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Foto von Prof. Schuster                 Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2011   Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2011
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Schuster


Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy
Department of Bioinformatics
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
D-07743 Jena, Germany
Room: 3403
Phone: +49-(0)3641-949580
Sprechzeiten für Studenten:
Mittwoch, 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr
Group Homepage http://pinguin.biologie.uni-jena.de/bioinformatik/

Editorial Board

2000-2008 Associate editor and since 2009 one of the editors of the journal BioSystems.

BioSystems encourages experimental, computational, and theoretical
articles that link biology, evolutionary thinking, and the information
processing sciences. The link areas form a circle that encompasses the
fundamental nature of biological information processing, computational
modeling of complex biological systems, evolutionary models of
computation, the application of biological principles to the design of
novel computing systems, and the use of biomolecular materials to
synthesize artificial systems that capture essential principles of
natural biological information processing.

Scientific CV

1981-1986: Undergraduate studies in Biophysics at Humboldt University, Berlin

1986-1988: Graduate studies in Theoretical Biophysics at Humboldt University, Berlin
(Supervisor: Professor Reinhart Heinrich)

1988: PhD thesis entitled "Theoretical studies on the interrelation between time hierarchy in
enzymatic reaction systems and optimization principles." For this thesis, I was awarded the
degrees of both Dr. rer. nat. and Dr. sc. nat.

1988-1991: Postdoc at Humboldt-University, in the group of Reinhart Heinrich

September 1991-November 1992: Postdoc at the Université Bordeaux II, in the group of Professor Jean-Pierre Mazat

December 1992-March 1993: Postdoc at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, in the group of Dr. Hans Westerhoff

May 1993-April 1997: Senior scientist and lecturer in Biophysics at Humboldt-University, in the group of Reinhart Heinrich

1996: Appointment as a "Privat-Dozent" (Reader) in Theoretical Biophysics

May 1997-April 2003: Scientist at the Max Delbrück Center, Berlin-Buch, still teaching at Humboldt University

August-October 1997: Visiting scientist at the University of Maribor (Slovenia), Dept. of Physics, in the group of Professor Milan Brumen

August 1998-April 2003: Funding by a Heisenberg grant of the DFG

November/December 1998: Working visit at Stuttgart University, Institute of Bioengineering

Since May 2003: Head of the Chair of Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Since 2008: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm

Since 2008: Co-spokesman of the Jena Centre for Bioinformatics


A large number of topics in the study programme of biophysics from 1985 - 2003, e.g. General Biophysics, Biological Thermodynamics, Biological Systems Theory, Classical Mechanics, and Hydrodynamics. Moreover, I gave lecture series on "Modelling of Biochemical Reaction Systems" at Stuttgart University and the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg. Since I work at Jena University, I give classes in "Introduction to Bioinformatics", "Metabolic and Regulatory Networks",  "3D Structures in biological Macromolecules" and " Optimality Principles in Evolution".