Since September 2020, Dr. Franz Baumdicker is head of the Independent Research Group 'Mathematical and Computational Population Genetics', which is affiliated with two of Tübingen's Clusters of Excellence, 'Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections' and our Cluster "Machine Learning".
Before coming to Tübingen, Franz Baumdicker researched the population dynamics and phylogeny of CRISPR systems in prokaryotic populations within the DFG-funded priority program "Much more than defense: the multiple functions and facets of CRISPR-Cas". Prior to that, he was at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, where he worked with Corina Tarnita on mathematical models for cooperation in bacterial populations. At the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Franz worked as a visiting scientist with Richard Neher to develop analysis and visualization tools for genome data. Franz wrote his dissertation in the Department of Mathematical Stochastics at the University of Freiburg with Peter Pfaffelhuber in which he examined stochastic processes and graphs that describe the gain, loss and transfer of bacterial genes.
Dr. Franz Baumdicker
Mathematical and Computational Population Genetics
Cluster of Excellence 'Machine Learning'
and Cluster of Excellence 'Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections '