Source: HMGU

Dr. Carsten Marr
Group Leader Single Cell Dynamics, Deputy Head of Institute

Phone: +49 89 3187-2158
Building/Room: 58a / 103


  • Single-cell analysis and models of stem cell dynamics
  • Gene regulatory networks in cellular differentiation
  • Topological properties of biological networks
  • Cellular automata on graphs

Curriculum Vitae

Carsten Marr received his diploma in general physics from the Technische Universität München in 2002. He wrote his diploma thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) and visited the Quantum Information and Quantum Optics Theory Group at Imperial College (London, UK). In 2003, he worked as a research associate for Die Junge Akademie, an institution of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. In 2004, he received a PhD fellowship from the Technische Universität Darmstadt and joined the Bioinformatics Group there, working on dynamical processes on graphs and biological networks. He visited the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences (Florida Atlantic University, USA) and Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) during his PhD. He received his PhD from Technische Universität Darmstadt in June 2007 and joined Jacobs University Bremen as a postdoctoral fellow, focusing on gene regulatory networks. In 2008 he joined the Helmholtz Zentrum München as a PostDoc in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology working on the quantification, analysis, and modeling of stem cell data. In 2011, he visited the University of Edinburgh for six months to learn about pluripotency and stochastic descriptions of gene expression. Since 2013, he is deputy director and group leader at the Institute of Computational Biology.