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, Coordination of the Max Planck Research Network MaxSynBio
  • 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, see also Max Planck Sustainability Network
Selected publications:

Mathew Stracy, Jakob Schweizer, David J. Sherratt, Achillefs N. Kapanidis, Stephan Uphoff and Christian Lesterlin. Transient non-specific DNA binding dominates the target search of bacterial DNA-binding proteins, Molecular Cell, 2021

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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