Corinna Blasse


Research Interests

  • Image Analysis 
  • Segmentation and Tracking

Current Projects


  • Interplay of cell dynamics and epithelial tension during morphogenesis of the Drosophila pupal wing

    Etournay R, Popović M, Merkel M, Nandi A, Blasse C, Aigouy B, Brandl H, Myers G, Salbreux G, Jülicher F, Eaton S

    eLife, 2015

  • The Balance of Prickle/Spiny-Legs Isoforms Controls the Amount of Coupling between Core and Fat PCP Systems

    Merkel M, Sagner A, Gruber FS, Etournay R, Blasse C, Myers G, Eaton S and Jülicher F

    Current Biology, 2014

  • Poster: Image Preprocessing Of Large Data Sets During Fly Wing Development

    Blasse C, Myers G

    ICVSS, 2013

  • From TER to trans- and paracellular resistance: lessons from impedance spectroscopy

    Günzel D, Zakrzewski SS, Schmid T, Pangalos M, Wiedenhoeft J, Blasse C, Ozboda C, Krug SM

    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2012

  • FragmentStore—a comprehensive database of fragments linking metabolites, toxic molecules and drugs

    Ahmed J, Worth CL, Thaben P, Matzig C, Blasse C, Dunkel M, Preissner R

    Nucl. Acids Res., 2011

  • CancerResource: a comprehensive database of cancer-relevant proteins and compound interactions supported by experimental knowledge

    Ahmed J, Meinel T, Dunkel M, Murgueitio MS, Adams R, Blasse C, Eckert A, Preissner S, Preissner R

    Nucl. Acids Res., 2011

Curriculum Vitae


  •  2012-present
  • Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Thesis: Towards perfect and efficient tracking of cells during fly development
  • Advisor: Gene Myers
  • 2009-2011
  • M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Freie Universität Berlin and Uppsala Universitet
  • Thesis: Phylogenies of multi-domain proteins in chromatin remodeling
  • Advisor: Martin Vingron
  • 2006-2009
  • B.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Thesis: Entwicklung einer Datenbank krebsrelevanter Medikamente und ihrer Zielmoleküle zur Analyse bevorzugter Fragmente in ihren Bindungsstellen
  • Advisor: Robert Preissner

Work Experience:

  • 2012-present
  • Ph.D. student
  • Gene Myers's group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • 2011
  • Undergraduate Student Researcher
  • Martin Vingron's group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
  • 2008-2010
  • Undergraduate Student Researcher
  • Robert Preissner's group at the Charite Berlin

Teaching Experience:

  • 2013
  • TA of the course "Discrete Algorithms for Computational Biology", Technische Universität Dresden