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Robert Prevedel


Project(s) involved: XXI - Prevedel/Heppenstall


Curriculum Vitae         

Date of birth 16/06/1981 | Nationality Austrian

Researcher unique identifier(s): ORCID iD 0000-0003-3366-4703


European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit

Meyerhofstr. 1

69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49 6221 387-8722




2016                      Group leader at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

2011 to 2016          Postdoctoral fellow supported by “Marie-Curie” and FWF fellowships at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Max. F. Perutz Laboratory,

                             Vienna, Austria with Professor Alipasha Vaziri

2013 to 2016          External Lecturer, FH IMC Krems, Krems, Austria

2009 to 2011          Erwin-Schrödinger Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada with Prof. Kevin Resch    


2006 - 2009           PhD thesis at the University of Vienna with Professor Anton Zeilinger “Experimental all-optical one-way quantum computing”.

2000 - 2005           University of Vienna, MSc Experimental Physics; Exchange semester (2005), University of Queensland, Australia


Funding, Fellowships & Awards


2019                     ERC Consolidator grant, European Commission.

2019                     High-speed imaging of voltage activity in mouse brains, DFG SPP1926.

2012                     Marie Curie IIF Post-Doctoral Fellowship, European Union.

2011                     VIPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Max F. Perutz Laboratories.

2009                     Erwin-Schro?dinger Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Austrian Science Fund.

2009                     MRI Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Ontario Ministry for Research & Innovation


Selected Publications: full list available on Google Scholar

*Equal contribution; Corresponding author;

1.     R. Prevedel, A. Diz-Muñoz, G. Ruocco and G. Antonacci, Brillouin microscopy – an emerging tool for mechanobiology, Nature Methods 16, 969–977 (2019); ArXiv:1901.02006

2.     N. Wagner*, N. Norlin*, J. Gierten, G. de Medeiros, B. Balázs, J. Wittbrodt, L. Hufnagel and                R. Prevedel, Instantaneous isotropic volumetric imaging of fast biological processes, Nature Methods 16, 497–500 (2019); bioRxiv doi:10.1101/459370;

3.     C. Bevilacqua*, H. Sánchez-Iranzo*, D. Richter, A. Diz-Muñoz, and R. Prevedel, Imaging mechanical properties of sub-micron ECM in live zebrafish using Brillouin microscopy, Biomedical Optics Express 10, 1420–1431 (2019); bioRxiv doi:10.1101/491803;

4.     R. Prevedel, A.J. Verhoef, A.J. Pernia-Andrade, S. Weisenburger, B.S. Huang, T. No?bauer, A. Fernandez, J.E. Delcour, P. Golshani, A. Baltuska and A. Vaziri. Fast volumetric calcium imaging across multiple cortical layers using sculpted light. Nature Methods 13, 1021–1028 (2016);

5.     J. N. Tinsley*, M. I. Molodtsov*, R. Prevedel, D. Wartmann, J. Espigule?-Pons, M. Lauwers, and A. Vaziri. Direct Detection of a Single Photon by Humans. Nature Communications 7, 12172 (2016);

6.     P. Rupprecht, R. Prevedel, F. Gro?ssl, W.E. Haubensak, and A. Vaziri. Optimizing and extending light-sculpting microscopy for fast functional imaging in neuroscience. Biomedical Optics Express 6, 353-368 (2015); ArXiv:1501.03082;

7.     R. Prevedel*, Y.-G. Yoon*, M. Hoffmann, N. Pak, G. Wetzstein, S. Kato, T. Schro?del, R. Raskar, M. Zimmer, E.S. Boyden, and A. Vaziri. Simultaneous whole-animal 3D-imaging of neuronal activity using light field microscopy. Nature Methods 11, 727–730 (2014); ArXiv:1401.5333;

8.     T. Schro?del*, R. Prevedel*, K. Aumayr, M. Zimmer and A. Vaziri.
Brain- wide 3D imaging of neuronal activity in Caenorhabditis elegans with sculpted light.
Nature Methods 10, 1013 (2013) ArXiv:1406.1603;

9.     R. Prevedel, D. R. Hamel, R. Colbeck, K. Fisher and K. J. Resch.
Experimental investigation of the uncertainty principle in the presence of quantum memory.
Nature Physics 7, 757-761 (2011) ArXiv:1012.0332;

10.  R. Prevedel, P. Walther, F. Tiefenbacher, P. Boehi, R. Kaltenbaek, T. Jennewein and A. Zeilinger.
High-speed linear optics quantum computing using active feed-forward.
Nature 445, 65-69 (2007) ArXiv:quant-ph/0701017