Prof. Dr. Anna Marciniak-Czochra


Heidelberg University
Institute of Applied Mathematics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg



Prof. Dr. Anna Marciniak-Czochra (born March 11, 1974) is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Heidelberg University. She studied Mathematics at the University of Warsaw and obtained PhD from the Heidelberg University. She won ERC starting grant in the first call of 2007 (panel Mathematics), in 2008 was granted Emmy Noether research group, and in 2011 a Dr. Habil. from Univ. of Wroclaw. She is a head of the research group “Applied Analysis and Modelling in Biosciences“ at the Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), Interdisciplinary Center of Scientific Computing (IWR) and the BIOQUANT Center, Heidelberg University. She is the director of IAM, a member of the Board of European Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology (ESMTB) and of the Heidelberg Graduate School, and the coordinator of the Research Training Group “Mathematical Modelling for the Quantitative Biosciences” (MMQB). In 2012-2017 she was the speaker of the junior members (Kollegiaten) of Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. She authored 63 peer reviewed journal articles and supervised 10 doctoral students. The interdisciplinary expertise of Anna Marciniak-Czochra lies in the areas of applied mathematics and mathematical and computational biosciences. Specifically, her field of focus is the dynamics of self-organisation and structure formation in developmental and regeneration processes, and in cancer. The aim of her research is to develop and analyse multiscale mathematical models of the dynamics of structure formation in multicellular systems and to develop new mathematical methods for modelling of such complex processes. This aim is achieved through a close collaboration with experimentalists and medical doctors, and comprehensive analytical investigations of the mathematical problems arising in the modelling of biological processes.