Portrait von Dr. rer. nat. Jens Erik Dietrich
Dr. rer. nat. Jens Erik Dietrich

Laborleitung (IVF-Labor)

Clinical Embryologist (ESHRE), Reproduktionsbiologe (AGRBM)

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

seit April 2013

IVF-Labor, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

Juni 2011 – März 2013

Postdoc, EMBL, Heidelberg

Februar 2010 – Mai 2011

Postdoc, MPI für Molekulare Biomedizin, Münster

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Juli 2019

Clinical Embryologist (ESHRE)

Januar 2017

Reproduktionsbiologe (AGRBM)

Juni 2004

Diplom-Biologe (1,0), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br.

Februar 2010

Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude), Abert-Ludwigs-Universität i. Br.
MPI für Molekulare Biomedizin, Münster

November 1997

Rettungssanitäter, DRK SÜW e.V.

Wissenschaftliche Aktivitäten


(Molekulare) Mechanismen der Embryonalentwicklung


04.2010 – 05.2010 Kyoto University (Japan), Hiiragi Lab, iCeMs

05.2007 – 06.2007 Kyoto University (Japan), Prof. Kageyama Lab, Virus Research Institute

08.2001 – 06.2002 University of Massachusetts at Boston (USA), Studienaufenthalt

Preise und Ehrungen

2005 Alumni-Diplompreis, Fakultät für Biologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br.





  • Dietrich JE et al., (2020). Intraindividual Embryo Morphokinetics Are Not Affected by a Switch of the Ovarian Stimulation Protocol Between GnRH Agonist vs. Antagonist Regimens in Consecutive Cycles. Frontiers in Endocrinology 11:246.
  • Dietrich JE et al., (2020). In vitro maturation of immature oocytes from ovarian tissue prior to shipment to a cryobank. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 302:1019-1024.
  • Dietrich JE and Strowitzki T (2018). Novel insights into mammalian pre-implantation development by time-lapse imaging. Current Trends in Clinical Embryology 5(2):46-51.
  • Dietrich JE and Strowitzki T (2018). Time-lapse imaging – Pros and cons. Gynäkologische Endokrinologie 26(6):1270- 1273.
  • Roesner S*, Dietrich JE* et al. (2017). Time-lapse imaging reveals differences in growth dynamics of embryos after in vitro maturation compared with conventional stimulation. Fertility and Sterility 107(3):606-612.
  • Dietrich JE et al. (2015). Venus trap in the mouse embryo reveals distinct molecular dynamics underlying specification of first embryonic lineages. EMBO Reports 16(8):1005- 1021.
  • Dietrich, JE and Hiiragi T (2008). Stochastic processes during mouse blastocyst patterning. Cells Tissues Organs 188, 46-51.
  • Dietrich JE and Hiiragi T (2007). Stochastic patterning in the mouse pre-implantation embryo. Development 134, 4219-4231.


  • Freis A, Dietrich JE et al. (2017). Relative morphokinetics assessed by time-lapse imaging are altered in embryos from patients with endometrioses. Reproductive Sciences 17(2).
  • Holschbach V, Weigert J, Dietrich JE et al. (2017). Pregnancy rates of day 4 and 5 embryos after culture in an integrated time-lapse incubator. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 15:37.
  • Groner, AC, Tschopp P, Challet L, Dietrich JE et al. (2012). The Kruppel-associated box repressor domain can induce reversible heterochromatization of a mouse locus in vivo. Journal of Biological Chemistry.
  • Motosugi N, Dietrich JE, Polanski Z, Solter D and Hiiragi T (2006). Space Asymmetry Directs Preferential Sperm Entry in the Absence of Polarity in the Mouse Oocyte. PLoS Biol 4, e135.
  • Dutta S, Dietrich JE, Westerfield M and Varga ZM (2008). Notch signaling regulates endocrine cell specification in the zebrafish anterior pituitary. Developmental Biology 319, 248-57.
  • Dutta S, Dietrich JE, Aspock G, Burdine RD, Schier A, Westerfield M and Varga ZM (2005). pitx3 defines an equivalence domain for lens and anterior pituitary placode. Development 132, 1579-90.

Verfahren (Spezialisierung)