My research is in diverse fields of the life sciences. While I started out towards “pure theory” in a Physics Department as an undergraduate, I transitioned into Biology and doing my own experiments and benchwork. My current research combines the diverse approaches of Molecular and Cell Biology, Advanced Data Analysis, and Computational Biology and Biophysics.
During my BSc in Physics (Bremen University, 2005-2008), I was lucky enough to find the late Peter Richter as a teacher and mentor – who taught me the basics of dynamical systems theory (2005-2008). Biomathematics first interfered during visits to the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine at McGill University and to the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University (2008 and 2009). This fascination grew into a Dept. Physiology, McGill, Homepage, where I investigated molecular mechanics of muscle myosin groups (2010-2014). Here I was supervised in the Mackey Lab Homepage and the Lauzon Lab Homepage, and also member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Systems Biology Graduate Program.
Being now fully convinced that theory and experiment go together like Biology and Physics, I started a position as an ELBE PostDoc at the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (2014-present). Here, I am doing experiments in the Vastenhouw Lab Homepage at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics; the theory is happening with Zaburdaev Group Homepage at the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. I am investigating how the internal architecture of the cell nucleus is shaped during the transition from no transcription to transcriptional activity in cells of zebrafish embryos.