Tobias Bollenbach

Tobias Bollenbach

born 1978
Member from 2011 to 2016
subject: Biological Physics / System Biology

Contact
Universität zu Köln
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln

Tel.: (0221) 470-16 21
t.bollenbach@uni-koeln.de

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Research Areas

  • General principles in biology

  • Theoretical description of biological processes

  • Transport of signal molecules in developmental biology

  • Microbial gene expression responses to antibiotics

  • Causes of interaction of medication

  • Cellular responses to combinations of signal molecules

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2016

    Professor at the University of Cologne

  • 2010-2016

    Assistant Professor at IST Austria

  • 2007

    Feodor Lynen Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  • 2006-2010

    Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

  • 2005

    Guest Scientists at the University of Tokyo, Japan (REES Scholarship from JISTEC)

  • 2003

    Ph.D. Fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 2002-2005

    Dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and at the TU Dresden

  • 2001-2002

    Master of Science at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab, Michigan State University, USA

  • 2000-2002

    Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 1998-2001

    Undergraduate Student of Physics at Gottingen University

Featured Publication

Resolution of gene regulatory conflicts caused by combinations of antibiotics. Mol Cell 42, 413-25.

Resolution of gene regulatory conflicts caused by combinations of antibiotics. Mol Cell 42, 413-25.

Cells are often faced with the simultaneous presence of multiple signals that individually elicit opposite gene expression responses. How do cells resolve such gene regulatory conflicts? In this study, we used fluorescent reporters, time-lapse microscopy, and a state-of-the-art robotic system to reveal how the bacterium Escherichia coli responds to combinations of antimicrobial drugs. Bollenbach, T. and Kishony, R. (2011)

Publications

  • Non-optimal microbial response to antibiotics underlies suppressive drug interactions.

    Bollenbach, T., Quan, S., Chait, R., and Kishony, R. (2009). Non-optimal microbial response to antibiotics underlies suppressive drug interactions. Cell 139, 707-718.

  • Precision of the Dpp gradient.

    Bollenbach, T.., Pantazis, P., Kicheva, A., Bökel, C., González-Gaitán, M. and Jülicher, F. (2008). Precision of the Dpp gradient. Development 135, 1137-1146.

  • Kinetics of morphogen gradient formation.

    Kicheva, A.., Pantazis, P., Bollenbach, T., Kalaidzidis, Y., Bittig, T., Jülicher, F., and González-Gaitán, M. (2007). Kinetics of morphogen gradient formation. Science 315, 521-525.

  • Robust formation of morphogen gradients

    Bollenbach, T., Kruse, K., Pantazis, P., González-Gaitán, M., and Jülicher, F. (2005). Robust formation of morphogen gradients. Phys Rev Lett 94, 018103.

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