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Professional Experience

2021 - recent, Group Leader Perspectives Group "Integrated Mechanistic Models", Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben/DE

  • Metabolic modelling and analysis of seed development in rape seed as part of the BMBF-funded AVATARS project

2016 - 2021, Postdoc in the Research Group "Network Analysis and Modelling", Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben/DE

  • Metabolic modelling and analysis of C3 and C4 photosynthesis
  • Mutliomics data analysis and integration of tomato fruit ripening

2010 - 2016, PhD Student at the Chair of "Regulatory Biology", Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg/DE

  • Development and implementation of the Biomodelkit framework for modular biomodel-engineering
  • Biomodel engineering of a nociceptor pain model and JAK-STAT signalling
  • Application of Petri nets to systems biology

Professional Training and Education

2012 - 2017, Phd Student, Otto-von-Guericke University and Int. Max Planck Research School, Magdeburg/DE

  • Field of Study: Biology/Neurobiology
  • Phd Thesis: BioModelKit - A Framework for Modular Biomodel Engineering (April, 2018)

2005 - 2010, Master of Engineering (Diplom Ingenieur), Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg/DE

  • Field of Study: Biosystems Engineering
  • Diploma Thesis: Modular and Hierarchical Modelling of Nociceptive Signalling Proteins Using Petri Nets (2010, September)
  • Student Thesis: Petri Net Modules of Integrative Nociceptive Neurons (2009)

1997 - 2005, Abitur, Friedrich-Schiller Gymnasium, Calbe/DE

  • Main Courses: Mathematics and Biology


  • 2019 - Training course "Metabolic Modelling Course" as part of the International Spring School „Computational Biology Starter“ at Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben/DE
  • 2012 - 2017 - Lecture on "Petri Nets in Systems Biology" at Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg/DE
  • 2011 - Tutorial on "Foundations of Petri Nets" at ICSB 2011, Heidelberg/DE
  • 2011 - Tutorial on "Further Advanced Petri Net Techniques and Applications" at ICSB 2011, Heidelberg/DE
  • 2010 - 2017 - Training course "Modelling Lac Operon with Petri Nets" as part of the lecture Regulatory Biology at Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg/DE
  • 2010 - Indian Summer School 2010 - Petri Net Modeling in Systems Biology, Magdeburg Centre for Systems Biology, Magdeburg/DE


Winter Term 2009/10, Intern, Bayer Technology Services GmbH, Leverkusen/DE

  • Modelling and Simulation of biological networks using MoBi
  • Flux balance analysis of an E.coli metabolic model

Summer Break 2007, Intern, Lagotec GmbH, Magdeburg/DE

  • Bioengineering with biofilms

Winter Break 2007, Intern, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Magdeburg/DE

  • Bioengineering with biofilms and confocal laser scanning microscopy

Summer Break 2005, Intern, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg/DE

  • Analysis of metabolic products of yeast cell