Biological Algorithms Group

Our mission is to identify simple paradigms of robust motility control and pattern formation in complex biological systems. We reverse-engineer biological solutions of robust control in close collaboration with experimental biologists. We use tools from physics, information theory, and engineering; likewise, we seek to excite bio-inspired applications of biological information processing in these fields.

We focus on principles of biological information processing in two model systems:

  1. Motility control: We study how noisy sensory information controls biological motility and dynamic decision making, e.g. during sperm navigation to the egg.
  2. Pattern control: We study elementary rules of self-organized pattern formation during self-repair and adaptation, e.g. of load-balancing transport networks in the liver.

On top of that, we explore potential applications of biological control designs in advanced electronics applications in tight collaboration with the other paths of the cfaed.

We are currently searching for highly motivated and talented students to work at the interface of physics and biology with a twist towards computer science.

Group News

We welcome Maja to our group!

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Summerschool on biological and engineered "Micromotors"

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We welcome international and local students to our summer school "Micromotors: From Nature to Engineering", 13.-18.08.2017, with funding from Dresden Zukunftskonzept. 

Congratulations to Gary Klindt for successfully defending his PhD thesis!

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Gary investigated "How biological oscillators synchronize despite noise in a swimming algae", publishing his results in PRL.

TU Young Investigator award to Benjamin Friedrich

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We welcome Jonathan to the group!

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We welcome Noelia to the group!

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Open PhD position

Synchronization of biological oscillators: Collective nonlinear dy-namics in polarizable cilia carpets

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Summerschool "Micromotors"

Summerschool on biological and engineered "Micromotors"

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We are happy to announce a ZUK-funded summerschool on biological and engineered "Micromotors" form 13.-19.08. in Dresden, organized together with Juliane Simmchen.

The homepage of the summerschool can be found here.

New preprint on synchronization of biological oscillators

In-phase and anti-phase synchronization by basal coupling

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A preprint can be found here.