Stephan Saalfeld, Ph.D.

Scalable methods and tools for large 3D light and electron microscopy


Stefan Saalfeld headshotDr. Stephan Saalfeld is a group leader at the Janelia Research Campus of  the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received the Diplom (M.S.) degree in computer science and media in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2013, both from the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.  For his Ph.D. from 2008 to 2013, and as a postdoctoral fellow in 2013, he worked with Pavel Tomancak at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany. His research focuses on scalable image analysis and software design.

Stephan’s lab has developed various methods for artifact correction, registration, object detection, and segmentation in large light and  electron microscopy volumes. All these methods are available as open source software libraries. Stephan is one of the founding developers of the ImgLib2 library.  He and his lab contribute to a number of popular open source bio-image analysis projects such as ImageJ, Fiji, BigDataViewer, TrakEM2, and many others.