I obtained both a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in physics from the University of Göttingen. I wrote my master thesis in the group of prof. Stefan Klumpp about dynamic proteome partitioning, which I finished in October 2020. Directly afterwards, I started as an IMPRS-CellDevoSys Ph.D. student in the Zechner group.
The main focus of my research is to understand information transmission in biological systems on small scales under the influence of noise. In doing so, I use methods from information theory and mathematics to develop an information theoretical framework for biological systems. Recently, I developed a method to calculate trajectory information between two nodes in a stochastic biochemical reaction network. We now aim to extend this framework to include other also quantities but also to study the interplay between information transmission of biological processes and its thermodynamics.
I am also interested in the thermodynamics of phase separation. In collaboration with prof. Christoph Weber from the University of Augsburg, we are developing a control theoretical description of condensates in cells.