Open positions

We are always seeking new group members from both physics/mathematics and biology backgrounds.

One of our main goals is to combine high-throughput fluorescence microscopy of live cells with Bayesian inference and theoretical modelling to uncover the mechanisms underlying the subcellular orgnaisation of DNA and proteins inside bacteria.
We are also interested in understanding, from a theoretical perpsective, the mechanims underlying pattern formation, e.g. pattern selection, scale invariance and centre-finding.

Projects can be either experimental or theoretical or a mix of both but in either case, an interest in understanding the other approach is essential.

While there are no funded positions at the moment (check back in a few months), potential PhD students can apply to the IMPRS graduate school ( before 31.01.2019 to obtain a funded position. We are also happy to support applications for fellowships and other sources of funding.

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Several master projects are available. Please contact for more information.

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