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Dr. Silke Bergeler

Silke Bergeler, Dr.

PhD Student


Projects and Research Interests

  • Pattern formation in active systems
  • Intracellular positioning mechanisms:
    Spatio-temporal positioning of cargoes (e.g. plasmids, partition complexes, protein clusters, ... ) is crucial for many important processes in bacterial cells including cell division, plasmid and chromosome segregation. I am interested in the following questions:
      • How are cargoes positioned inside the cell?
      • How are the forces generated to move the cargo?
      • What is the role of the cell geometry?
      In particular, we investigate midcell localization in M. xanthus bacteria (in collaboration with the lab of Lotte Sogaard-Andersen, MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg).

Curriculum Vitae

      • 2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral student in the group of Erwin Frey, LMU Munich
      • 2013 - 2018 PhD student in the group of Erwin Frey, LMU Munich
      • 2012 - 2013: Master Studies of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP), LMU Munich
      • 2011 - 2012: Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
      • 2007 - 2011: Bachelor Studies of Physics and Mathematics, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
      • 2007: Abitur, Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg, Geisenheim