Dept. of Theoretical Biology
University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14
Vienna 1090, Austria
Tel +43 1 4277 56704
I am especially interested in establishing a new state-of-the-art 3D imaging centre.
My research uses morphological and process-based approaches to address problems in evolution and development. We apply x-ray micro tomographic imaging (micro CT) to a variety of research areas, including comparative embryology, functional morphology, systematics, and morphometric studies.
Developmental morphology of model and non-model species at
Histological resolution of intact samples in 3D.
Chick embryo immunostained for acetylated α-tubulin, contrasted with peroxidase-mediated reduced silver deposition. Metscher and Müller 2011, Dev Dyn 240:2301.
...like Ommatoiulus avatar. High-detail 3D images of irreplaceable specimens can be freely shared as a resource for systematics and biodiversity research. Akkari, Enghoff, and Metscher, 2015.