About me: anki.

Hey there, this is my website. My name is Andreas Kist and my extended initials are anki.

I did my Bachelors and Masters in Molecular Medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany. As the title implies, it is a human medicine study program with focus on the molecular details of life. There, I focused on neurophysiology. I had the pleasure to work in the great lab of Prof. Dr. Angelika Lampert, now professor at Aachen University.

After my Masters, I was doing my PhD in the lab of Ruben Portugues, an incredible smart physicist and neuroscientist, at the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany, working there on zebrafish sensorimotor control. I focused especially on building the setups for my research, programming graphical user interfaces and my analysis software. Further, I established all molecular biology techniques in the lab, from PCR and cloning, to in vitro mRNA transcription and creating transgenic fish lines.

Recently, I moved back to Erlangen and started in the awesome group of Prof. Michael Döllinger to work on a BMWi project establishing a new, cutting-edge high-speed endoscopy system to image vocal fold oscillations. Here, I am applying image segmentation and processing methods, including artifical neural networks nowadays known as Deep Learning methods, to perform fully automatic glottis segmentation. Further, I am working intensively on the hardware side to concert video and audio recordings with proper illumination.

However, my research interests belongs to the fascinating field of physiology. Nature itself delivers a vast amount of ingenious techniques waiting to be discovered. One other field I am interested in is electronics – ok, that is not necessarily related to physiology. However, it is – kind of. In the last years, I found the closest relation between biology and electronics  in the field of neuroscience. Lecturers told us about “ionic currents”, “cell resistance”, “capacitors” and “neuronal circuits”. How much more electronics does one need? Lately, I changed research focus to move closer to home and work more intensively on cutting edge image processing techniques.

Another passion of mine is web development. I already started in class five my web career, developing more and more skills by self-education and founded my own web development company in 2010: The Piepmatz Company (piepmatz is a German word for birdie). Using recent web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, PHP and MySQL (and now Python as well) I deliver tailor-made programs and interfaces. As content management system, I pick usually the great CMS WordPress (as shown here). Follow me on Github to see my contributions to the community.

I am lucky that I could publish some of my projects, so if you are interested you are invited to read and chat with me about my research.