Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Thomas Nägele

Group Leader Molecular System Dynamics

Room: 1.303
Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
1090 Wien
T: +43-1-4277-76556

Curriculum Vitae

Present Position

University Assistant/Research Group Leader

Place and Date of Birth

Ostfildern, Germany; 11.07.1981



2001              University-entrance diploma (Weinstadt, Germany)

2002-2008     Diploma in Technical Biology, University of Stuttgart, Germany

2008-2012     PhD Thesis: University of Stuttgart, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Germany

                        Thesis Title:  Regulation of the primary carbohydrate metabolism during 

                        cold acclimation in Arabidopsis thaliana.

                        Supervision: Prof. Dr. Arnd G. Heyer



2005-2008    Student Fellowship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for young talents

2008-2011    PhD Fellowship of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg


Research Experience

2012-2014    Experienced researcher in a Marie-Curie Initial Training Network, University of Vienna, Austria

2012-2014    Short-term research stays in Spain, Portugal and Germany

2014-2016    Post-doctoral researcher in a national research project,University of Vienna, Austria


Lectures and Courses

2008-2011   Co-Supervision of courses in plant physiology, biochemistry and systems biology

since 2012   Lecture on enzyme kinetics and mathematical modelling in an ecophysiological context

2013             Supervision of a course on metabolomics techniques and computational analysis

since 2014   Co-Supervision of a course on basic methods in ecosystem and biochemistry research

since 2014   Lecture on evolutionary and ecological aspects in metabolism

since 2015   Lecture on molecular biology of plants


Academic Duties

since 2009    Member of the German Botanical Society

since 2012    Review Editor “Frontiers in Plant Systems Biology”

since 2014    Associate Editor “Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences: Metabolomics”

since 2015    Member of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology

since 2016    Member of the Metabolomics Society


Awards & Certificates

2001             Award for an outstanding University-entrance diploma

2006             BASF GmbH Studieninitiative for young talents 2007

2010-2014    Study of (Bio)mathematics at the Distance University of Hagen

                      Certified Courses and Exercises:

                          Analysis/Linear Algebra/Logic

                          Growth Models in Biology, Biochemistry and Medicine

                          Population dynamics

                          Properties and Application of dynamical models in Biochemistry and Medicine

                         Time-scales/feed-back regulation/bifurcation analysis of biomathematical models

Attended Training Courses

Microscopy – imaging to understand signalling (EU Initial Training Network, Tübingen, 2012)

Making the most of your poster presentation (EU Initial Training Network, Lisbon, 2012)

Imperative Programming (Distance University of Hagen, 2012)

Control Theory I/II (Distance University of Hagen, 2012/2013)

Differential Equations (Distance University of Hagen, 2012/2013)

Numerical Methods for Differential Equations (Distance University of Hagen, 2013/2014)

Digital Signal Processing I/II (Distance University of Hagen, 2013/2014)


Additional Scientific Skills

 Advanced scientific computing with the numerical software environment MATLAB® and the statistics software package R.

Basics in C++ and XML-based applications.