Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2003
    Studies in Mathematics and Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 2000
    Intermediate exam in Mathematics and in Chemistry

  • 2003
    Diploma in Mathematics (with honors). Thesis on "Bifurcations in the Beeler-Reuter neuron model"

  • 2003 – 2006
    PhD studies in Mathematics at the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 2006
    PhD in Mathematics. Thesis in Theoretical Biology on "Modeling, analysis and calculation of cerebral hemodynamics"

  • 2006 – 2008
    Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Research area: Numerical analysis, differential equations, mathematical modeling of medical systems, parameter estimation, control theory, dynamical systems and computational neuroscience

  • 2008 – 2009
    Independent external consultant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA. Research area: Mathematical modeling and analysis of complex biological systems

  • Since 2009
    Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader, Department of Animal Physiology, Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Germany. Research Area: Mathematical modeling of complex walking systems: Neuronal control of 6-legged locomotion

  • Since 2012
    Internal Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, University of Cologne

  • 2012
    Positive Evaluation of the Emmy-Noether Research Group

  • Since 2014
    DFG Heisenberg fellowship, University of Cologne

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Internal Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Cologne

  • Member of the Official Committee to insure good scientific practice at the University of Cologne

  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)

  • Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung (DMV)

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

  • Society for Complexity in Acute Illness (SCAI)

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