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Dr. Viviane Timmermann

Head of Computational Modelling



+49 (0)761 270 63955


Research Interests:

  • Multiscale functional and structural modeling of mechanics-mediated effects on calcium homeostasis such as inter- and intracellular calcium wave propagation
  • Mechano-electric coupling mechanisms
  • Mathematical modeling of electro-mechano-energetics

Brief CV

Viviane Timmermann studied mathematics at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (2008-2014) focusing on mathematical modelling of multi-body systems (algebraic differential equations). During her PhD in the Department of Computational Physiology at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, she worked on mathematical modelling and multiscale analysis of mechano-electric coupling mechanisms in cardiac myocytes with emphasis on how mechanical stimuli may contribute to generating myofilament-triggered calcium waves.  Subsequently, she pursued a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the Cardiac Mechanics Research Group at UCSD. In the McCulloch Lab, she worked on understanding normal and pathological heart function in detailed subcellular electromechanical models of cardiac myocytes combining ‘dry’ computational and ‘wet’ experimental models. In 2021 Viviane joined the IEKM in Freiburg as head of the Computational Modelling group.

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