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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Gerland

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Theory of Complex Bio-Systems
Job Titles
  • Department Council Member: Representative of the professors
  • Professorship on Theory of Complex Bio-Systems
Consultation Hour
on appointment

Courses and Dates

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Interplay of mechanics and information processing in cell tissues

A common theme in developmental biology and useful feature for synthetic systems is the coupling of patterning processes (cell differentiation) with mechanical processes and cell growth and death. Understanding the interplay of these different processes is crucial to be able to explain development, as well as to manipulate pattern formation processes in  synthetic systems. In this thesis, a well-known model of tissue dynamics will be implemented and coupled to intercellular signaling dynamics in order to answer questions about the stability and robustness of the pattern creation process and the role of initial and boundary conditions. Of particular interest will be the study of feedbacks between the ‘mechanics’ and the ‘information processing’ in these systems.

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Biophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Supervisor: Ulrich Gerland
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