Personal Information

    Name                 Armita Nourmohammad
    Date of Birth      21.09.1985
    Place of Birth     Tehran, Iran        

    2008 - present       PhD candidate in theoretical physics (expected graduation: December 2011)
                                  Thesis: Evolution of the regulatory code in eukaryotes   
                                  Advisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Lässig      

   1/2011 - 3/2011      KITP program “Microbial and Viral Evolution”
                                  Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB  

    2006 - 2008           Master’s degree in physics at University of Cologne, Grade 1.1 (very good) 
                                  Thesis: From microsatellite slippage to cis-regulatory module evolution 
                                  Advisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Lässig      

   8/2007 - 9/2007      Marie Curie program “Non-equilibrium in Physics and Biology”
                                  St. Etienne de Tinée, France

    2003 - 2006           Bachelor degree in physics at Sharif University of Technology, Grade 16.44/20 
                                  Tehran, Iran 

    1999 - 2003           Farzanegan High School, Diploma grade 19.50/20
                                  Tehran, Iran

Talks and Seminars

   10/2011          RECOMB Conference on Regulatory Genomics & Systems Biology, Barcelona

    7/2011           Moscow Conference on Computational Molecular Biology, Moscow University

    4/2011           Seminar at Edo Kussell’s group, NYU center for Genomics and Systems Biology

    4/2011           Seminar at Dmitri Petrov’s group, Stanford University

    4/2011           Natural History Seminars, University of Chicago    

    2/2011           KITP program, Microbial and Viral Evolution, Online Talk       

   11/2010          SFB 680 Seminar, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

   10/2010          IPM Physics Seminar, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Iran

    9/2010           Seminar at Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University       

    8/2009           15th Annual European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) 
                          Schoorl, Netherlands

Poster presentations

    9/2011           SFB 680 meeting, Pelham, Germany

    7/2010           Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE), Lyon

    7/2010           SFB 680 meeting, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

   11/2009          Darwin09-150 Years after Darwin: from Molecular Evolution to Language, 
                          Palma de Mallorca, Spain  

    6/2009           Physics of Biological Functions, Bad Honnef, Germany  

    7/2008           Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE), Barcelona

Schools and Workshops

    9/2010           Physics of Evolution, UC San Diego

    9/2009           Statistical Physics, Combinatorics and Probability: from Discrete to Continuous Models,
                          Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris

    6/2007           Physical and Chemical Foundations of Bioinformatics Methods, MPI für Physik 
                          Komplexer Systeme, Dresden

    9/2006           Otto Warburg International Summer School and Workshop on Evolutionary Biology,
                          MPI für molekulare Genetik, Berlin        

    5/2005           School and Workshop on Structure and Function of Complex Networks, ICTP, Trieste    


    A. Nourmohammad, M. Lässig, Formation of regulatory modules by local sequence duplication
    PLoS Comp. Biol., arXiv, PDF  

    RH. Abdolvahhab, F. Roshani, A. Nourmohammad, M. Sahimi and MR. Tabar,  Analytical and
    numerical studies of sequence dependence of passage times for translocation of heterobiopolymers
    through nanopores, J. Chem. Phys (2008), PDF

    A. Nourmohammad, M. Lässig, From microsatellite slippage to cis-regulatory module evolution,
    Master thesis, University of Cologne, PDF