I am DFG/BMBF- funded junior research group leader and member of the DFG-funded research center MATHEON and the Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin (ECMATH). Since 2011, I am head of the group Systems Pharmacology and Disease Control, which is associated with the BioComputing Group of Prof C. Schütte at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin.
From 2000 to 2005 I did my undergraduate studies in bioinformatics at the Freie Universität in Berlin. I conducted my PhD research from 2006 to 2009 under the supervision of Dr. Wilhelm Huisinga on mathematical modelling of the pharmacology of antiviral drugs and the evolutionary dynamics of HIV at the Hamilton Institute in Dublin, Ireland. During this time, I also worked on various projects for the pharmaceutical industry (AstraZeneca in Göteborg, Sweden and Schering Pharma AG, now Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals). During my Post-Doc training, I have set up many cooperations and initiated various projects with virologists, physicians, other mathematicans and pharmacologists dealing with mathematical aspects of epidemiological control, treatment optimization, pharmacology and evolution in HIV, pandemic influenza and in bacterial infections. For more detailed information of my current research interests, please visit research interests or current projects, or have a look at my CV .