Systems Theory in Ecology and Biology - Wolfram Weckwerth group

Room: 3.061
Djerassiplatz 1
1030 Vienna, Austria
+43-1-4277-577 00

Research Focus

  • Application of system-theoretical concepts in genome-scale molecular analysis, data integration and functional interpretation
  • Application of system-theoretical concepts in Ecosystem Research
  • Development of genome-wide metabolomics and proteomics/phosphoproteomics technologies as elementary systems biology techniques, high throughput profiling (HTP) in systems biology, data integration; combining experimental approaches with multivariate statistics, pattern recognition and modeling of metabolism: “synergetics” in plants, animals and microbes.
  • Development of theoretical models based on multivariate statistics for the biological interpretation of HTP data, calculation of biochemical regulation – the “differential Jacobian” – from HTP data.
  • Plant genotype-phenotype interaction; plant phenotypic plasticity including stress, growth, developmental and nutritional physiology.
  • Personalzed medicine: metabolomic and proteomic analysis of biofluids, data integration and human physiology.
  • Metabolomics and proteomics – assisted genome annotation and reconstruction of genome-wide metabolic and regulatory networks in plant, microbial and other model systems like Arabidopsis thaliana (dicot), Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (green alga), Medicago truncatula (legume) and others, applications of metabolomics and proteomics to non-sequenced species like tomato, potato, plant communities, microbes, microbiomes etc.
  • Databases, data management and data mining.

Group Members

Jakob Weiszmann
PhD Weckwerth and Naegele group
Project: Inverse Approximation of Biochemical Regulation

M.S. Lei Wang
PhD Weckwerth group

Sonja Tischler
Technical assistent

Xiaoliang Sun
Postdoc Weckwerth group
Room 1.316

Valentin Roustan, MSc

PhD Weckwerth group

Palak Chaturvedi
Postdoc Weckwerth group

Ella Nukarinen

PhD Weckwerth group

Mag. Matthias Nagler
PhD Weckwerth group

Benedikt Kuhnhäuser
Master student Weckwerth group

Jana Klimashevskaia
Master student Weckwerth group

Alex Kirchmair
Master student Weckwerth group

Arindam Ghatak, M. Tech
Guest scientist Weckwerth group

Lena Fragner
Technical assistent
T: +43-1-4277-76555