Marc-Thorsten Hütt is Professor of Computational Systems Biology at Constructor University in Bremen. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Theoretical Biology at Darmstadt University of Technology (until 2006). From 2000 to 2005, he was also a member of Die Junge Akademie (a joint institution of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina), and since 2019, he is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
His research is situated in systems biology and systems medicine, bioinformatics, the statistical physics of complex networks, and the theory of self-organization.
Marc-Thorsten Hütt is concerned with dynamic processes in networks. In his work he tries to understand the relationship between network architecture and collective dynamics with simple mathematical models. With his research group, he uses the results of these theoretical studies to better understand high-throughput data in biology and medicine.
During his fellowship, Marc-Thorsten Hütt will work on the foundations of self-organized patterns and collective behaviors in graphs. The focus will be on excitable dynamics as they pertain to our understanding of the brain, in order to then study the implications of these theoretical insights for questions in neuroscience.
His tandem partner is Claus Hilgetag, professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Universität Hamburg, director of the Institute of Computational Neuroscience at the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and member of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg.
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Claus Hilgetag, professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Universität Hamburg, and director of the Institute of Computational Neuroscience, Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), as well as member of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg.