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Sabine Koelle

Professor of Anatomy & Developmental Biology

School Of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166636
Email: sabine.koelle@ucd.ie

Biography

Sabine Koelle is Professor of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at the University College Dublin, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences. She graduated in  Veterinary Medicine at the University of Munich, where she also took part in the studies of medicine and dentistry. She worked as assistant professor in the Max-Planck Instiute of Biochemistry and Psychiatrics in Martinsried in Germany and received her habilitation in the Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, Histology and Embryology of the Veterinary School of the University of Munich. In 2004 she was appointed as associate professor in the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology in the Veterinary School of the University of Giessen, Germany. In 2009 she was appointed as Head of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Sabine Koelle has received two scholarships enabling her to work at Cornell University and Texas A&M University, USA. She has worked as visiting professor in France, Argentina, Spain, Hungary and Italy. She is winner of numerous research awards and is known for excellent scientific photography and video imaging.
 
Professor Koelle`s research is focused on reproductive medicine, especially on improving the results of  assisted reproduction. Recent research projects include the mechanisms of gameto-maternal interaction,   embryo-maternal communication and early embryogenesis in humans and animals.  Additionally she is establishing new criteria for functional sperm and oocyte assessment and is developing new methods for in vivo imaging of fertilization and early embryogenesis in the female genital tract.

Professional

               

Education

Year 1992 Institution:
Qualification: Other Subject: PhD and Habilitation, Specialization in Anatomy
         

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Budras KD, Kölle S (2014) 'Anatomy of the Pelvis, the Inguinal Region and the Urogenital Tract' In: Mülling C, Pfarrer C, Reese S, Kölle S, Budras KD (eds). Atlas of the Anatomy of the Horse (German). Hannover: Schlüterscher Verlag. [Details]
Kölle S, Reese S, Mülling C (2014) 'Anatomy of the Head' In: Mülling C, Pfarrer C, Reese S, Kölle S, Budras KD (eds). Atlas of the Anatomy of the Horse (German). Hannover: Schlüterscher Verlag. [Details]
Kölle S (2012) 'Live Cell Imaging of the Oviduct' In: Kölle S (eds). Methods of Enzymology. Burlington: Elsevier, Academic Press. [Details]
Kölle S (2012) 'Anatomy of the Urogenital Tract and the Pelvis' In: Kölle S (eds). Atlas of the Anatomy of the Dog (German). Hannover: Schlüterscher Verlag. [Details]
Budras KD, Kölle S, Mülling C, Reese S (2012) 'Anatomy of the Head' In: Budras KD, Kölle S, Mülling C, Reese S (eds). Atlas of the Anatomy of the Dog (German). Hannover: Schlüterscher Verlag. [Details]
Kölle S, Glatzel PS (2011) 'Reproduction in the Mare' In: Kölle S, Glatzel PS (eds). Atlas of Ultrasonography in the Horse (German). Hannover: Schlueterscher Verlag. [Details]
Liebich HG, Kölle S (2010) 'Female Reproductive Organs' In: Liebich HG, Kölle S (eds). Functional Histology of Domestic Animals and Birds (German). Stuttgart, Germany: Schattauer Verlag. [Details]
Kölle S, Wehrend A (2010) 'Pregnancy and Birth' In: Kölle S, Wehrend A (eds). Neonatology in the Dog (German). Hannover, Germany: Schlueterscher Verlag. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Kölle S, Palma GA (2001) 'E structura y funcion de la zona pelucida' In: Sinowatz F, Kölle S, Palma GA (eds). Botecnologia de la Reproduccion (Spanish). Balcarce, Argentina: INTA. [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F (2001) 'Microscopia electronica de embriones producidos in vitro' In: Kölle S, Sinowatz F (eds). Biotecnologia de la Reproduccion (Spanish). Balcarce, Argentina: INTA. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Schams D, Plath A, Kölle S (2001) 'Expression and localization of growth factors during mammary gland development' In: Sinowatz F, Schams D, Plath A, Kölle S (eds). Biology of the Mammary Gland. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. [Details]
Plendl J, Kölle S, Sinowatz F (1996) 'Non-neoplastic lesions of blood vessels in the aging mouse' In: Plendl J, Kölle S, Sinowatz F (eds). Pathobiology of the Aging Mouse. Washington: ILSI Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Mülling C, Pfarrer C, Reese S, Kölle S, Budras KD (Ed.). (2014) Atlas of the Anatomy of the Horse (German). Hannover, Germany: Schlüterscher Verlag. [Details]
Reese S, Muelling C, Pfarrer C, Kölle S, Budras KD (Ed.). (2012) Atlas of the Anatomy of the Dog (German). Hannover: Schlueterscher Verlag. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Pausch H, Kölle S, Wurmser C, Schwarzenbacher H, Ermmerling R, Jansen S, Trottmann M, Fürst C, Götz KU,Fries R (2014) 'A nonsense mutation in TMEM 95 encoding a nondescript transmembrane protein causes idiopathic male infertility in cattle'. PLoS Genetics, . [Details]
Trottmann M, Sroka R, Stepp H, Heide M, Liedl B, Reese S, Becker A, Stief CG, Kölle S (2014) 'Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) - a new imaging technique for in situ localization of spermatozoa'. Journal Of Biophotonics, . [Details]
Wolff M, Noreikat K, Ibanez-Tallon I, Lips KS, Kölle S, Kummer W (2012) 'Cholinergic receptors in the murine oviduct: Inventory and coupling to intracellular calcium concentration'. Life Sciences, . [Details]
Noreikat K, Wolff M, Kummer W, Kölle S (2012) 'Ciliary activity in the oviduct of cycling, pregnant and muscarinic knockout mice'. Biology of Reproduction, . [Details]
Kölle S, Reese S, Kummer W (2010) 'New aspects of gamete transport, fertilization and embryonic development in the oviduct gained by live cell imaging'. Theriogenology, 73 :786-795. [Details]
Kölle S, Dubielzig S, Reese S, Wehrend A, Koenig P, Kummer W (2009) 'Ciliary transport, gamete interaction and effects of the early embryo in the oviduct: ex vivo analyses using a new digital videomicroscopic system in the cow'. Biology of Reproduction, 81 :276-274. [Details]
von Witzendorff D, Maass K, Pitch A, Ebeling S, Kölle S, Kocel C, Eklasi-Hundriser M, Geyer H, Geyer R, Töpfer-Peterson E (2009) 'Characterization of the acidic N-linked glycans of the zona pellucida of prepuberal pigs by a mass spectrometric approach'. Carbohydrate Research, 344 :1541-1549. [Details]
Kölle S, Dubois CS, Caillaud M, Lahuec C, Sinowatz F, Goudet G (2007) 'Equine zona protein synthesis and ZP structure during folliculogenesis, oocyte maturation and embryogenesis'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 74 :851-859. [Details]
Rottmayer R, Ulbrich SE, Kölle S, Prelle K, Neumueller C, Sinowatz F, Meyer HDH, Wolf E, Hiendleder S (2006) 'A bovine oviduct epithelial cell suspension culture system suitable for studying embryo-maternal interactions: Morphologcical and functional characterization'. Reproduction, 132 :637-648. [Details]
Kaiser GG, Kölle S, Boie G, Sinowatzz F, Palma G, Alberio RH (2006) 'In vivo effect of growth hormone on the expression of connexin 43 in bovine ovarian follicles'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 73 :600-606. [Details]
Conrad M, Moreno SG, Sinowatz F, Ursini F, Kölle S, Roveri A, Birelmeier M, Wurst W, Maiorino M, Bornkamm GW (2005) 'The nuclear form of phospholipid hydroperoxid glutathione peroxidase is a protein thiol peroxidase contributing to sperm chromatin stability'. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 25 :7637-7644. [Details]
Kölle S, Stojkovic M, Rese S, Reichenbach HD, Wolf E, Sinowatz F (2004) 'Effect of growth hormone on the ultrastructure of bovine preimplantation embryos'. Cells Tissues Organs, 317 :101-108. [Details]
Haenisch-Woehl A, Kölle S, Neumüller C, Sinowatz F, Braun J (2003) 'Morphology of canine cumulus-oocyte-complexes in prebpuberal bitches'. Anatomia, histologia, embryologia, 32 :1-5. [Details]
Wolf E, Arnold GJ, Bauersachs S, Beier HM, Blum H, Einspanier R, Fröhlich T, Herrler A, Hiendleder S, Kölle S, Prelle K, Reichenbach HD, Rief S, Stojkovic M, Wenigerkind H, Sinowatz F (2003) 'Embryo-maternal communication in bovine - strategies for deciphering a complex crosstalk'. Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene, 38 :276-289. [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F (2003) 'Influence of growth hormone and growth factors on embryonic development'. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 19 :40-47. [Details]
Kölle S, Stojkovic M, Boie G, Wolf E, Sinowatz F (2003) 'Growth hormone-related effects on apoptosis, mitosis and expression of connexin 43 in bovine IVM cumulus-oocyte-complexes'. Biology of Reproduction, 68 :1584-1589. [Details]
Stojkovic M, Kreis O, Kölle S, Prelle K, Assmann V, Zahkharchenko V, Sinowatz F, Wolf E (2003) 'Developmental regulation of hyaluronan-binding protein (RHAMM/IHABP) expression in early bovine embryos'. Biology of Reproduction, 68 :60-66. [Details]
Stojkovic M, Kölle S, Peinl S, Stojkovic P, Zakharchenko V, Thompson JG, Wenigerkind H, Reichenbach HD, Sinowatz F, Wolf E (2002) 'Effect of high concentrations of hyluronan in culture medium on development and survival rates of fresh and frozen-thawed bovine embryos produced in vitro'. Reproduction, 124 :141-153. [Details]
Kölle S, Stojkovic M, Boie G, Wolf E, Sinowatz F (2002) 'Growth hormone inhibits apoptosis in in vitro produced embryos'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 61 :180-186. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Töpfer-Petersen E, Kölle S, Palma G (2001) 'Functional morphology of the zona pellucida'. Anatomia, histologia, embryologia, 30 :257-263. [Details]
Kölle S, STojkovic M, Prelle K, Waters M, Wolf E, Sinowatz F (2001) 'Growth hormone/Growth hormone receptor expression and GH-mediated effects during early bovine embryogenesis'. Biology of Reproduction, 64 :1826-1834. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Kölle S, Töpfer-Perterson E (2001) 'Biosynthesis and expression of zona pellucida glycoproteins in mammals'. Cells Tissues Organs, 168 :24-35. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Schams D, Kölle S, Plath A, Lincoln D, Wates MJ (2000) 'Cellular localization of GH receptor in the bovine mammary gland during mammogenesis, lactation and involution'. Journal of Endocrinology, 166 :503-510. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Scahms D, Plath A, Kölle S (2000) 'Expression and localization of growth factors during mammary gland development'. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 480 :19-25. [Details]
Temmim L, Kölle S, Temmim-Baker H, Sinowatz F (2000) 'Expression of growth hormone receptor in human liposarcomas and lipomas'. Oncology Reports, 7 :757-760. [Details]
Lincoln D, Sinowatz F, Kölle S (1999) 'Up-regulation of growth hormone receptor immunoreactivity in human melanoma'. Anticancer Research, 19 :1919-1931. [Details]
Kölle S, Stojkovic M, Hutzler P, Wolf E, Sinowatz F (1999) 'Influence of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I on apoptosis in bovine cumulus-oocyte-complexes matured in vitro'. Theriogenology, 51 . [Details]
Stojkovic M, Motlik J, Kölle S, Zakhartchenko V, Alberio R, Sinowatz F, Wolf E (1999) 'Cell-cycle control and oocyte maturation: Review of literature'. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 34 :335-342. [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F, Boie G, Temmim-Baker L, Lincoln D (1999) 'Expression of gorwth hormone receptor in human prostatic carcinoma and hyperplasia'. International Journal of Oncology, 14 :911-916. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Plendl J, Kölle S (1998) 'Protein-carbohydrate interactions during fertilization'. Acta Anatomica, 161 :196-205. [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F, Boie G, Lincoln D (1998) 'Developmental changes in the expression of the growth hormone receptor messenger ribonucleic acid and protein in the bovine ovary'. Biology of Reproduction, 59 :836-842. [Details]
Knabel M, Kölle S, Sinowatz F (1998) 'Experssion of growth hormone receptor in the bovine mammary gland during prenatal development'. Anatomy and Embryology, 198 :163-169. [Details]
Suarez SS, Revah I, Lo M, Kölle S (1998) 'Bull sperm binding to oviductal epithelium is mediated by a Ca2+dependent lectin on sperm which recognizes Lewis A trisaccharide'. Biology of Reproduction, 59 :39-44. [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F, Boie G, Palma GA, STojkovic M, Wolf E (1998) 'Topography of gowth hormone receptor expession in the bovine embryo'. Histochemistry and Cell Biology, 109 :417-419. [Details]
Totzauer I, Kölle S, Sinowatz F, Plendl J, Amselgruber W, Töpfer-Petersen E (1998) 'Localization of the zona glycoproteins ZPB and ZPC in the bovine ovary during pre-and postantal development'. Journal of Anatomy, 180 :37-43. [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F, Boie G, Palma G (1998) 'Differential expression of ZPC in the bovine ovary, oocye and embryo'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 49 :435-443. [Details]
Lincoln DT, Sinowatz F, Temmim-Baker L, Baker HI, Kölle S, Waters MJ (1998) 'Growth hormone receptor expression in the nucleus and cytoplasm of normal and neoplastic cells'. Histochemistry and Cell Biology, 109 :141-159. [Details]
Jagla W, Wiede A, Kölle S, Hoffmann W (1998) 'Differential expression of the TFF peptides xP1 and xP4 in the gastrointestinal tract of Xenopus laevis'. Cells Tissues Organs, 291 :13-18. [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F, Boie G, Lincoln D, Waters MJ (1997) 'Differential expression of the growth hormone receptor and its transcript in bovine uterus and placenta'. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 131 :127-136. [Details]
Lincoln DT, Sinowatz F, Kölle S, Baker H, Temmim-Baker L (1997) 'Increased growth hormone receptor immunoreactivity in human melanoma tumours'. Histochemistry and Cell Biology, 108 . [Details]
Kölle S, Sinowatz F, Boie G, Totzauer I, Amselgruber W, Plendl J (1996) 'Localization of the mRNA encoding the zona protein ZP3beta in the procine ovary, oocyte and embryo by non-radioactive in situ hybridization'. Histochemical Journal, 28 :441-447. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Amselgruber W, Lincoln D, Sasse J, Kölle S, Plendl J, Kayser K (1995) 'Role of basic fibroblast growth factor in prostatic tumors'. Nutrition, 11 :619-621. [Details]
Sinowatz F, Amselgruber W, Plendl J, Kölle S, Neumüller C, Boos G (1995) 'Effects of hormones on the prostate in adult and aging men and animals'. Microscopy Research and Technique, 30 :282-292. [Details]
Amselgruber W, Sinowatz F, Kölle S, Lincoln D, Kayser K (1995) 'Expression of Galactosyltransferase in prostatic tumors'. Nutrition, 11 :638-642. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Kölle S (2014) Biosimilars ÄRE Meeting [Details]
Kölle S (2014) Role of the oviduct in the management of fertility - new aspects by bio-imaging EU AI Vets Meeting [Details]
Kölle S (2014) The role of the oviduct in fertility - new aspects by new imaging techniques ÄRE Meeting [Details]
Kölle S, Leeb R, Trottmann M (2014) Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) as a new diagnostic tool in the bovine female genital tract Conference of the European Society for Animal Reproduction (ESDAR) [Details]
Trottmann M, Liedl B, Stepp H, Leeb R, Heide M, Becker AJ, Stief CG, Kölle S (2014) Differentiatin of testicular tissue and in situ localization of vital spermatozoa by probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) BIOS SPIE Photonics West [Details]
Kölle S, Liedl B, Alba-Alejandre I, STeif CG, Trottmann M (2014) PCLE as a new diagnostic tool in the female genital tract ICCU International Conference [Details]
Freitag B, Sroka R, Kölle S,Becker AJ, Khoder W, Pongratz T, Stief CG, Trottmann M (2014) Intraluminal occlusion of the seminal duct by laser and histoacryl: two non-invasive alternatives for vasectomy BIOS SPIE Photonics West [Details]
Leeb R, Trottmann M, Reese S, Stief CG, Kölle S (2014) How does the pH affect motility, vitality and mitochondrial activity of spermatozoa? 40th Conference of the Bavarian and Austrian Society of Urology and Andrology [Details]
Zellner S, Trottmann M, Reese S, Leeb R, Becker Aj, Stief CG, Kölle S (2014) Evaluation of vitality in the seprmiogram - limiting aspects and possible alternatives 40th Conference of the Bavarian and Austrian Society of Urology and Andrology [Details]
Leavy M, Kölle S, Liedl B, Stief CG, Trottmann M (2014) How does estrogen affect the functional integrity of the testis? 40th Conference of the Bavarian and Austrian Society of Urology and Andrology [Details]
Kölle S, Leeb R, Trottmann M (2014) Live cell imaging in the female genital tract - new aspects for improving cow fertility International Cow Fertility Conference - New Science, New Practices [Details]
Dulohery K, Trottmann M, Liedl B, Reese S, Steif CG, Kölle S (2014) How do elevated levels of testosterone affect fertility and integrity of the female genital tract? RAMI Biomedical Sciences Annual Meeting [Details]
Leavy M, Trottmann M, Liedl b, Reese s, STief CG, Kölle S (2014) Hyperestrogenism in men - new insights RAMI Biomedical Sciences Annual Meeting [Details]
Dulohery K, Trottmann M, Liedl B, Alba-Alejandre I, Reese S, Kölle S (2014) The effects of testosterone on the functional integrity of the oviduct Conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) [Details]
Kölle S, Liedl B, Alba-Alejandre I, Stief CG, Trottmann M. (2014) The human sperm reservoir: fist proof and characterization by a real-time imaging technique Conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) [Details]
Trottmann M, STepp H, Stoka R, Heide M, Liedl B, Reese S, Becker Aj, Stief CG,Kölle S (2014) Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) - a new imaging technique for in situ localization of spermatozoa International Converence on Laser Applications in Life Sciences (LALS) [Details]
Trottmann M, Stepp H, Liedl B, Reese S, Leeb R, Becker A, Stief CG, Kölle S (2014) Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) - a new imaging technique in andrology 66th Conference of the German Society of Urology (DGU) [Details]
Freitag B, Sroka R, Kölle S, Reese S, Becker Aj, Khoder W, Pongratz T, Stief CG, Trottmann M. (2014) Non-invasive alternatives for vasectomy: Intraluminal closure of the vas deferens using laser and Histoacryl 66th Conference of the German Society of Urology (DGU) [Details]
Kölle S (2014) New aspects of semen quality assessment EU AI Vets Meeting [Details]
Leavy M, Trottmann M, Liedl B, Reese S, Stief C, Kölle S (2014) How does estrogen affect the functional integrity of the testis? European Congress of Andrology [Details]
Kölle S, Trotmmann M (2013) Real new insights in treating infertility Urological Winter Conference [Details]
Kölle S (2013) The spermiogram - basics and pitfalls Urological Winter Conference [Details]
Kölle S (2013) Video imaging of eggs and embryos SEED Conference: The Embryo and the Endometrium [Details]
Trottmann M, Schaaf HG, Liedl B, STief CG, Graw M, Braun C, Kölle S (2013) Endoscopy of the vas deferens - a new diagnostic and therapeutic tool in andrology European Congress of Urology [Details]
Trottmann M, Leidl B, Becker Aj, Stief CG, Kölle S (2013) Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) - a new imaging technique for in situ localization of vital spermatozoa European Congress of Urology [Details]
Kölle S, Stepp H, Reese S, Stief C, Liedl B, Trottmann M (2012) Spermatogenesis in the testis as seen by probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) ICCU Congress [Details]
Trottmann M, Schaaf HG, Liedl B, Stief C, Graw M, Braun C, Kölle S (2012) Vasoscopy as a new diagnostic and therapeutic tool for dieseases affecting male reproduction 15th European Congress of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) [Details]
Trottmann H, Schaaf HG, Liedl B, Stief C, Graw M, Braun C, Köle S (2012) Vasocscopy - a new diagnostic and therapeutic tool in andrology European Congress of Andrology [Details]
Kölle S. Stepp H, Liedl B, Becker AJ, Gratzke C, Stief CG, Trottmann M (2012) Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) - a new dignaostic tool in andrology Eruopean Congress of Urology [Details]
Trottmann M, Stepp H, Becker A, Siegert S, Füllhase C, Gratzke C, Stief C, Kölle S (2012) Probe based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) - a new technique for optimizing TESE? Congress of the German Urologcial Association (DGU) [Details]
Kölle S, STeif C,Trottmann M (2012) Functional sperm assessment - new aspects gained by live cell imaging Congress of the German Urological Association (DGU) [Details]
Kölle S, Stief C, Trotmann M (2012) New aspects for functional sperm quality assessment 38th German and Austrian Urological Congress [Details]
Trottmann M, Stepp H, Liedl B, Becker A, Füllhase C, Gratzke C, STief CG, Kölle S (2012) Probe based confocal laser endomicroscopy as a new imaging technique in andrology 38th German and Austrian Urological Congress [Details]
Kölle S (2011) Physiology and pathology of sperm-oviduct interaction 44th Conference of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction [Details]
Kölle S, Achenbach S, Triller A (2011) New aspects of sperm quality assessment 23rd Annual Meeting of the AI Vets [Details]
Kölle S, Borkenhagen B, Hatt H, Triller A (2011) The role of progesterone in gameto-maernal interaction - new aspects as seen by live cell imaging GEMINI Conference: Maternal interactions with gametes and embryos [Details]
Kölle S (2011) Gameto- and embryo-maternal interaction in the oviduct - an essential prerequisite for successful pregnancy 3rd CIVTE International Reproductive Congress [Details]
Molsner J, Tschulenk W, Kölle S (2011) Ultrastructural investigations on gameto-maternal interaction in the oviduct 44th Conference of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction [Details]
Triller A, Hatt H, Tschulenk W, Kölle S (2011) Chemosensoric communication between sperm and oocyte: How do the sperm find the oocyte? 44th Conference of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction [Details]
Ölschläger V, Kölle S (2011) Influence of PGF2alpha and GnRH on gameto-maternal interaction in vitro 44th Confrerence of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction [Details]
Molsner J, Kölle S (2011) Mechanisms of gamete transport in the oviduct: new insigths using a digital videomicroscopic system 44th Conference of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction [Details]
Pachner B, Kölle S (2011) Mechanisms of oocyte and embryo transport in the ex vivo organ culture of the mouse 44th Conference of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Professor Koelle`s research is focused on reproductive medicine, especially on improving the results of  assisted reproduction. Recent research projects include the mechanisms of gameto-maternal interaction,   embryo-maternal communication and early embryogenesis in humans and animals.  Additionally she is establishing new criteria for functional sperm and oocyte assessment and is developing new methods for in vivo imaging of fertilization and early embryogenesis in the female genital tract.

 

Recent Postgraduates

Katharina Noreikat
Beatrice Borkenhagen
Regina Leeb
 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Prof. Koelle`s teaching is focused on clinically applied functional anatomy according to the requirements of modern medicine. By correlating topography and imaging techniques (radiography, endoscopy, ultrasonography, MRT) her teaching is aimed to the students obtaining a deep understanding of anatomy and gaining enthusiasm for this fascinating subject.