Grabe, Niels

Prof. Dr. Niels Grabe


06221 / 54-51248

Fax: 06221 / 54-51482


Head BMBF-Research Group Epidermal Systems Biology, Head Hamamatsu Tissue Imaging and Analysis Center (BIOQUANT, Uni Heidelberg)

Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Inf.



  • Systems biology and toxicology of epithelial tissues
  • Integration of in-vitro and in-silico tissue models
  • Multi-agent based modeling of tissues on the cellular level
  • Quantitative high-throughput image analysis of tissue samples
  • Virtual microscopy / digital pathology
  • Antibody based Proteomics
  • Highly specific data mining of regulatory gene and protein sequences


  • Supervision of theses
  • Bioinformatics (since 2005; study course medical informatics)
  • Practices for algorithms and data structures (1999,2000; study course computer science, University Magdeburg)


Founding and Managing Director of the ageLab Pharma GmbH Hamburg; spin-off from the Institute for Hormone and Fertility Research at the University Hamburg Eppendorf (2001-2004)

Conference organisation:
Organisation of the 1st European Workshop on Tissue Imaging and Analysis in Heidelberg (2009)

Boards and Reviews:

  • Referee for national and international Conferences
  • Referee for international Research Grants


  • BMBF-FORSYS (Junior Research Group on Epidermal Systems Biology)
  • BMBF-MEDSYS (Systems Biology of Wound Closure)
  • Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT)

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