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Prof. Dr. Christina Kuttler



Academic Career and Research Areas

The research interests of Prof. Kuttler (b. 1973) are in the field of biomathematics, especially deterministic mathematical models. One particular focus is on modeling bacterial communications. Here, she examines intracellular regulation mechanisms and diffusion processes. She aims to gain a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms and provide a quantitative description.

Prof. Kuttler studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the University of Tübingen. She obtained her doctorate in 2000 and did postdoctoral research at that university’s Chair of Biomathematics. After that, she worked at the Institute of Biomathematics and Biometry at the Helmholtz-Zentrum in Munich, as part of the interdisciplinary research project on molecular interactions in the rhizosphere. In 2008, Prof. Kuttler became a professor at TUM.


  • Erwin-Schrödinger-Preis (2007)
  • Promotionspreis Universität Tübingen (2000)

Key Publications (all publications)

Müller J, Kuttler C: Methods and Models in Mathematical Biology – Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches. Heidelberg: Springer, 2015.


Müller J, Kuttler C, Hense BA, Rothballer M, Hartmann A: “Cell-cell communication by quorum sensing and dimension-reduction.” J. Math. Biol. 2006; 53: 672-702.


Hense BA, Kuttler C, Müller J, Rothballer M, Hartmann A, Kreft JU: "Does efficiency sensing unify diffusion and quorum sensing?" Nature Reviews Microbiology. 2007; 5: 230-239.


Kuttler C: “Free boundary problem for a one-dimensional transport equation.” Zeit. Anal. Anwend. 2001; 20: 859-881.


Kuttler C, Nussbaum AK, Dick TP, Rammensee HG, Schild H, Hadeler KP: “An algorithm for the prediction of proteasomal cleavages.” J. Mol. Biol. 2000; 298: 417-429.