Dr. Jakob Schweizer

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Process Systems Engineering
+49 176 21817943
N 3.12

Main Focus

  • Synthetic biology
  • Self-assembly, biological compartments, physics of lipids
  • Self-organising systems and chemical waves
  • Biological cell divison
  • Flourescence microscopy
  • Research coordination, knowlegde and quality management, public relations
  • Sustainability in Research and Science
Selected publications:

Philipp Glock, Beatrice Ramm, Tamara Heermann, Simon Kretschmer, Jakob Schweizer, Jonas Mücksch, Göberk Alagöz und Petra Schwille. Stationary patterns in a two-protein reaction-diffusion system, ACS Synthetic Biology, 2019, 8, 1, 148-157

Kai Sundmacher und Jakob Schweizer. Max-Planck-Forschungsnetzwerk für die Synthetische Biologie. BIOSpektrum, 2016, 22

Eugenia Schneider, Jakob Schweizer, & Michael Mangold (2016). Bringing the parts together: Steps towards an in-silicoprotocell. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 2016, (26), 20-25.

Katja Zieske, Jakob Schweizer and Petra Schwille:
Surface topology assisted alignment of Min protein waves.
FEBS Lett. 2014 Jun 14.

Jakob C. Schweizer, Martin Loose, Mike Bonny, Karsten Kruse, Ingolf Mönch und Petra Schwille:
Geometry sensing by self-organized protein patterns
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2012, 109, 15283-15288

Jakob C. Schweizer, Matthias Garten und Petra Schwille:
Packaging in Synthetic Biology
In: Bio and Nano Packaging Techniques for Electron Devices, Gerald Gerlach and Klaus-Jürgen Wolter (Editors)
Springer, 2012

Jakob C. Schweizer and Petra Schwille:
Synthetic Biology - A New Way to Access Biological Phenomena
Imaging & Microscopy, 2011 Sep.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2014    Research management at MPI-DCTS for MaxSynBio

2013 - 2014  Visiting researcher in the lab of Prof. Dr. David Sherratt
                  at the Oxford University, United Kingdom
                  Research topic: High-throughput methods for the analysis of
                  Min protein oscillations in E. coli cells

2013            PhD graduation at the TU Dresden, Germany
                  Topic: Min-Protein Waves on Geometrically Structured
                  Artificial Membranes (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille)

2012 - 2014  Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
                  in Martinsried (Munich), Germany

2007 - 2009  Scholarship holder of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft,
                  German Research Foundation) and member of the research group
                  Nano- and Biotechnologies for Packaging of Electronic Systems
                  Research coordination and quality management

2005 - 2011  Research assistant at the Biotec /TU Dresden
                  Research and education in the field of fluorescence microscopy
                  and biophysics; knowledge management and public relations

2005            Master thesis at the Biotec /TU Dresden
                  Title: Single-Molecule Anisotropy Measurements in Lipid Bilayers
                  (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille)

2000/01       Studies at the Université Denis Diderot (Paris 7, France)
                  Specialisation in biophysics and epistemology

1997            Studies of physics and philosophy of religion at the
                  Technische Universität Dresden

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