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Philipp Velicky
Mag. Philipp Velicky, PhD.Head of Core Facility Imaging

Core Facilities (Imaging)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-2340-7431
T +43 1 40400 73538

Further Information


Cell Biology; Image Cytometry; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Microscopy

Research interests

My research background is molecular and cell biology, with focus on human trophoblast development and function. During my postdoctoral training at IST Austria I have focused on developing novel (super-resolution) light microscopy methods for living and fixed (brain) tissue.

Now I act as the head of the Core Facility Imaging and am happy to provide my expertise to researchers of the MedUni Vienna. 

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Super-resolution microscope

ONI Nanoimager (STORM microscope)

Confocal Microscopes


Olympus IXplore SpinSR (incl. SoRa Super Resolution Spinning Disk)

Zeiss LSM 980 with Airyscan 2

Zeiss LSM 700

Widefield microscopes

Olympus IX83 widefield live cell microscope +TIRF module

Zeiss Axio Imager M2

Slide Scanners

Vectra Polaris (multispectral slide scanner)



  • Epigenetische Regulation von Trophoblasten bei Präeklampsie (2018)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship
    Principal Investigator
  • Epigentic regulation of trophoblats in severe preeclampsia (2018)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Velicky, P., Miguel, E., Michalska, J.M. et al. (2023) ‘Dense 4D nanoscale reconstruction of living brain tissue‘, Nature Methods. Available at:
  2. Michalska, J.M. et al. (2023) ‘Imaging brain tissue architectu re across millimeter to nanometer scales’, Nature Biotechnology. Available at:
  3. Dunajova, Z. et al. (2023) ‘Chiral and nematic phases of flexible active filaments’, Nature Physics. Available at:
  4. Ben-Simon, Y. et al. (2022) ‘A direct excitatory projection from entorhinal layer 6b neurons to the hippocampus contributes to spatial coding and memory’, Nature Communications. Available at:
  5. Velicky, P. et al. (2018) ‘Genome amplification and cellular senescence are hallmarks of human placenta development’, PLOS Genetics. Available at: