Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Herzel

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Herzel

Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin & Humboldt-Universität
Institut für theoretische Biologie (ITB)
Philippstr. 13, Haus 4
10115 Berlin
Phone: 030 2093-9101

Position and Status

Professor of Theoretical Biology (C4)

Scholarships and awards

1993 - 1996 - Heisenberg fellowship
1986 - Humboldt Prize for Ph.D. Thesis

University training and degree

1979 - 1984 - Study of Physics (Diploma) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Advanced Academic qualifications

2000 - Habilitation (venia legendi) in Theoretical Physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1986 - PhD with Werner Ebeling in Theoretical Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Postgraduate professional career

2003 - present - Professor of Theoretical Biology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
1996 - 2003 - Professor of Molecular and Cellular Evolution, Humboldt-Universität
1993 - 1996 - Heisenberg fellow, University of Iowa and Technical University Berlin
1990 - 1993 - Group leader Nonlinear Dynamics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1986 - 1990 - Research assistant in Theoretical Biophysics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and State University Moscow

Coordinating functions and editorial work

2010 - Editorial board member of Journal of Biological Rhythms, Biology Direct, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Frontiers Chronobiology
2009 - 2011 - Speaker of the BMBF-network “Colonet” (with Christine Sers)
2007 - 2009 - Coordinator of IRTG “Genomics and Systems Biology”
2002 - 2013 - Board member of SFB “Theoretical Biology”
1996 - Co-founder “Institute for Theoretical Biology (ITB)”

Most important publications

  1. Ananthasubramaniam B, Diernfellner A, Brunner M, Herzel H (2018) Ultradian Rhythms in the Transcriptome of Neurospora crassa. iScience 9:475-486

  2. Pett JP, Korenčič A, Wesener F, Kramer A, Herzel H (2016) Feedback Loops of the Mammalian Circadian Clock Constitute Repressilator. PLoS Computational Biology 12:e1005266

  3. Petzoldt AG, Lee YH, Khorramshahi O, Reynolds E, Plested AJ, Herzel H*, Sigrist SJ* (2014) Gating characteristics control glutamate receptor distribution and trafficking in vivo. Current Biology 24:2059- 2065

  4. Lehmann R, Machne R, Herzel H (2014) The structural code of cyanobacterial genomes. Nucleic Acids Research 42:8873-8883

  5. Ananthasubramaniam B, Herzog ED, Herzel H (2014) Timing of neuropeptide coupling determines synchrony and entrainment in the mammalian circadian clock. PLoS Computational Biology 10:e1003565

  6. Westermark PO, Herzel H (2013) Mechanisms for 12h rhythm generation by the circadian clock. Cell Reports 3: 1228-1238

  7. Abraham U, Granada AE, Westermark PO, Heine M, Kramer A, Herzel H (2010) Coupling governs entrainment range of circadian clocks. Molecular Systems Biology 6:438

  8. Legewie S, Bluethgen N, Herzel H (2006) Mathematical modeling identifies inhibitors of apoptosis as mediators of positive feedbacks and bistability. PLoS Computational Biology 2:e120

  9. Bluethgen N, Herzel H (2003) How robust are switches in intracellular signaling cascades? Journal of Theoretical Biology 225:293-300

  10. Fitch WT, Neubauer J, Herzel H (2002) Calls out of chaos: the adaptive significance of nonlinear phenomena in animal vocal production. Animal Behaviour 63:407-418