Projects


Schedule for project presentations:
Saturday 28th, 4pm until ..
Sunday 29th, 8pm until ..

Note: If somebody is not on the list, please contact me immediately!!


Note: The numbers in front of the references refer to the publications list which can be found
on the website of the Theoretical Biophysics Group or just click on the respective link.



Project 1: Effect of Protein Matrix on Electron Transfer
(Analytical Theory)

166. Coupling of protein motion to electron transfer in a photosynthetic reaction center:
Investigating the low temperature behaviour in the framework of the spin-boson model.
Dong Xu and Klaus Schulten. Chemical Physics, 182:91-117, 1994. Abstract



Project 2: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Microscopy
(Analytical Theory, Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics)

147. Edge enhancement by diffusion in microscopic magnetic resonance imaging.
Benno PŁtz, Daniel Barsky, and Klaus Schulten. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 97:27-53, 1992. Abstract

172. Diffusional edge enhancement observed by NMR in thin glass capillaries.
Daniel Barsky,Benno PŁtz, Klaus Schulten, J. Schoeniger, E. W. Hsu, and S. Blackband
Chemical Physics Letters, 200:88-96, 1992. Abstract



Project 3: Effect of Noise on Neural Pulses
(Analytical Theory, Some Computing, Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics)

53. Noise induced limit cycles of the Bonhoeffer-van der Pol model of neural pulses.
Herbert Treutlein and Klaus Schulten. Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem., 89:710-718, 1985. Abstract

137. Effect of noise and perturbations on limit cycle systems.
Christian Kurrer and Klaus Schulten. Physica D, 50:311-320, 1991. Abstract



Project 4: Figure - Ground Separation in Biological Vision
(Computing, Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics; interesting, but much work)

144. A model for synchronous activity in the visual cortex.
Christian Kurrer, Benno Nieswand,and Klaus Schulten. In A. Babloyantz, editor, Self-Organization,
Emergent Properties, and Learning, volume 260 of NATO ASI Series B, pages 81-95. Plenum Press, New York, 1991. Abstract

194. Noise-induced neuronal oscillations.
Christian Kurrer and Klaus Schulten. Physical Review E, 51:6213-6218, 1995. Abstract



Project 5: Neural Map in Visual Cortex
(Analytical Theory, Statistical Mechanics)

167. Statistical-mechanical analysis of self-organization and pattern formation during the development of visual maps.
Klaus Obermayer, Gary G.Blasdel, and Klaus Schulten. Physical Review A, 45:7568-7589, May 1992. Abstract

95. Convergence properties of Kohonen's topology conserving maps: Fluctuations, stability and dimension selection.
Helge Ritter and Klaus Schulten. Biological Cybernetics, 60:59-71, 1988. Abstract



Project 6: Topology Representing Neural Maps
(Computational Experiment)

178. Topology representing networks. Thomas Martinetz and Klaus Schulten.
Neural Networks, 7:507-522, 1994. Abstract



Project 7: Morphogenetic Field of Slime Mold Amoebae
(Computational Experiments, Original Project)

81. Ordnung aus Chaos, Vernunft aus Zufall - Physik biologischer und digitaler Informationsverarbeitung
Klaus Schulten. In B.-O. KŁppers, editor, Ordnung aus dem Chaos, pages 243-268. Piper Verlag, Munich, 1987. Abstract

L.A. Segal "Mathematical Models in Molecular Biology", Cambridge U. Press (1980)



Project 8: Formation of Head - Tail Polarity in Hydra (Analytical Theory)

A. Gierer, "generation of Biological Patterns and Form: Some Physical, Mathematical, and Logical Aspects"
Progr. Biophys. molec. Biology, 37: 1-47 (1981)



Project 9: Theory of Molecular Evolution Through Hypercycles
(Analytical Theory)

M. Eigen and P. Schuster, The Hypercycle - A Principle of Natural Self-Organization,
Naturwissenschaften 64: 541-565 (1977)