Lennart Eigen, B. Sc.

Master's candidate

Email: lennart.eigen(at)hu-berlin.de


I received my Bachelor’s degree in biology by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, with a thesis on the »Architectural properties of the musculo-skeletal system in the shoulder of two callithrichid primate species derived from virtual dissection«. Currently I am pursuing my Master’s degree in »Organismic Biology and Evolution« at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

In my master thesis, which is part of the »Tessellated Materials Systems« setting in the interdisciplinary project »Matters of Activity«, I investigate the structure of tesserae that build the carapace of Ostraciidae (Teleostei) and compare these patterns from an ontogentic and phylogenetic perspective. For the analysis of the tesserae, I use 3D models which are made from micro computed tomography (µCT) scans. This project combines my fascination for the architecture of biological systems and a potential application in engineering and design as well as my general interest in an interdisciplinary approach.

Since 2019 I am working as Student Assistant in the Brecht lab at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where I am working as a tutor in the field of neurobiology. I am also responsible for the preparation, scanning and processing of µCT scans and can expand my knowledge of digital reconstruction and analysis further.

Here is the link to my ResearchGate profile.