Tay Lab

About Us

Tuan Leng Tay, Dr. rer.

Tuan Leng Tay, Dr. rer. nat.

Group Leader

Everyone who associates with our group should have the time of their lives doing Science. Leveraging on a very supportive research environment, I hope to help each of us achieve our absolute potential.

Scarlet, G. S. P.

Scarlet, G. S. P.

HR Manager, Timekeeper, Security Guard, Health Officer and Spiritual Leader

#worklifebalance #ihaveyourback #bringmeasnack #realboss #wirschaffeneszusammen

Denis Veil, B.Eng. Industrial

Denis Veil, B.Eng. Industrial Engineer

Research Assistant for Bioinformatics and Programming (Since April 2019)

I am interested in everything where technology is involved. Currently I'm finishing my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science with a focus on software development, information retrieval and bioinformatics.

Amritha Manjally, B.Eng.

Amritha Manjally, B.Eng. Biotechnology

MSc Neuroscience student (Since July 2019)

I will be pursuing my Master thesis in area of neuroimmunology. I will also contribute to other interesting ongoing projects. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology with 2 years of research experience. I am motivated to constantly acquire new skills in the field of biology and data analysis. I love to sketch and paint too!!

Matteo P. Petrich, B.Sc. Biology

Matteo P. Petrich, B.Sc. Biology

Intern/Research Assistant for Neurosurgery (Since November 2019)

After focusing mainly on the neurosciences and writing my Bachelor thesis in that field during my B.Sc. Biology studies in Heidelberg, I went on to pursue my M.Sc. Biology degree with a major in the neurosciences here in Freiburg. Right now, I am working as a HiWi assisting in neurosurgery, taking care of animals pre- and post-op, as well as doing further administrative work for the lab. Last but not least, I am looking forward to starting my Master thesis in the next couple of months. Outside the lab I am passionately playing different tabletop roleplay games.


Ouzéna Bouadi, B.Sc. Biology

Joint Master of Neuroscience intern (Since February 2020)

Currently completing the first year of the Joint Master in Neurosciences from the University of Strasbourg (France), I am happy to join the team for a two-month internship in early 2020. I graduated my Bachelor's Degree in multidisciplinary biology and wish to specialize in neuroimmunology. In the Lab, I am glad to contribute to ongoing projects that with no doubt will enrich my knowledge and laboratory skills. All this in the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau.


Tamara Ritter, M.Sc.

Tamara Ritter, M.Sc. Biology

Research Assistant (March 2019-January 2020)

I am the all-rounder who is involved in most projects, organises the lab and helps with the translation of complex official documents (German/English).

Tamara has started her new full-time position at the CellGenix headquarters in Freiburg.

Patrick Campbell, B.Sc.

Patrick Campbell, B.Sc. Physics

MSc Neuroscience student (October 2019-January 2020)

I will contribute to ongoing projects (e.g., motif analysis, deep learning-based image analysis) and look into areas of research that appear interesting. I graduated with a degree in physics and have spent a year teaching physics and math in American high-schools. After getting married, my wife and I decided to spend some time abroad in Germany to gain new knowledge and pursue a higher education in Neuroscience, a topic that interests us both.


Vandana Shree Vedartham Srinivasan, B.Tech. Biotechnology

MSc Neuroscience intern (January-March 2020)

I am pursuing my Masters in Neuroscience at the University of Freiburg. I have a Bachelor degree in Biotechnology and I want to focus on "cell regeneration", the topic that interests me the most. I want to do my internship and Masters thesis as a part of the team and will contribute and learn as much as possible. I also love to sing and play the violin and guitar.