Dr. Anne Wolfes
Tel: +44 (0)1865 285105
Cellular and molecular neuroscience, tissue reconstruction
I studied Neuroscience at UCL (B.Sc.) and the University of Göttingen (M.Sc.), Germany. In 2015, I obtained my PhD for studying vesicle-associated proteins and intercellular communication in different brain cells (neurones and glia) in Camin Dean’s group at the European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen. I also developed a more “in vivo-like” culture system for astrocytes – stellate cells that make up almost as much of the brain as neurones. Since 2016, I have been working on reconstructing parts of the brain using brain stem cells, which is part of a collaboration between the Bayley group and the Szele group at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics. My goal is to understand how different brain cell types interact, and to reproduce this environment in a sophisticated ex vivo system by 3D bioprinting.