BiographyMay 1965 Born in Lahr/Schwarzwald, Germany
1984 High school diploma at Max Planck Gymnasium in Lahr
1984 -- 1985 Basic military service
1985 -- 1992 Studies of Engineering Cybernetics at University Stuttgart 1992 -- 1993 Travelling and scientific co-worker at University Stuttgart
1993 -- 1998 Staff member at Institut f"ur Systemdynamik und Regelungstechnik at University Stuttgart (Prof. Gilles)
Modelling framework for cellular systems. The framework is
the basis for the development of a modelling and simulation software in the
area of systems biology. The concept was successfully applied to describe
carbohydrate uptake in E. coli.
1998 - 2009 Staff member at Max-Planck-Institut f"ur Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme"' in Magdeburg (Systems biology group,Prof. Gilles)
2001 Defence of Ph.D. thesis, University Stuttgart
Title: Structuring of cellular functional units.
2005 - 2009 Project leader in the HepatoSys-,FORSYS-, MedSys-,
SysMo-Initiatives and in the Centre for Dynamical Systems, Magdeburg.
Research activities in modelling, model analysis, model verification and
experimental design. Cooperation with international research groups,
e.g. F. Doyle's group, UC, Santa Barbara, Julio Banga, Vigo, Ian
Booth, Aberdeen. Lecturer at Hochschule Magdeburg (2000-2009) and at University Magdeburg (2004-2009).
2007 - 2009 Junior Research Group Leader
The group comprised three PhD students.
2009 Habilitation at University Magdeburg
Title: Engineering methods in systems biology.
since 2010 Professor for Systems Biotechnology at TUM
The Speciality Division for Systems Biotechnology at TUM focuses on
application of methods from systems biology to problems related to
biotechnology. Besides the improvement of the overall biotechnological
processes, the better understanding of the processes inside the cell
is a major research topic. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas putida and
Halomonas elongata are chosen as model organisms since they show a
high potential in biotechnology. In the division, work with P. putida
already has a strong focus on the understanding of signalling systems
with the long-term aim to use this knowledge for the improvement of
2011 German textbook on Systems Biology appears (Vieweg-Teubner)
2012 Junior research group on halophilic bacteria established
2013 English textbook on Systems Biology appears (CRC, Taylor \& Francis)
2013 Visiting professor at INRIA, Grenoble
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Systens Biology, Systems Biotechnology
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