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Welcome to Quantitative and Theoretical Biology

Welcome to the Institute of Quantitative and Theoretical Biology at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Our research focuses on the development of theoretical concepts and mathematical models of biological processes. Current scientific interests are photosynthesis, plant energy metabolism, secondary plant metabolism, the interaction between microbes and photosynthetic organisms and polymer biochemistry.



First-time proposal by Dr. Matuszyńska has been funded

We have a great pleasure to inform that Dr. Matuszyńska has been granted three years funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, to conduct an interdisciplinary project in a collaboration with Prof. Dr. Alain Tissier (IPB Halle). "iPHACTORY: Interdisziplinäre Untersuchung  von photosynthetischen glanduläre Trichome als zelluläre Stoffwechselfabriken" proposes a combined multi-omics and modelling approach towards understanding trichome metabolism in tomato. Congratulations to Dr. Matuszyńska. We are looking forward to the first results.

More about the project soon.


Fascination of Plants Day 2019

As several times before the Institute of Quantitative and Theoretical Biology together with the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (undefinedCeplas) organized the Fascination of Plants Day here at the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf. We invited students from different elementary schools (Duesseldorf and surrounding) to visit the HHU and learn about plants in several small experimental settings. Do plants breathe? Do they move? Why are they green? Can they shine or swim? All these questions are covered and will be explained.

We hope that this day will be great and that the students have as much fun as we have.

Open Postdoc Positions at the Institute of Qunatitative and Theoretical Biology

We have currently some postdoctoral positions free for applications. If you are interested check out our undefined"Offene Stellen/ Open Positions" page

Journal Club: Marvin van Aalst (16.5.2019)

Now its Marvin's turn to present us an exciting paper in the journal club. The title of the paper he presents is: "A temporal shift in resource allocation facilitates flowering before leaf out and spring vessel maturation in precocious species" (by  Jessica A. Savage). You can find the paper undefinedhere


Echt oder Fake Tuesday 14.5.2019 Lecture Hall 5K

Tomorrow a few of our members will be part of "ECHT oder FAKE". It is an event where scientists from different disciplines present their topics in an easy to understand style but not everything they say is true. Therefore, it is the audience's task to figure out what is correct or not.

We are very excited and looking forward to an evening full of fun, interesting talks and science.

Oh.. and the person who can best figure out what is true or fake can win a prize ... fingers crossed :)


Theory Seminar: Wolfram Liebermeister ( Wednesday 08.05.2019, 11am)

Wolfram Liebermeister from the INRA Jouy-en-Josas will give a very interesting theory seminar with the title "Resource allocation in kinetic models of cell metabolism"


Guest: Wolfram Liebermeister

This week we have a guest at our Institute. undefinedWolfram Liebermeister is a well known systems biologist, who focuses on control and optimal metabolic states in cells.


Prof. Dr. Oliver Ebenhöh

Gebäude: 22.07
Etage/Raum: 00.032
Tel.: +49 211 81-10172
Fax: +49 211 81-15563


Mara Schuff

Gebäude: 22.07
Etage/Raum: 00.031
Tel.: +49 211 81-12923
Fax: +49 211 81-15563

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