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Benedikt Sabass

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Sabass

Principal investigator


Phone: +49-89-2180-8867

Being a theoretical physicist by training, I am inspired by the beauty and effectiveness of biological mechanisms. My work evolves around topics from cell biology and fundamental questions in theoretical biophysics. I enjoy pure theory as much as hands-on work in the laboratory.

Curriculum Vitae

08/2020 -
   Professor at LMU Munich, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
   Associated with the Chair of Bacteriology and Mycology (Reinhard Straubinger)
11/2016 - 07/2020
   Group leader at Forschungszentrum Jülich,
   Institute of Biological Information Processing-5 (Gerhard Gompper)
02/2014 - 11/2016
   DAAD Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University with Howard A. Stone
07/2013 - 12/2013
   Postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University with Ulrich Schwarz
05/2012 - 06/2013
   R&D in industry. TWT-GmbH; working for PORSCHE AG
   and in the research project "intelligent Zero Emission Urban System"
02/2009 - 04/2012
   PhD in Theoretical Physics, Stuttgart University
   Advisor: Udo Seifert
09/2004 - 08/2008
   Diploma in Physics, Heidelberg University


  • LMU-Munich 2020: Lecturer for the course "Stochastic Networks"
  • Cologne University 2018 - 2019: Lecturer for courses on „Statistical Physics of Soft and Biological Matter“ and „Computational Soft Matter Physics“
  • Cologne University 2017 - 2018: Co-facilitator of the seminars "Biophysical applications of stochastic thermodynamics" and "Biophysics of bacterial   systems"
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich 2016 - 2020: Supervision of four PhD students and two visiting Master students
  • Princeton University 2014: Supervision of a student thesis on time-reversal symmetry in electric networks
  • Stuttgart University 2009 – 2012: Teaching assistant for theory courses on numerical physics, mechanics, electrodynamics, statistical physics, advanced quantum mechanics
  • Stuttgart University 2011: Supervision of a diploma thesis on theory of electrophoresis
  • Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA 2007: Teaching assistant at the MBL course in cell physiology