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Dr. Simeon Carstens
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Statistical Inverse Problems in Biophysics
Am Faßberg 11
37077 Göttingen

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My research mostly concerns Bayesian computational methods to determine the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules. I'm interested in all aspects of this subject: developing and subsequently applying methods, the algorithms (like MCMC sampling) required to make an idea work and the biological system (at the moment, chromatin) under consideration.

In December 2011, I started my PhD work at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology under the supervision of Michael Habeck.

In September 2012, I moved to Paris to continue my PhD work in the Structural Bioinformatics unit at Institut Pasteur headed by Michael Nilges, where I was working on the Bayesian determination of chromatin structures from Hi-C data.

From April 2016 to through March 2017, I have been a postdoctoral researcher in the Zidovska lab at New York University.

Since May 2017, I have been a postdoctoral researcher in the research group for Statistical Inverse Problems in Biophysics working with Michael Habeck.

Before, I studied physics in Tübingen and did my diploma thesis in the Computational Physics group of Willy Kley on MD simulations of protoplanetary dust agglomerates.


Besides work

Nobody really wants to know that in detail, but for the record: I love climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, skiing, hiking etc. in beautiful places all over Europe. I also like to learn interesting mathematical things which somehow have a connection to physics or my work. Plus, I'm stepping on other people's feet while trying to dance Argentinian tango.

I love music a lot, both listening to it (always open for suggestions!) and actually making music by improvising on the piano. At least I'm trying to.