The CyGenTiG team at the University of Freiburg

Founded in 1457, the University of Freiburg is one of the oldest German universities, and is now one of the nation’s leading research and teaching institutions, evidenced inter alia by its membership in the League of European Research Universities (LERU). It actively fosters interdisciplinary research, and it is one of the few universities offering world class research environments in the classical as well as in the modern disciplines. Dedicated to defining and pioneering new research areas, the university actively promotes international exchange, and its central location in Europe and its proximity to Switzerland and France additionally supports its internationality. 

Dr. Fleck heads the Spatial Systems Biology Group at the Freiburg Centre for Data Analysis and Modelling. He is interested in the spatio-temporal dynamics of natural and synthetic biological systems. A particular focus lies on spatial pattern formation. The group works in close collaboration with experimental partners in biology and uses a broad range of methods, including analytical mathematical methods, statistical methods and computer simulations. The group presently comprises one post-docs and three PhD students.

Anna Deneer received her MSc. in Bioinformatics in 2017 from the University of Wageningen. She then started a PhD continuing on the subject pattern formation, focussing on the mathematical modelling of genotype to phenotype relations and pattern quantification. Furthermore, she worked on methods of parameter estimation and experimental design to unravel the structure and function of biological networks. In the CyGenTiG project Anna will be working on modelling the optogenetic networks, in particular estimation and optimisation of the model parameters and designing optimal experiments.

Jonas Pleyer received his MSc. in Physics in 2021 from the University of Freiburg. He started a PhD on the subject pattern formation and in silico simulation of tissue formation. In the CyGenTiG project Jonas is working on modelling the growth of organoids and the closed-loop control of tissue formation.