Matthias Carl

Via Sommarive, 9 - 38123 Povo
tel. 0461 283757
matthias.carl[at]unitn [dot] it
Area CUN: Scienze biologiche (05)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: ANATOMIA COMPARATA E CITOLOGIA (BIO/06)


1989 - 1994              Studies of biology at Göttingen University, Germany

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

2017 - present          Assistant Professor, Trento University, Italy

2008 - 2017              W1-Group Leader, Heidelberg University, Germany

2002 - 2008              Postdoc at UCL London, United Kingdom

2000 - 2002              Postdoc at EMBL-Heidelberg, Germany

1996 - 1999              Ph.D. student at MPI Göttingen and EMBL-Heidelberg

1995 - 1996              Research at Center for Hygiene and Human Genetics Göttingen

1994 - 1995              Diploma thesis at Center for Hygiene and Human Genetics Göttingen, German



2018 - present Lecturer at University of Trento, Italy - Developmental Biology, Safety 

2009 - 2017  Lecturer at University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim (MaReCuM) - Cell- and Molecular Biology:

  • Compartmentation
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Cell/cell, cell/matrix interactions
  • Cell division and chromosomes
  • Differentiation

2009 – 2017 Lecturer for the Translational Medical Research (TMR) Masterclass for master students at the University Heidelberg, Germany - „Advanced cell and molecular biology“

2010              Lectures at University Heidelberg, Faculty for Biosciences:

  • Genetics
  • Planning of scientific working
  • Systems Biology
Interessi di ricerca
  • Modeling neurological diseases in zebrafish
  • Developmental Neurosciences - Neuroanatomical asymmetries
  • Wnt-signaling
  • Axis formation and morphogenesis
  • Imaging
Attività di ricerca

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Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici

Societa Italiana si Neuroscienze - SINS 

British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB)

Frontiers Stem Cell Research (Review Editor since June 2018)

Frontiers in Systems Biology (Review Editor)

Examination committees for Bachelor, Master and PhD students

Premi e riconoscimenti


2018                           Habilitation in Physiology (Fascia II)

2017                           Habilitation in Comparative Anatomy and Cell Biology (Fascia I and Fascia II), Genetics (Fascia II) as well as Applied Biology (Fascia II) in Italy

2015                           Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Cell- and Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany

1999                           Dr. rer. nat., MPI Göttingen, EMBL-Heidelberg and Heidelberg University, Germany

1995                           Diploma in Biology, Göttingen University, Germany



2014 – 2017             DFG Investigator Grant CA 298/6-1 (approx. 430.000 Euro)

2012 – 2015             DFG Research Project Grant CA 298/3-1 (approx. 200.000 Euro)

2011 – 2014             DAAD 441-kl to Nesrin Mwafi (PhD salary)

2009 - 2011              SFB 488 - A18: Molecular and cellular bases of neural development (approx. 130.000 Euro)

2005 - 2008              BBSRC Research Project Grant (approx. 320.000 Pounds) 

2003 - 2005              EMBO Long Term Fellowship

2003 - 2005              DFG Long Term Fellowship CA 298/1-1; declined                  

2001                           JST Short Term Fellowship

Altre attività

Reviewing Experience:

Journals: Biochimie, Brain Structure & Function, Development, Developmental Biology, Developmental Dynamics, Developmental Neurobiology, eLife, FEBS, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, Frontiers in Physiology, Gene, Gene Expression Patterns, IJDB, IJDN, Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, Mechanisms of Development, Neuroscience, Neuroscience Research, Plos One, Science, Scientific Reports, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, TheScientificWorldJournal

Investigator, Research Grants and Grant Consortia:  ANR, BBSRC, BIF, CNRS, DFG, FONDECYT, Leibniz, NCN (Poland)