, imaging mass cytometry, tumor microenvironment, big data.
Email: denis.schapiro[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630


Johanna Wagner, M.Sc.

Education: University of Hannover and Bern: B.Sc. in Biochemistry; ETH Zurich: M.Sc. in Biology.
Fields: Systems biology, cell signaling networks, tumor heterogeneity, mass cytometry.
Email: johanna.wagner[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630


Nevena Zivanovic, M.Sc.

Education: University of Novi Sad: M.Sc. in Biochemistry.
Fields: System-wide signaling network analysis in cancer by mass cytometry, cancer biology.
Email: nevena.zivanovic[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630

Postdoctoral Fellows


Catena Raúl, Ph.D.

Education: B.Sc in Biology (University of Navarra, 2003), B.Sc. in Biochemistry (University of Navarra, 2006), Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology (University of Navarra, 2008).
Fields: Cancer metastasis, Angiogenesis, and Tumor Microenvironment. Biotechnology, Computational Biology.
Email: raul.catena[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56604


Serena Di Palma, Ph.D.

Education: ‘Sapienza’, University of Rome: M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical and Technological Chemistry; Utrecht University: Ph.D. in Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics.
Fields: Analytical and technological sciences, proteomics, systems biology, method development.
Email: serena.dipalma[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630


Stephane Chevrier, Ph.D.

Education: University of Lausanne: M.Sc. Biology; University of Lausanne: Ph.D. in Immunology.
Fields: Immunology, tumor microenvironment, macrophage polarization.
Email: stephane.chevrier[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630


Charlotte Giesen, Ph.D.

Education: Humboldt University Berlin and National Research Center Canada: M.Sc. Chemistry; HU Berlin: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry.
Fields: Cancer biology, imaging mass cytometry, method development.
Email: charlotte.giesen[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630


Andrea Jacobs

Position: Lab Manager
Education: University of Duesseldorf: Apprenticeship as a Medical Technical Assistant.
Fields: Single cell analysis by mass cytometry and flow cytometry, immunology, cancer biology, human models of breast carcinoma.
Email: andrea.jacobs[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 56630



Werner Rohner

Email: werner.rohner[at]
Phone: +41 (0)44 63 54825