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Svenja Kemmer

Institute of Physics
University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Strasse 3
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau
room: High-rise 207
phone: +49 761 203 7710
mail: svenja.kemmer -at-


Research Interests:
Mathematical modeling in the context of Systems Biology
-Model-based predictions of drug responses in breast cancer
-HGF-EGF-induced proliferative signaling pathways in chronically and acute-on-chronically damaged livers
Advanced analytics of quantitative data
-Development of a processing pipeline for mass spectrometry data
Mathematical modeling to guide the construction of smart biohybrid materials
-Development of sensor materials


S. Kemmer*, S. Bang*, M. Rosenblatt, J. Timmer, D. Kaschek:
BlotIt - Optimal alignment of western blot and qPCR experiments.
PLoS ONE, 2022, 17(8), e0264295.

S. Kemmer, M. Berdiel-Acer, E. Reinz, J. Sonntag, N. Tarade, S. Bernhardt, M. Fehling-Kaschek, M. Hasmann, U. Korf, S. Wiemann, J. Timmer:
Disentangling ERBB Signaling in Breast Cancer Subtypes -- A Model-Based Analysis.
Cancers, 2022, 14(10), 2379.

L. Schmiester*, Y. Schaelte*, F. T. Bergmann, T. Camba, E. Dukin, J. Egert, F. Froehlich, L. Fuhrmann, A. L. Hauber, S. Kemmer, P. Lakrisenko, C. Loos, S. Merkt, D. Pathirana, E. Raimundez, L. Refisch, M. Rosenblatt, P. L. Stapor, P. Staedter, D. Wang, F. G. Wieland, J. R. Banga, J. Timmer, A.F. Villaverde, S. Sahle, C. Kreutz, J. Hasenauer, D. Weindl:
PEtab - interoperable specification of parameter estimation problems in systems biology.
PLoS Computational Biology, 2021, 17(1), e1008646.

H. J. Wagner, S. Kemmer, R. Engesser, J. Timmer, W. Weber:
Biofunctionalized Materials Featuring Feedforward and Feedback Circuits Exemplified by the Detection of Botulinum Toxin A.
Advanced Science, 2018, 6(4), 1801320. Journal Cover Picture.

* contributed equally

Projects involved in:

08/2022 Talk International Conference on Systems Biology - ICSB 2022 Berlin
05/2022 Poster Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells - SBMC 2022 Heidelberg
03/2021 Programming
Integrative pathway modeling in systems biology and systems medicine - INCOME Virtual Conference and Hackathon 2021
02/2020 Programming
Integrative pathway modeling in systems biology and systems medicine - INCOME Hackathon 2020 Bonn
11/2019 Talk
Integrative pathway modeling in systems biology and systems medicine - INCOME 2019 Berlin
05/2019 Poster
Systems Biology of Human Disease - SBHD 2019 Berlin
From Cells to Hospitals - Linking Systems Biology and Precision Medicine - e:Med Summer School 2019
Signal transduction in organells, cells and organisms - GBM Young Scientists Meeting 2019 Guenzburg
Integrative Collaborative Modeling in Systems Medicine - INCOME 2018 Bernried
07/2018 Poster Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells - SBMC 2018 Bremen
Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology - SYSBIO 2018 Innsbruck
09/2017AttendenceODE Modelling in Systems Biology - Modelling Workshop 2017 Freiburg
08/2017AttendanceMathematical Modelling, Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic and Complex Systems - SummerSchool 2017 Rostock

Curriculum Vitae:
since 08/2017PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. Jens Timmer
08/2016 - 07/2017Master thesis in biophysics in the group of Prof. Dr. Jens Timmer
10/2014 - 05/2015Visiting international student at the department of cellular and physiological science

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
10/2014 - 06/2017Graduate student in biochemistry and biophysics at University of Freiburg
05/2014 - 08/2014Bachelor thesis in epigenetics in the group of Dr. Patrick Heun at Max Planck Institute

of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg
10/2011 - 10/2014Undergraduate student in molecular medicine at University of Freiburg
08/2010 - 07/2011 Developmental voluntary service in Benin, Africa
06/2010Abitur at Gymnasium Lilienthal, Lilienthal
04/1991Born in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen

dMod - Dynamic modeling and parameter estimation in R
D2D - Data 2 Dynamics