Dr. Christoph A. Weber


Dr. Christoph A. Weber

Group Leader of "Mesoscopic Physics of Life"

E-Mail: weber[at]pks.mpg(dot)de






Research interests

Phase transitions in biological systems

Mechanisms of intra-cellular organization

Physical principles underlying the origin of life




Mar 2018  -Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and the Center for System Biology, Dresden 
Apr 2016 - Feb 2018Postdoc in the Group of Prof. L. Mahadevan at Harvard University, Cambridge
Aug 2013 - Feb 2016Postdoc in the Group of Prof. Frank Jülicher at the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
Oct 2009 - Jul 2013

Ph.D.  in physics (summa cum laude) on Modeling Propelled Particle Systems in 2d at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich,  supervised by Prof. Erwin Frey

Mar 2009 - Oct 2009Project work in the group of Prof. Erwin Frey and collaboration with the group of Prof. Joachim Rädler 
Dec 2008Certificate Biophysics, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Dec 2007 - Dec 2008Diploma thesis on Modeling of Free-Flow Electrophoresis and collaboration with Becton Dickinson
Oct 2005 - Dec 2008Diploma in Physics with honor (1.0) at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Oct 2003 - Oct 2005Intermediate Diploma in Physics (1.1)  at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Sep 1996 - Jun 2003Abitur at Gymnasium Kirchheim, Munich


 PHD candidates

Sept 2017 - present  

Jun 2016   - present   

Nick Derr (Harvard University, Cambridge)

David C. Fronk (Harvard University, Cambridge) 

Oct 2016   - presentSiheng Chen (Harvard University, Cambridge
Mar 2015  - present  Omar Adame (Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden): 
Dec 2013  - May 2018Wolfram Pönisch (Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden)
Sept 2013 - Sept 2018  Samuel Krüger (Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden)


Mar 2014 - Dec 2015  Felix Maria Kempf (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):  Defects in a Flocking Model at High Density
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012Simon Weber (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich): Phase Separation of Two Species with different Activity
Sept 2011 - Sept 2012Timo Hanke  (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):  Collective Dynamics of Soft Active Colloids through Binary Scattering
Sept 2010 - Oct 2011 Christopher Bock (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):  Active matter at high densities


May 2011 - July 2012Benedikt Hoock (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):  Onset of horizontal motion of vibrated polar disks
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010 Timo Hanke  (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):  Ordering by repulsive interaction
Apr 2010 - Jun 2010 Michael Hartmann  (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):  Hydrodynamic scattering of driven particles on a wall
Mar 2009 - May 2009Alej Zielinski  (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):  Chemical cell trapping in controlled alternating gradient fields