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Emanuel Reithmann

Emanuel Reithmann, M.Sc.

PhD Student


Theresienstr. 37
D-80333 Munich

Room: A308
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-4109

Projects and Research Interests

Currently, I’m working as a PhD student in the field of theoretical biophysics in the group of Prof. Erwin Frey. My research focuses mainly on non-equilibrium processes in cell-biology.

On a biological level, this includes:

  • Microtubule regulation by associated proteins
  • Intracellular transport on microtubules
  • Biomolecular mechanisms employed by molecular motors
  • Aggregation processes related to Z-ring formation in bacterial cells
  • Polymerization and depolymerization processes of biofilaments

On a physical level, my research projects deal with:

  • Exclusion processes and driven diffusive systems
  • Analytic methods for non-equilibrium systems
  • Non-equilibrium phase transitions
  • Collective systems of self-propelled particles

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 10/2013: PhD student in the group of Prof. Erwin Frey, LMU Munich
  • 06/2012-07/2013: Master thesis in the group of Prof. Erwin Frey, LMU Munich, Title: “Correlations at the edge of lattice gases—How tip-tracking proteins influence microtubule dynamics“
  • 10/2010-07/2013: Master studies at the LMU Munich, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP), Elitenetzwerk Bayern
  • 10/2007-08/2010: Bachelor studies in physics at the LMU Munich, Bachelor thesis: “Renormalization of Quantum Electrodynamics”
  • 06/2007: High school degree (“Abitur”), Gymnasium Freyung

Research stays

Contributed Talks


Emanuel Reithmann, Louis Reese, Erwin Frey,
Nonequilibrium diffusion and capture mechanism ensures tip-localization of regulating proteins on dynamic filaments,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 (7), 078102 (2016).

Jonas Denk, Lorenz Huber, Emanuel Reithmann, Erwin Frey,
Active Curved Polymers form Vortex Patterns on Membranes,
Phys. Rev. Lett 116 (17), 178301 (2016).

Emanuel Reithmann, Louis Reese, Erwin Frey,
Quantifying protein diffusion and capture on filaments,
Biophys. J. 108 (4), 787-790 (2015).