Marc-Thorsten Hütt, professor of computational systems biology at Constructor University in Bremen, has been appointed as a Fellow at the Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS). The six-month stay at HIAS will allow Hütt to pursue his research alongside top international researchers.
"I'm looking forward to the freedom to think about things that fall by the wayside in everyday university life," said Hütt. He will join the Institute for six months starting on September 1st. Hütt specializes in dynamical processes in networks. In his work, he tries to understand the relationships between network architecture and collective dynamic behavior with simple mathematical models. Examples of networks, where an understanding of collective behavior is of interest, include the brain, the network of biochemical reactions in a cell, or production networks in industry.
Each year, up to 20 fellows can work on their projects at HIAS for three to ten months. During this time, they are accommodated in the guest house of the University of Hamburg. The HIAS-concept also includes a tandem partner from the Hamburg scientific community. In Hütt's case, this is Professor Dr. Claus Hilgetag, director of the Institute for Computational Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, with whom he has been collaborating for a long time. "But I do not only want to continue this already existing cooperation," Hütt explained, "the HIAS stay also gives me the space to pursue some mathematical questions that have been on my mind for a while. Let's see where this leads."
International Fellows come from a wide range of scientific backgrounds and are given enriching opportunities for exchange and dialogue. "I'm really looking forward to that," said Hütt. He will maintain contact with the seven doctoral students in his research group at Constructor University, while a member of his team, Dr. Johannes Falk, takes over teaching in his absence. This substitution is funded by HIAS. "Knowing that my teaching is in good hands is an enormous relief for me."
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