CV

Research and Education

From August 2019 –  Research Fellow (Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

May 2019 – July 2019 –  Research Associate
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

July 2018 – April 2019 – Research Associate
UCL Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, London, United Kingdom

May 2018 – June 2018 – Wrap up – Postdoc
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Nov. 2013 – April 2018 – Ph.D. Student in Physics
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
Member of the Max Planck Graduate School CellDevoSys
Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Ph. D. Thesis: “Dynamics of bacterial aggregates – Theory guided by experiments.”

2010-2013 –  M.Sc. Physics
University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Master Thesis: “Chemical Guidance and Chemotaxis of Neurons”

2007-2010 –  B.Sc. Physics
University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Bachelor Thesis: “Analysis of the Fluctuations of Neuronal Growth Cones”

2006-2007 –  Studies of Archaeology (Archäologie der Alten Welt)
University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

2006 – Abitur (A – Levels)
Anton-Philipp-Reclam Gymnasium, Leipzig, Germany

Awards & External Funding

From August 2019 – Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship
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2019 – Human Frontier Science Program Long Term Fellowship – not accepted
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2016 – Junior Scientist Travel Support
Conference  “Active and Smart Matter” (Syracuse, USA)

2015 – DIGS-BB Travel Award
Support for the participation in the APS March Meeting (San Antonio, USA)

2010-2011 – Mini project in graduate school “BuildMoNa”
„Observation of neurite growth in a linear Gradient of neurotrophic factors”

Memberships

German Physical Society
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG

From 2020 – Active Member of the Theory of Living Matter Group
University of Cambridge

From 2019 – Postdoctoral Research Associate at Trinity Hall
University of Cambridge

References

Prof. Vasily Zaburdaev
Role: Main Ph.D. supervisor & Theoretical Collaborator
Affiliation: Lehrstuhl für Mathematik in den Lebenswissenschaften, Department Biologie, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg’
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Dr. Christoph Weber
Role: Theoretical Collaborator
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
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Dr. Guillaume Salbreux
Role: Theoretical Collaborator
Affiliation: The Francis Crick Institute, London
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Prof. Frank Jülicher
Role: Ph.D. supervisor
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
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Prof. Ewa Paluch
Role: Main Postdoc supervisor & Experimental Collaborator
Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge University
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Prof. Nicolas Biais
Role: Experimental Collaborator
Affiliation: Brooklyn College of CUNY, Department of Biology, Brooklyn, U.S.A
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