Prof. Dr. Markus Kollmann

Research focus

Living cells possess a large variety of molecular pathways to detect and process environmental information. As precise and timely information processing is crucial for the reproductive success of organisms, the design of these pathways follow similar concepts as known from engineering disciplines to increase the signal-to-noise ratio. Our group is interested to understand the underlying molecular principles of these pathways and how environmental information is detected, stored, and processed within plants.

The five most important publications

  1. Brettschneider C*, Rose RJ*, Hertel S, Axmann IM, Heck AJ, Kollmann M (2010) A sequestration feedback determines dynamics and temperature entrainment of the KaiABC circadian clock. Mol Syst Biol 6: 389 (*these authors contributed equally)
  2. Løvdok L, Bentele K, Vladimirov N, Müller A, Pop FS, Lebiedz D, Kollmann M*, Sourjik V* (2009) Role of Translational Coupling in Robustness of Bacterial Chemotaxis Pathway. PLoS Biol 7: e1000171 (*joint last authorship)
  3. Clodong S, Dühring U, Kronk L, Wilde A, Axmann I, Herzel H, Kollmann M (2007) Functioning and Robustness of a Bacterial Circadian Clock. Mol Syst Biol 3: 90
  4. Kollmann M, Løvdok L, Bartholomé K, Timmer J, Sourjik V (2005) Design Principles of a Bacterial Signalling Network. Nature 438: 504-507
  5. Kollmann M (2003) Single-file Diffusion of Atomic and Colloidal Systems: Asymptotic Laws. Phys Rev Lett 90: 180602
Prof. Dr. Markus Kollmann
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Institute of Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf