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Dr. Thomas van de Kamp

Life Science Imaging
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Dr. Thomas van de Kamp

Focus of research

  • Digital imaging of biological and paleontological specimens
  • Functional morphology of insects
  • Biomimetics

Professional curriculum

2016- Project Leader for Research Area Life Science
2015- Head of IPS BioLab 

2013- Deputy Group Coordinator - Imaging Group 
2010- Scientist at KIT’s Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation
2008-2009 Scientist (Trainee) at the Department of Entomology of the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe



2011 PhD (Dr. rer. nat) at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
2007 Diplom (diploma degree; equivalent to a master's degree) in Biology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf



2013 Ingrid Weiss/Horst Wiehe Award of the German Society for General and Applied Entomology

2004 „Animago Award“ in the category Home/Still/Animals


Inspiration from VR Gaming Technology: Deep Immersion and Realistic Interaction for Scientific Visualization.
Bergmann, T.; Balzer, M.; Hopp, T.; van de Kamp, T.; Kopmann, A.; Jerome, N. T.; Zapf, M.
2017. IVAPP 2017 : 8th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, Porto, Portugal, 27. Februar - 1. März.2017. Vol.: 3. Ed.: L. Linsen (IVAPP is part of VISIGRAPP, the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications), 330–334, SCITEPRESS, Setúbal
The NOVA project: maximizing beam time efficiency through synergistic analyses of SRμCT data.
Schmelzle, S.; van de Kamp, T.; Heethoff, M.; Heuveline, V.; Lösel, P.; Becker, J.; Beckmann, F.; Schluenzen, F.; Hammel, J. U.; Kopmann, A.; Mexner, W.; Vogelgesang, M.; Jerome, N. T.; Betz, O.; Beutel, R.; Wipfler, B.; Blanke, A.; Harzsch, S.; Hörnig, M.; Baumbach, T.
2017. B. Müller & Wang, G. (Hrsg.), Developments in X-Ray Tomography XI, San Diego, CA, August 6-10, 2017. Ed.: B. Müller, 103910P, SPIE, Bellingham (WA). doi:10.1117/12.2275959
Vomeropterygopalatina in larval Ichthyosaura alpestris apuanus (Amphibia: Urodela) and comments on the formation of the definite vomer in the Salamandridae.
Greven, H.; van de Kamp, T.; Dos Santos Rolo, T.; Baumbach, T.; Clemen, G.
2017. Vertebrate zoology, 67 (2), 179-196
OpenGL® API Based Analysis of Large Datasets in a Cloud Environment.
Mexner, W.; Bonn, M.; Kopmann, A.; Mauch, V.; Ressmann, D.; Chilingaryan, S.; Tan Jerome, N.; van de Kamp, T.; Heuveline, V.; Lösel, P.; Schmelzle, S.; Heethoff, M.
2017. Design and Use of Virtualization Technology in Cloud Computing. Ed.: P. Kumar Das, 21 S., IGI Global, Hershey. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2785-5.ch006
Solar forcing for CMIP6 (v3.2).
Matthes, K.; Funke, B.; Andersson, M. E.; Barnard, L.; Beer, J.; Charbonneau, P.; Clilverd, M. A.; Dudok de Wit, T.; Haberreiter, M.; Hendry, A.; Jackman, C. H.; Kretzschmar, M.; Kruschke, T.; Kunze, M.; Langematz, U.; Marsh, D. R.; Maycock, A. C.; Misios, S.; Rodger, C. J.; Scaife, A. A.; Seppälä, A.; Shangguan, M.; Sinnhuber, M.; Tourpali, K.; Usoskin, I.; van de Kamp, M.; Verronen, P. T.; Versick, S.
2017. Geoscientific model development, 10 (6), 2247–2302. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-2247-2017
Augmented laminography, a correlative 3D imaging method for revealing the inner structure of compressed fossils.
Zuber, M.; Laaß, M.; Hamann, E.; Kretschmer, S.; Hauschke, N.; Van De Kamp, T.; Baumbach, T.; Koenig, T.
2017. Scientific reports, 7, 41413. doi:10.1038/srep41413
Copulatory courtship by internal genitalia in bushcrickets.
Wulff , N. C.; van de Kamp, T.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Baumbach, T.; Lehmann, G. U. C.
2017. Scientific reports, 7, 42345. doi:10.1038/srep42345
Optimizing structural and mechanical properties of cryogel scaffolds for use in prostate cancer cell culturing.
Cecilia, A.; Baecker, A.; Rack, A.; Hamann, E.; van de Kamp, T.; Gruhl, F. J.; Hofmann, R.; Moosmann, J.; Hahn, S.; Kashef, J.; Bauer, S.; Faragó, T.; Helfen, L.; Baumbach, T.
2017. Materials science and engineering / C, 71, 465-472. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2016.10.038
UFO - a scalable platform for high-speed synchrotron X-ray imaging.
Kopmann, A.; Chilingaryan, S.; Vogelgesang, M.; Dritschler, T.; Shkarin, A.; Shkarin, R.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Farago, T.; van de Kamp, T.; Balzer, M.; Caselle, M.; Weber, M.; Baumbach, T.
2016. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC), Strasbourg, F, October 29 - November 5, 2016
The fossil insects of the Quercy region: a historical review = Die fossilen Insekten der Quercy Region: eine historische Übersicht.
Schwermann, A. H.; Wuttke, M.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Caterino, M. S.; Bechly, G.; Schmied, H.; Baumbach, T.; van de Kamp, T.
2016. Entomologie heute, 28, 127-142
New data evaluation procedure including advanced background subtraction for radiography using the example of insect mandibles.
Mangold, S.; van de Kamp, T.; Steininger, R.
2016. Journal of physics / Conference Series, 712 (1), 012141. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/712/1/012141
New fossil insect order Permopsocida elucidates major radiation and evolution of suction feeding in hemimetabolous insects (Hexapoda: Acercaria).
Huang, D.-Y.; Bechly, G.; Nel, P.; Engel, M. S.; Prokop, J.; Azar, D.; Cai, C.-Y.; Van De Kamp, T.; Staniczek, A. H.; Garrouste, R.; Krogmann, L.; Dos Santos Rolo, T.; Baumbach, T.; Ohlhoff, R.; Shmakov, A. S.; Bourgoin, T.; Nel, A.
2016. Scientific reports, 6, Art.Nr.: 23004. doi:10.1038/srep23004
Spectral transfer from phase to intensity in Fresnel diffraction.
Hahn, S.; Müller, Y.; Hofmann, R.; Moosmann, J.; Öktem, O.; Helfen, L.; Guigay, J. P.; van de Kamp, T.; Baumbach, T.
2016. Physical review / A, 93 (5), 053834. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.93.053834
Micromorphology of the elytral cuticle of beetles, with an emphasis on weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).
van de Kamp, T.; Riedel, A.; Greven, H.
2016. Arthropod structure & development, 45 (1), 14-22. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2015.10.002
Preservation of three-dimensional anatomy in phosphatized fossil arthropods enriches evolutionary inference.
Schwermann, A. H.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Caterino, M. S.; Bechly, G.; Schmied, H.; Baumbach, T.; van de Kamp, T.
2016. eLife, 5, e12129. doi:10.7554/eLife.12129
Beetle elytra as role models for lightweight building construction.
van de Kamp, T.; Dörstelmann, M.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Baumbach, T.; Menges, A.; Knippers, J.
2015. Entomologie heute, 27, 149-158
X-ray radiography of a spraying stick insect (phasmatodea).
van de Kamp, T.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Baumbach, T.; Greven, H.
2015. Entomologie heute, 27, 37-44
Comparative thorax morphology of death-feigning flightless cryptorhynchine weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) based on 3D reconstructions.
van de Kamp, T.; Cecilia, A.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Vagovic, P.; Baumbach, T.; Riedel, A.
2015. Arthropod Structure and Development, 44, 509-523. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2015.07.004
The "tooth Systems" of Lissotriton vulgaris (Amphibia: Urodela) with special regard to delayed metamorphosis.
Greven, H.; Van de Kamp, T.; Dos Santos Rolo, T.; Baumbach, T.; Clemen, G.
2015. Vertebrate Zoology, 65, 81-99
TV-based conjugate gradient method and discrete L-curve for few-view CT reconstruction of X-ray in vivo data.
Yang, X.; Hofmann, R.; Dapp, R.; van de Kamp, T.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Xiao, X.; Moosmann, J.; Kashef, J.; Stotzka, R.
2015. Optics Express, 23 (5), 5368-5387. doi:10.1364/OE.23.005368
In vivo X-ray cine-tomography for tracking morphological dynamics.
Dos Santos Rolo, T.; Ershov, A.; Van de Kamp, T.; Baumbach, T.
2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 3921-3926. doi:10.1073/pnas.1308650111
Three-dimensional reconstructions come to life - Interactive 3D PDF animations in functional morphology.
van de Kamp, T.; Dos Santos Rolo, T.; Vagovic, P.; Baumbach, T.; Riedel, A.
2014. PLoS ONE, 9 (7), e102355/1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102355
Insect imaging at the ANKA synchrotron radiation facility.
van de Kamp, T.; Ershov, A.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Riedel, A.; Baumbach, T.
2013. Entomologie heute, 25, 147-160
Algebraic reconstruction of ultrafast tomography images at the large scale data facility.
Yang, X.; Jejkal, T.; Stotzka, R.; Pasic, H.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; van de Kamp, T.; Streit, A.
2013. 14th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems, San Francisco, Calif., October 6-11, 2013 Proceedings Publ.Online Paper WECOBA01
A versatile indirect detector design for hard X-ray microimaging.
Douissard, P. A.; Cecilia, A.; Rochet, X.; Chapel, X.; Martin, T.; van de Kamp, T.; Helfen, L.; Baumbach, T.; Luquot, L.; Xiao, X.; Meinhardt, J.; Rack, A.
2012. Journal of Instrumentation, 7, P09016/1-26. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/09/P09016
LPE grown LSO:Tb scintillator films for high-resolution X-ray imaging applications at synchrotron light sources.
Cecilia, A.; Rack, A.; Douissard, P. A.; Martin, T.; dos Santos Rolo, T.; Vagovic, P.; Hamann, E.; van de Kamp, T.; Riedel, A.; Fiederle, M.; Baumbach, T.
2011. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A / Supplement 1, 648, S321-S323. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.10.150
A study of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances and Atmospheric Gravity Waves using EISCAT Svalbard Radar IPY-data.
Vlasov, A.; Kauristie, K.; Van de Kamp, M.; Luntama, J.-P.; Pogoreltsev, A.
2011. Annales geophysicae, 29 (11), 2101-2116. doi:10.5194/angeo-29-2101-2011
A biological screw in a beetle's leg.
van de Kamp, T.; Vagovic, P.; Baumbach, T.; Riedel, A.
2011. Science, 333, 52. doi:10.1126/science.1204245

External Pubications


  • T. van de Kamp
    Functional morphology of the weevil genus Trigonopterus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
    Dissertation, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, S. 155, 2011
  • T. van de Kamp
    The "pink wing" morph of Peruphasma schultei Conle & Hennemann, 2005 (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae) Entomologische Zeitschrift 121(2) (2011) 55-58


  • T. van de Kamp, H. Greven On the architecture of beetle elytra
    Entomologie heute 22 (2010) 191-204
  • T. van de Kamp, H. Greven
    Structure of the specialised and unspecialised chorion of the egg in the stick insect Malacomorpha cyllarum (Phasmatodea)
    Entomologia Generalis 31(1) (2010) 63-74


  • T. van de Kamp, H. Greven On the architecture of beetle elytra
    Entomologie heute 22 (2008) 191-204


  • T. van de Kamp, H. Greven
    Die Struktur des Chorions von Carausius morosus (Sinéty, 1901) (Phasmatodea) mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Mikropylenplatte
    Entomologie heute 19 (2007) 99-113