Projects and Research Interests
- Pattern formation in active systems
- Intracellular positioning mechanisms:
Spatio-temporal positioning of cargoes (e.g. plasmids, partition complexes, protein clusters, ... ) is crucial for many important processes in bacterial cells including cell division, plasmid and chromosome segregation. I am interested in the following questions:
- How are cargoes positioned inside the cell?
- How are the forces generated to move the cargo?
- What is the role of the cell geometry?
- 2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral student in the group of Erwin Frey, LMU Munich
- 2013 - 2018 PhD student in the group of Erwin Frey, LMU Munich
- 2012 - 2013: Master Studies of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP), LMU Munich
- 2011 - 2012: Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
- 2007 - 2011: Bachelor Studies of Physics and Mathematics, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
- 2007: Abitur, Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg, Geisenheim
PomX, a ParA/MinD ATPase activating protein, is a triple regulator of cell division in Myxococcus xanthusDominik Schumacher Andrea Harms Silke Bergeler Erwin Frey Lotte Søgaard-Andersen [bioRxiv:10.1101/2020.12.14.422651]
Theory of Active Intracellular Transport by DNA-relayingChristian Hanauer Silke Bergeler Erwin Frey Chase P. Broedersz [arXiv:2101.02640]
Can a flux-based mechanism explain positioning of protein clusters in three-dimensional cell geometry?Matthias Kober Silke Bergeler Erwin Frey [arXiv:1812.05780] [bioRxiv:10.1101/496364]
- Silke Bergeler Erwin Frey [arXiv:1801.06133]