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Research Group "Biological Physics and Systems Biology, IST Austria"
(Dr. Tobias Bollenbach)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Bollenbach
First name(s):Tobias
Position:Assistant Professor
Institution:Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Organizational unit:Biological Physics and Systems Biology
Street address:Am Campus 1
Postal code:3400
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Biophysics (106006)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:22.06.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2007   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
4 Persons
Karin Mitosch (PhD student)
Guillaume Chevereau (postdoc)
Julia Tischler (postdoc)
Alexander Kitzmann (technician)
Percentage project-funded:30
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Five most important publications:
  1. Bollenbach, T. and Kishony, R. (2011). Resolution of gene regulatory conflicts caused by combinations of antibiotics. Mol Cell 42, 413-25.
  2. Bollenbach, T., Quan, S., Chait, R., and Kishony, R. (2009). Non-optimal microbial response to antibiotics underlies suppressive drug interactions. Cell 139, 707-718.
  3. Bollenbach, T.*, Pantazis, P.*, Kicheva, A.*, Bökel, C., González-Gaitán, M., and Jülicher, F. (2008). Precision of the Dpp gradient. Development 135, 1137-1146.
  4. Kicheva, A.*, Pantazis, P.*, Bollenbach, T.*, Kalaidzidis, Y., Bittig, T., Jülicher, F., and González-Gaitán, M. (2007). Kinetics of morphogen gradient formation. Science 315, 521-525.
  5. Bollenbach, T., Kruse, K., Pantazis, P., González-Gaitán, M., and Jülicher, F. (2007). Morphogen transport in epithelia. Phys Rev E 75, 011901.
  • Elected member of the Young Academy ("Junge Akademie") at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2011)
Five most important talks:
  1. Invited seminar talk, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK (January 2012).
  2. Invited talk at conference "Modeling and Microbiology", e-science institute, University of Edinburgh, UK (July 2011).
  3. Invited talk at Boston Area Systems and Synthetic Biology Meeting, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA (April 2010).
  4. Invited talk at workshop "Developmental Systems Biology", European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS), Dresden, Germany (October 2007).
  5. Invited talk at symposium "Nonlinear and Anomalous Transport in Complex Systems", German Physical Society (DPG) spring meeting (main talk), Regensburg, Germany (March 2007).
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • CIG grant (Marie Curie Actions, EU Seventh Framework Program), 100,000 EUR
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Biological physics
  • Systems biology
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Cellular responses to conflicting signals
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