Co-Chair of the the DFG Research Center MATHEON
Since 2006 Member of the executive board of the Graduate School \"Berlin Mathematical School\" (BMS)
Since 2000 Full Professor at Freie Universität Berlin, Chair "Numerical Mathematics/Scientific Computing"
My research area is \"Numerical Mathematics / Scientific Computing\" with a strong focus on application problems from the life sciences and in cooperation with partners from the respective application fields and/or economy. The biocomputing group develops mathematical methods for analyzing complex systems. The focus lies on molecular systems with biological function. Complementary activities include mathematically related application-driven research with applications ranging from cellular reaction networks, and polymer mixtures, for example, to problems from the geo-sciences or economics. A matter of particular interest is the inclusion of data, whether from experiment or simulation, into the modeling process and related questions concerning appropriate visualization.