Ass.-Prof. DI Dr. Steffen Waldherr

Group Leader Computational methods for systems biology

Room: 3.044
Djerassiplatz 1 (UBB)
1030 Wien
T: +43-1-4277-76580

Research group


u:cris (Publications since 2021)


Curriculum Vitae

Research expertise

    Dynamic modelling of biological processes
    Constraint based models of metabolic networks
    (Bio-)process control

Previous academic career

    2016-2022: Associate Professor for Computational Methodologies in (Bio-)chemical processes at the Department of Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium
    2016: Visiting Researcher at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA (Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship)
    2013–2016: Assistant Professor in Theory of Complex Networks at the Institute for Automation Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
    2012–2013: Research Associate at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, FU Berlin, Germany
    2009–2012: Research Associate at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    2008: Visiting Researcher at the Department of Automatic Control, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
    2005–2009: PhD student at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Degree 'Doktor-Ingenieur'
    2004–2005: Studies of Applied Mathematics at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Rouen, France
    2000–2005: Studies of Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart, Degree 'Diplom-Ingenieur'

Fellowships and awards

    2016: " Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship for experienced researchers" from the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation for a research stay at Harvard University with Prof. Francis J. Doyle III.
    2013: "Best paper award 2011–2012" from the Asian Journal of Control for the article "Bifurcation search via feedback loop breaking in biochemical signaling pathways with time delay" (authors S. Waldherr, D. Dylus, und F. Allgöwer).
    2010: "Preis der Freunde der Universität Stuttgart" for the PhD thesis (awarded to the three best dissertations at the University of Stuttgart in the year 2009).
    2008: Finalist for the "IFAC Congress Poster Paper Prize" for the article "Global Sensitivity Analysis of Biochemical Reaction networks Via Semidefinite Programming" (authors S. Waldherr, R. Findeisen, und F. Allgöwer). Round of 5 finalists from 380 candidates.