Alexander Blaessle

Position: PhD Student
Address: Max-Planck-Ring 9
72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 601 817
E-Mail: alexander.blaessle[at]
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Since 2013 PhD Student in the System Biology of Development Group ath the FML, Germany
2011-2013 M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
2008-2011 B.Sc. in Mathematics, Technical University of Munich, Germany

My research mainly focuses on pattern formation during early embryonic development in vertebrates. In particular, I use biophysical methods such as Fluorescence Decay After Photoconversion and Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching to measure the stabilities and diffusion rates of morphogens  controlling tissue specification. Combined with mathematical modeling, these parameters could improve our knowledge on embryonic tissue formation.


I am interested in improving biophysical data analysis and providing open-source software solutions for such tasks. If you want to find out more about my softwares, go either to our softwares page or my github repository.

Pomreinke A.P., Soh G.H., Rogers K.W., Bergmann J.K., Bläßle A.J., Müller P. (2017). Dynamics of BMP signaling and distribution during zebrafish dorsal-ventral patterning. eLife, doi: 10.7554/eLife.25861.


Bläßle A, Tyson R.C (2016). First capture success in two dimensions: The search for prey by a random walk predator in a comprehensive space of random walks, Ecological Complexity (28)


Rogers, K. W., Bläßle, A., Schier, A. F., Müller, P.  (2015). Measuring Protein Stability in Living Zebrafish Embryos Using Fluorescence Decay After Photoconversion (FDAP). J. Vis. Exp. (95), doi:10.3791/52266


Bläßle A, Müller P (2014). PyFDAP: Automated analysis of Fluorescence Decay After Photoconversion (FDAP) experiments. Bioinformatics, doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu735


Bläßle A., Janbek B., Liu L., et al. (2013). Optical touch sensing: practical bounds for design and performance. Proc. SPIE 8657, Computational Imaging XI, 86570O.