Scientific Vita

Prof. Dr.

Jens Timmer

Academic Education and University Degrees

Habilitation in Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany
1990 - 1994
Ph.D. work, Physics, Institute of Physics, Freiburg, Germany (Grade: summa cum laude) supervised by Prof. Dr. Josef Honerkamp
1989 - 1990
Diploma work, Physics, Institute of Physics, Freiburg, Germany supervised by Prof. Dr. Josef Honerkamp
1983 - 1989
Study of Physics at Oldenburg University and Freiburg University, Germany


Since 11/2005
Full professor (W3) for “Theoretical Physics and Its Applications in the Life Sciences”, Freiburg University, Germany
2000 - 2005
Associate Professor (C2), Institute of Phyics, University of Freiburg, Germany
1998 - 2000
Assistant professor (C1), Institute of Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany
1997 - 1998
Postdoc, Boulder University, Humboldt University, MPI Physics of Complex Systems Dresden, Potsdam University, Heidelberg University, Germany
1994 - 1997
Postdoc, Institute of Physics, Freiburg University, Germany
Goldmann T, Zeller N, Raasch J, Kierdorf K, Frenzel K, Ketscher L, Basters A, Staszewski O, Brendecke SM, Spiess A, Tay TL, Kreutz C, Timmer J, Mancini GM, Blank T, Fritz G, Biber K, Lang R, Malo D, Merkler D, Heikenwälder M, Knobeloch KP, Prinz M. 2015. USP18 lack in microglia causes destructive interferonopathy of the mouse brain. EMBO Journal 34: 1612-1629
Kreutz C, Raue A, Kaschek D, Timmer J. 2013. Profile likelihood in systems biology. FEBS Journal 280: 2564-2571
Maiwald T, Blumberg J, Raue A, Hengl S, Schilling M, Sy SKB, Becker V, Klingmüller U, Timmer J. 2012. In silico labeling reveals the time-dependent label half-life and transit-time in dynamical systems. BMC Systems Biology 9: 13
Rausenberger J, Tscheuschler A, Nordmeier W, Wüst F, Timmer J, Schäfer E, Fleck Ch, Hiltbrunner A. 2011. Photoconversion and nuclear trafficking cycles determine phytochrome A's response profile to far-red light. Cell 146: 813-825
Becker V, Schilling M, Bachmann J, Baumann U, Raue A, Maiwald T, Timmer J. Klingmüller U. 2010. Covering a broad dynamic range: Information processing at the erythropoietin receptor. Science 328: 1404-1408
Pfeifer AC, Kaschek D, Bachmann J, Klingmüller U, Timmer J. 2010. Model-based extension of high-throughput to high-content techniques. BMC Systems Biology 4: 106
Sick S, Reinker S, Timmer J, Schlake T. 2006. WNT and DKK determine hair follicle spacing through a reaction-diffusion mechanism. Science 314: 1447-1450
Fang X, Zeisel MB, Wilpert.J, Gissler B, Thimme R, Kreutz C, Maiwald T, Timmer J, Kern WV, Donauer J, Geyer M, Walz G, Delpa E, von Weizsäcker F, Blum HE, Baumert TF. 2006. Host cell responses induced by Hepatitis C virus binding. Hepatology 43: 1326-1336
Kollmann M, Bartholome K, Lovdok L, Timmer J, Sourjik V. 2005. Design principles of a bacterial signalling network. Nature 438: 504-507
Swameye I, Müller TG, Timmer J, Sandra O, Klingmüller U. 2003. Identification of nucleocytoplasmic cycling as a remote sensor in cellular signaling by data-based modeling. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100: 1028-1033.
Institute of Physics
University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3
79104 Freiburg