Johannes Berg
Statistical physics of biological systems
 genetic regulation and gene expression
 networks of biomolecular interactions
Disordered systems
 inverse problems in statistical physics
 extreme value statistics
 spin glasses, neural networks, game theory
Selected publications

Dynamic BMP signaling polarized by Toll patterns the dorsoventral axis in a hemimetabolous insect,
L. Sachs, Y.T. Chen, A. Drechsler, J. A. Lynch, K. A. Panfilio, M. Lässig, J. Berg, and S. Roth, eLife 4:e05502 (2015) 
What makes the lacpathway switch: identifying the fluctuations that
trigger phenotype switching in gene regulatory systems,
P. Bhogale, R. Sorg, J.W. Veening, J. Berg, Nucleic Acids Research 42 (18),11321–11328 (2014)  Meanfield theory for the inverse Ising problem at low temperatures, H.C. Nguyen and J. Berg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 050602 (2012)
 Outofequilibrium dynamics of gene expression and the Jarzynski equality, J. Berg,
Phys.Rev.Lett 100, 188101 (2008)
Summer Schools
2009  Physics of Biological Function, 435th WE Heraeus Seminar, Bad Honnef 
2008 
Theoretical Approaches for the Genome,
AnnecyleVieux (France), organized by Laboratory of Theoretical Physics and Laboratory of Mathematics, Université de Savoie 
2007  Physbio 2007: Systemic
approaches to biological physics , St Etienne de
Tinée, organized by A. Ott, F. Jülicher, R. Goldstein "Random Shapes" Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics , UCLA NATOISE Advanced Study Institute in Physics, Geilo, Norway 
2006  Les Houches Summer School Complex
Systems, organized by J.P. Bouchaud and M. Mézard 
2005  Biological Networks:
genetic regulation and protein interactions, workshop at the
ISI (Turin), organized with M. Leone, A. Pagnani, and M. Weigt 
2004  Paradoxa of special relativity, summer school of the Studienstiftung, with A. Engel 
Contact
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Physics
University of Cologne
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