Light-based innovation for the biosciences

After my undergraduate degree in bioengineering at the University of Wageningen, I moved to the UK for my graduate studies at the University of Cambridge with Daniel St Johnston, Gurdon Institute. I started working on motor systems during my PhD in Matthias Landgraf’s lab in the department of Zoology, followed by postdocs with Albert Cardona and Misha Ahrens, both at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus. I’m currently setting up my lab at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, in beautiful Scotland. I live with Sonja and Freya in Crail.

Research areas:

  • Neurological basis of movement
  • Connectomics
  • Zebrafish and fruit fly larva models
  • Custom-build microscopy and electrophysiology

Maarten Zwart research group