Current Position

Berkeley Experimental Biophysics

360 Stanley Hall, Berkeley 94720, USA



  • Submitted July 2014
  • Reaction-Diffusion Dynamics in Biological Systems

Research Interests

  • Particle Dynamics Simulation
  • Brownian Dynamics
  • Reaction Diffusion Kinetics
  • Computational Immunology
  • Synthetic Biology


  • Scholarships
    • 2008 - 2009: Stipend in the preparatory program of the IMPRS-CBSC
    • 2006 - 2008: Undergraduate scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
  • Advanced trainings
  • University
    • 2008-2014 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)
    • 2005-2008 Saarland University of Saarbrücken
  • Degrees
    • M.Sc (Bioinformatics, Dec. 2010), FU Berlin
    • B.Sc (Bioinformatics, Jan. 2009), Saarland University
  • Projects/Research
    • 2010 Subproject D7 funded in the second funding period of SFB 740: "From molecular patterns to transport in specific geometries: Spatial effects on the function of the phototransduction module"
    • 2009 Modeling of the primary rod vision signal transduction pathway on the disc membrane by using particle dynamics simulations, CMB Group, Free University of Berlin; supervised by Dr. Frank Noé
    • 2008 Prediction of MHC:peptide structure ensembles by using conformation sampling and free energy computation, TComB Group, Saarland University; supervised by Dr. Rainer Boeckmann
  • Conferences/Workshops
    • June 2013; Conference "European Meeting on Phototransduction", Delmenhorst, Germany; oral presentation
    • April 2013; Workshop "Computer Simulation and Theory of Macromolecules", Huenfeld, Germany; oral presentation
    • Oct 2012; Cecam Workshop "Signaling Pathways", Paris, France, contributed talk, 2.5h oral software tutorial
    • Sept 2012; Conference "Biomembrane Days in Potsdam", Potsdam , Germany; poster presentation
    • Jun 2012; Conference "International conference on Molecular Crowding 2012", Ascona, Switzerland; contributed talk
    • Apr 2012; Workshop "Computer Simulation and Theory of Macromolecules", Huenfeld, Germany; poster presentation
    • Oct 2010; BDBDB2: "Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Brainstorm 2", Heidelberg, Germany
    • Oct 2010; "Annual Meeting of the German Biophysical Society", Bochum, Germany
    • Mar 2010; Workshop "Computer Simulation and Theory of Macromolecules", Huenfeld, Germany
    • Dec 2009; International Symposium "Membranes and Modules", FU Berlin
    • May 2009; Molecular Kinetics Workshop 2009; Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Free University of Berlin
    • Nov 2008; Oberwolfach-Seminar: "Applied Time Series Analysis in Scientific Computing"; Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach

Publications from time as IMPRS fellow

* joint first authors

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