Biocomputing Group

My research is driven by the desire to better understand the dynamics of complex systems.

My research area is "Numerical Mathematics / Scientific Computing" with a strong focus on application problems from the life sciences and in cooperation with partners from the respective application fields and/or economy. For information on the present focus of my research activities and present and past projects please visit the webpages of my research group,
the BioComputing Group (click here).

I am full professor of mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin, member of the executive board and co-chair of the DFG Research Center MATHEON, and member of the executive board of the Berlin Mathematical School in the framework of the German excellence initiative.

Curriculum vitae

General Data

Name: Schütte, Christof (Prof. Dr.)

Date of Birth: 10.04.1966

Gender: Male

Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and
Institute for Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)

ZIB: Takustraße 7, 14195 Berlin

FUB: Arnimallee 6, 14195 Berlin 


ZIB:  +49 (30) 841 85-101

FUB: +49 (30) 838 75 353 



Higher education and degrees:

1999: Habilitation in Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin

1994: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin

1991-1994: Post-Graduate studies in Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin

1991: Diplom in Physics, University of Paderborn

1986-1991: Undergraduate studies in Phyics, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Paderborn

Academic appointments / positions held

since 2015: President of Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB),

Head of Division "Mathematics for Life and Materials Sciences" at ZIB

2013-2015: Vice-President of Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB),

Head of Division "Mathematics for Life and Materials Sciences" at ZIB

2013: Gold Medal of TU Berlin

since 2012: Member of Executive Board of Einstein Center ECMATH

since 2012: Full Professor for "Scientific Computing", FUB (succession P. Deuflhard)

since 2012: Co-Coordinator Forschungscampus Modal

2009-2013: Coordinator of Initial Training Network "Nanopoly"

since 2008: Co-Chair, DFG Research Center MATHEON

2009-2013: Research Dean, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, FUB

2006-2010: Co-Chair, Berlin Mathematical School (BMS)

2000-2008: Dean of Bioinformatics, FUB

2000-2012: Full Professor for "Numerical Anaylsis & Modelling", FUB

since 2000: Head of Biocomputing Group at Institute of Mathematics, FUB

1998-1999: Head of the Department "Numerical Analysis & Modelling", ZIB

1994-1998: Research Assistant, Institute of Mathematics, FUB

1992-1994: Research Scientist, ZIB

Recently submitted

1. Menz, S. and Latorre, J.C. and Schütte, Ch. and Huisinga, W. (2011) Hybrid Stochastic–Deterministic Solution of the Chemical Master Equation. SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (MMS). (Submitted)

2. Sarich, M. and Schütte, Ch. (2011) Approximating Selected Non-dominant Timescales by Markov State Models. CMS (just accepted on Oct 26, 2011)

3. Djurdjevac, N. and Sarich, M. and Schütte, Ch. (2011) Estimating the Eigenvalue Error of Markov State Models. Multiscale Modeling & Simulation (MMS) (Accepted)

4. von Kleist, M. and Metzner, P. and Marquit, R. and Schütte, Ch. (2011) Polymerase inhibition by nucleoside analogs: Cellularand kinetic parameters of efficacy, susceptibility and resistance selection. Plos Comp Biol. (Accepted on Dec 5. 2011)

5. Latorre, J.C, Meerbach, E. and Schütte, Ch. (2011) Sequential Change Point Detection in Molecular Dynamics Trajectories. Multiscale Modeling & Simulation (Submitted).


6. Schuette, Ch and Winkelmann, St. and Hartmann, C. (2011) Optimal Control of Molecular Dynamics using Markov State Models. Mathematical Programming, Series B (In Press)


7. M. Sarich, M., Djurdjevac, N., Bruckner, Sh., Conrad, T., Schuette, Ch. (2012) Use multilevel random walks to find modules and hubs in complex networks. Submitted to Journal of Computational Dynamics


8. Senne, M., Schuette, Ch., Noé, F. (2012) EMMA - A software package for Markov model building and analysis, Submitted to Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

9. Wang, H., Schuette, Ch.; Zhang, P. (2012) The Error Estimate of Force Calculation in the Inhomogeneous Molecular Systems, Submitted to Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

10. Weiss, M., Paulus, F., Steinhilber, D., Nikitin, A., Haag, R., Schuette, C. (2012) Estimating Kinetic Parameters for the Spontaneous Polymerization of Glycidol at High Temperatures. Submitted to MACROMOLECULAR THEORY and SIMULATIONS

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