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
Wagner HJ, Kemmer S, Engesser R, Timmer J, Weber W. 2019. Biofunctionalized materials featuring feedforward and feedback circuits exemplified by the detection of Botulinum Toxin A. Advanced Science. 6(4):1801320.
Wagner HJ, Engesser R, Ermes K, Geraths C, Timmer J, Weber W. 2019. Synthetic biology-inspired design of signal-amplifying materials systems. Materials Today. 22:25-34.
Beyer HM, Engesser R, Hörner M, Koschmieder J, Beyer P, Timmer J, Zurbriggen MD, Weber W. 2018. Synthetic Biology makes Polymer Materials count. Advanced Materials. 22:1800472.
Adlung L, Kar S, Wagner M-C, She B, Chakraborty S, Bao J, Lattermann S, Boerries M, Busch H, Wuchter P, Ho AD, Timmer J, Schilling M, Höfer T, Klingmüller U. 2017. Protein abundance pattern of AKT and ERK pathway components governs cell-type-specific regulation of proliferation. Mol Syst Biol. 13(1):904.
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(5):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(5984):1404-1408.
Raue A, Kreutz C, Maiwald T, Bachmann J, Schilling M, Klingmüller U, Timmer J. 2009. Structural and practical identifiability analysis of partially observed dynamical models by exploiting the profile likelihood. Bioinformatics. 25(15):1923-1929.
Sick S, Reinker S, Timmer J, Schlake T. 2006. WNT and DKK determine hair follicle spacing through a reaction-diffusion mechanism. Science. 314(5804):1447-1450.
Kollmann M, Løvdok L, Bartholomé K, Timmer J, Sourjik V. 2005. Design principles of a bacterial signalling network. Nature. 438(7067):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. 100(3):1028-1033.
Institute of Physics
University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3
79104 Freiburg