Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied mathematics at the University of Warsaw, Poland

  • 1998
    Diplom degree in mathematics

  • 1998 – 1999
    PhD student in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Mechanics, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • 2000 – 2003
    PhD student in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Heidelberg University, and member of Research Training Group 484 "Signalling systems and gene expression in developmental biology model systems" at the Zoological Institute

  • 2004 – 2004
    Postdoc, member of Research Training Group 710 "Complex processes: Modelling, simulation and optimisation", Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University

  • 2004 – 2007
    Research associate at the Centre for Modelling and Simulation in the Life Sciences (BIOMS), Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), Institute of Applied Mathematics, Heidelberg University

  • 2007 – 2008
    Research associate at the WIN Kolleg – Junior Academy for Young Scholars and Scientists, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • 2008 – 2008
    Visiting faculty member at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  • Since 2008
    Head of a junior research group at the Centre for Modelling and Simulation in the Life Sciences (BIOMS), Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), Institute of Applied Mathematics, Heidelberg University, member of the BIOQUANT Centre

Selected publications

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A., Ptashnyk, M.: Boundedness of solutions of a haptotaxis model. In: Math. Mod. Meth. Appl. Sci. 20, 2010. pp. 449-476.

  • Gwiazda, P., Marciniak-Czochra, A.: Structured population models in metric spaces. In: J. Hyp. Diff. Eq. Accepted; 2010.

  • Gwiazda, P., Lorenz, T., Marciniak-Czochra, A.: A nonlinear structured population model: Global existence and structural stability of measure-valued solutions. In: J. Diff. Eq. 11, 2010. pp. 2703-2735.

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A., Stiehl, T., Wagner, W.: Modeling of replicative senescence in hematopoietic development. In: Aging 1, 2009. pp. 723-732.

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A. et al.: Modeling asymmetric cell division in hematopietic stem cells regulation of self-renewal is essential for efficient repopulation. In: Stem Cells Dev. 17, 2008. pp. 1-10.

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A., Ptashnyk, M.: Derivation of a macroscopic receptor based model using homogenisation techniques. In: SIAM J. Mat. Anal. 40, 2008. pp. 215-237.

  • Szymanska, Z., Urbanski, J., Marciniak-Czochra, A.: Mathematical modelling of the influence of heat shock proteins on cancer invasion of tissue. In: J. Math. Biol. 58, 2008. pp. 819-840.

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A., Kimmel, M.: Reaction-difusion model of early carcinogenesis: The effects of influx of mutated cells. In: Math. Mod. Natural Phenomena 7, 2008. pp. 90-114.

  • Getto, P., Kimmel, M., Marciniak-Czochra, A.: Modelling and analysis of dynamics of viral infection of cells and of interferon resistance. In: J. Math. Anal. Appl. 344, 2008. pp. 821-850.

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A., Kimmel, M.: Modelling of early lung cancer progression: Influence of growth factor production and cooperation between par tially transformed cells. In: Math. Mod. Meth. Appl. Sci. 17, 2007. pp. 1693-1719.

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A.: Receptor-based models with hysteresis for pattern formation in hydra. In: Math. Biosci. 199, 2006. pp. 97-119.

  • Lipniacki, T. et al.: Stochastic regulation in eukar yotic gene expression. In: J. Theor. Biol. 238, 2006. pp. 348-367.

  • Marciniak-Czochra, A., Kimmel, M.: Reaction-diffusion approach to modeling of the spread of early tumors along linear or tubular structures. In: J. Theor. Biol. 244, 2006. pp. 375-387.


Selected projects

  • Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 873 "Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells in Development and Disease" (principal investigator), 2010 – 2014

  • International PhD programme: Mathematical Methods in Natural Sciences Heidelberg/Warsaw/Prague/Paris granted by the Foundation for Polish Science (principal investigator, co-supervisor of 3 PhD projects), 2009 – 2014

  • WIN Kolleg – Junior Academy for Young Scholars and Scientists within the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for the interdisciplinary project "Principles of development and pattern formation in biology" (principal investigator), 2009 – 2013

  • Head of a junior research group within the Emmy Noether programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2008 – 2013

  • "Ideas" – Starting grant from the European Research Council, 2008 – 2013

  • WIN Kolleg project: "A man is as old as his stem cells"? (principal investigator), 2007 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the ESMTB

  • Editorial board of Theoretical Biology and Biology Direct

  • Peer reviewer for J. Math. Anal. Appl., Math. Biosciences, J. Math. Biol., J. Theor. Biol., J. Biol. Syst., Chem. Eng. Res. Design., Communications in PDEs, Int. J. App. Math. Comp. Sci. (AMCS), Biology Direct, M3AS

  • Appointed as a reviewer for the European Research Council

  • Peer reviewer for the Polish Research Foundation (FNP)

  • Member of the selections committee for the International PhD Programme, University of Warsaw, Poland, since 2009

  • Member of the selections committee for the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation, 2008

  • Member of the WIN Kolleg – Junior Academy for Young Scholars and Scientists within the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, since 2007

  • Associate member of International Research Training Group 710, "Complex processes: Modelling, simulation and optimisation", Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, since 2004

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Maternity leave, 2000


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