Generally speaking, I am interested in Systems Biology, pattern formation and the evolution of life. In my current project I focus on mathematical modeling of cell signaling, in particular the Wnt signaling pathway and its role in neuronal differentiation.
To analyze the mathematical models, I use methods from dynamical systems theory. Furthermore, I apply new analytical tools and concepts such as generalized modeling and sloppy parameter sensitivities.
summer 2009 Research Internship at the Sethna Group - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
2007-present PhD student in Systems Biology (Prof. O. Wolkenhauer) - University of Rostock
2007 Dipl. Phys. (comparable to a Masters degree in physics)
Theoretical Physics/ Complex Systems (Prof. U. Feudel), ICBM,
University of Oldenburg
2002-2003 Courses in the masters program of the Department of Physics, University of Liverpool
1999-2007 Student of Physics – Carl-von-Ossietzly University of Oldenburg
1999 Abitur (University Entrance Qualification) – Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium, Wilhelmshaven