INF Project and Chief Information Officer

Prof. Dr. Katharzyna Bozek

CRC 1607 | Prof. Dr. Katharzyna Bozek

Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne
Robert-Koch-Str 31
50931 Cologne, Germany
+49 221 478 89529


Project leader

Scientific career

2022 W2 tenure track professor, University of Cologne, Medical Faculty

2020-2022 Junior Group Leader, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

2015-2019 Postdoctoral scholar, group leader, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan

2011-2015 Postdoctoral scholar at CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai, China and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany


Selected publications

  1. Pisula JI, Datta RR, Börner-Valdez L, Avemarg J-R, Jung J-O, Plum P, Löser H, Lohneis P, Meuschke M, Pinto dos Santos D, Gebauer F, Quaas A, Bruns CJ, Walch A, Lawonn K, Popp FC, Bozek K. Predicting the HER2 status in esophageal cancer from tissue microarrays using convolutional neural networks, Br J Cancer (2023)
  2. Bozek K, Hebert L, Portugal Y, Mikheyev AS, Stephens GJ. Markerless tracking of entire insect colony. Nat Commun (2021) 12, 1733
  3. Nguyen DMT, Luzzolino ML, Mankel A, Bozek K, Stephens GJ, Peleg O. Flow-Mediated Olfactory Communication in Honey Bee Swarms. PNAS (2021) March 30, 118 (13) e2011916118
  4. Lopes AFC, Bozek K, Herholz M, Trifunovic A, Rieckher M, Schumacher B. A C. elegans model for neurodegeneration in Cockayne Syndrome, Nucleic Acids Research (2020)
  5. Bozek K, Hebert L, Mikheyev AS, Stephens GJ. Towards dense object tracking in a 2D honeybee hive. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018
  6. Bozek K, Khrameeva EE, Reznick J, Omerbašić D, Bennett NC, Lewin GR, Azpurua J, Gorbunova V, Seluanov A, Regnard P, Wanert F, Marchal J, Pifferi F, Aujard F, Liu Z, Shi P, Pääbo S, Schroeder F, Willmitzer L, Giavalisco P, Khaitovich P. Lipidome determinants of maximal lifespan in mammals. Sci Rep. 2017
  7. Li Q*, Bozek K*, C Xu C, Guo Y, Sun J, Pääbo S, Sherwood CC, Hof PR, Ely JJ, Li Y, Willmitzer L, Giavalisco P, Khaitovich P. Changes in lipidome composition during brain development in humans, chimpanzees and macaque monkeys. Mol Biol Evol 2017, *equal contribution
  8. Bozek K, Wei Y, Yan Z, Liu X, Xiong J, Sugimoto M, Tomita M, Pääbo S, Sherwood CC, Hof PR, Ely JJ, Li Y, Steinhauser D, Willmitzer L, Giavalisco P, Khaitovich P. Organization and evolution of brain lipidome revealed by large-scale analysis of human, chimpanzee, macaque and mouse tissues. Neuron 2015
  9. Bozek K, Wei Y, Yan Z, Liu X, Xiong J, Sugimoto M, Tomita M, Pääbo S, Pieszek R, Sherwood CC, Hof PR, Ely JJ, Steinhauser D, Willmitzer L, Bangsbo J, Hansson O, Call J, Giavalisco P, Khaitovich P. Exceptional evolutionary divergence of human muscle and brain metabolomes parallels human cognitive and physical uniqueness. PLoS Biol 2014
  10. Butt L, Unnersjö-Jess D, Höhne M, Sergei G, Witasp A, Wernerson A, Patrakka J, Hoyer PF, Blom H, Schermer B, Bozek K*, Benzing T*. Deep learning-based segmentation and quantification of podocyte foot process morphology (in review)