About us

2017/06 – Our group in the Botanic gardens in front of the new Virology building

In the Lozach lab, we are investigating how arthropod-borne viruses infect humans and subsequently spread throughout the host, specifically from a virology and cell biology perspective. Our group is located on the campus of the University Hospital Heidelberg (Contact us) and is mainly funded by CellNetworks – Cluster of Excellence (EXC81). We are part of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Virology, the head of which is Prof. Hans-Georg Kraeusslich. In the course of 2017, we will move into a brand-new building entirely dedicated to research on infectious diseases (picture on the right). Parts of this new building are designed to perform live-cell and animal imaging with BSL3 pathogens.

 

 

 

Head of the lab

Pierre-Yves Lozach

Pierre-Yves Lozach

CellNetworks group leader

Pierre-Yves Lozach obtained his PhD degree in Virology at the Pasteur Institute. In 2007, he joined the lab of Ari Helenius (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), first as a Marie-Curie postdoc fellow and then as a group leader. In 2012, he was appointed as tenure-track Assistant-Professor in Canada, and in 2013, granted the CellNetworks group leader position at the University of Heidelberg. His group published a combination of 12 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and news during the last four years. Pierre-Yves Lozach is now building on his previous successes to pursue an exciting and dynamic scientific program in the field of vector-borne emerging diseases.

The Team

Psylvia Léger

Psylvia Léger

Postdoc researcher

In the lab since 2014

Magalie Mazelier

Magalie Mazelier

Postdoc researcher

In the lab since 2014

Shawon Gupta

Shawon Gupta

SMRF postdoc fellow researcher

In the lab since 2017

Anja Hoffmann

Anja Hoffmann

PhD student

In the lab since 2015

Zina Uckeley

Zina Uckeley

PhD Student

In the lab since 2017

Alumni (>1 year of presence in the lab)

Nicoles Cordes

Nicoles Cordes

Student assistant

University of Heidelberg, 2014 - 2016

Nele Villabruna

Nele Villabruna

Internship student

University of Heidelberg, 2015 - 2016

Marilou Tetard

Marilou Tetard

M.Sc. student

ETH Zurich and INRS-Institut Armand Frappier, 2011 - 2013

Roger Meier

Roger Meier

PhD student

ETH Zurich, 2008 - 2012

Roberta Mancini

Roberta Mancini

Research Assistant

ETH Zurich, 2008 - 2012

Benjamin Radestock

Benjamin Radestock

M.Sc. student

ETH Zurich, 2010 - 2011

Andreas Kühbacher

Andreas Kühbacher

M.Sc. student

ETH Zurich, 2009 - 2010

David Bitto

David Bitto

M.Sc. student

ETH Zurich, 2008 - 2009

And all the other people who crossed our way in Heidelberg, Canada, and Switzerland

Holda Anagho, Sven Blobner, Thomas Braunschweiler, Thomas Burkard, Myriam Dosso, Hannah Fleckenstein, Erik Fumi, Jana Koch, Kathlyn Laval, Emmanuelle Münger, Lisa Oestereich, Claudia Robens, Ronan Rouxel, Malte Simon, Julia Wegner, Berthe Youness, and Michael Zumstein.

 

Our lab fun picture gallery

  • PY, Moussa, Amadou, Martin, and Hervé
    PY, Moussa, Amadou, Martin, and Hervé
    Shanghai, 2017/05
  • PY and Amadou
    PY and Amadou
    Shanghai, 2017/05
  • Ke, PY, and Xi
    Ke, PY, and Xi
    Wuhan, 2017/05
  • Lab 2017
    Lab 2017
    Botanical gardens, Heidelberg, 2017/05
  • PY and Flo
    PY and Flo
    GfV meeting, social diner, Marburg, 2017/03
  • Steeve very focused!
    Steeve very focused!
    GfV meeting, social diner, Marburg, 2017/03
  • Lab 2016
    Lab 2016
    Botanical gardens, Heidelberg, 2016/05
  • Psylvia, PY, and Magalie
    Psylvia, PY, and Magalie
    NSV meeting, 2015/06
  • PY's birthday gift
    PY's birthday gift
    Heidelberg, 2015/05
  • Lab 2015
    Lab 2015
    Botanical gardens, Heidelberg, 2015/03
  • PY and Andrès
    PY and Andrès
    CHUM, Montreal, 2015/02
  • First poster presentation of Marilou
    First poster presentation of Marilou
    Ottawa, 2013/06
  • PY
    PY
    Institut Armand-Frappier, 2013/05
  • Lab 2013
    Lab 2013
    Institut Armand-Frappier, 2013/03
  • Alfred!
    Alfred!
    Former Helenius lab members know! 2012/06
  • The Bunya team 2012
    The Bunya team 2012
    ETHZ, Switzerland, 2012/06
  • The Bunya team 2010
    The Bunya team 2010
    ETHZ, Switzerland, 2009/10
  • Ralf, Anna, and PY
    Ralf, Anna, and PY
    Karolinska Institue, 2007/03