Computational Systems Biology

Natural SciencesMathematicsComputer and information sciencesBiological sciences

CSB is a joint initiative of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch.

As a research training group funded by the German Research Foundation, CSB accepts international doctoral candidates who want to study biological networks to better understand patterns in the relations between the structure, dynamics and functions of cellular systems. The goal is to develop new theoretical concepts and apply them to current and future problems in cell biology.


The research of CSB is focused on structural investigation of protein–protein interactions, detailed kinetic models of cellular processes, reverse engineering for prediction of genetic networks from new types of data, and spatio-temporal organization of networks. 

Aside from the work on inspiring research projects, important components of the CSB concept are intense individual supervision, mentoring, and advanced education through lectures, hands-on training and soft-skills courses. In addition, students are encouraged to get involved in the scientific community early in their career by presenting research data at international scientific conferences or by doing active research in collaborating laboratories.

Prof. Dr. Edda Klipp Dr. Cordelia Arndt-Sullivan organisation

biological networks, cellular systems, protein-protein interactions, systems biology

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Edda Klipp
Coordinator: Dr. Cordelia Arndt-Sullivan
HU Berlin
Faculty of Life Sciences
Institute for Biology, Theoretical Biophysics
Invalidenstr. 42
10115 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 20938383
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: 15
Scholarships: 15