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Karsten Kruse

Department of Biochemistry (50%) and department of Theoretical Physics applied to Biology (50%), University of Geneva


Karsten Kruse joined the University of Geneva as Full Professor in August 2016. Before joining the UNIGE, he worked for the department of Theoretical Physics, Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany), where he made outstanding contributions to the field of physics of non-equilibrium processes in biological systems. His lab studies the formation of spatial and temporal structures in individual biological cells and cell assemblies. He focuses on the theoretical descriptions of cytoskeletal dynamics and uses concepts from non-linear dynamics and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.


Department of Biochemistry
University of Geneva
30, quai Ernest Ansermet
1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland



K. Kruse, K. Sugihara, “2018 International Symposium on Chemical Biology of the NCCR Chemical Biology”, Chimia 72, 160, 2018.