Johannes Schoeneberg

Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley
BIDS Data Science Fellow, Moore/Sloan

Real name: 
Johannes Schoeneberg

Joh Schöneberg is a postdoc in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley where he works with the Drubin, Hockemeyer and Betzig labs on advanced lattice light-sheet (LLSM) imaging. Joh combines experiments with theory: organoid tissue culture with the development of sophisticated 4D image analysis pipelines. Imaging technology, particularly through LLSM, has greatly surpassed the means of analyzing and even handling the acquired data (terabytes). Joh uses Python, Jupyter, and Matlab to prototype algorithms (3D and 4D machine learning, AI and neural nets) that can handle the unique requirements of LLSM. For production, Joh develops high-performance code in C++, parallelized on CPUs and GPUs.

Previously, Joh worked with the Hurley, Bustamante (UC Berkeley) and Hummer (MPI of Biophysics) labs where he combined optical tweezing with membrane biophysics. He successfully reconstituted the ESCRT pathway for the first time and built a microscope that combines force (IR laser based optical trap) with fluorescence (4 color solid state confocal), the Confleezers 1.0.

At Cal, Joh serves on the Advisory Committee for Grad Student and Postdoc Professional Development. He previously served on the board of the Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurship Program (BPEP). In 2017, Joh cofounded the North America Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association where he serves as the West Coast Coordinator.

Joh did his PhD in Berlin, working with Frank Noé at the International Max Planck Research School for Scientific Computing and FU Berlin. In his PhD (summa cum laude, 2014), Joh developed a new method for particle-based reaction diffusion (PBRD) simulation which he implemented as a high-performance computing software library named ReaDDy (> 100k LOC, object oriented, unit tested, modular, GPU accelerated).