Visiting Scientist from Great Britain to Research at Heidelberg University
1. February 2018
Frits Veerman receives research fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Mathematician Dr Frits Veerman of the University of Edinburgh (Great Britain) has been awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to pursue research at Ruperto Carola. His host at the Institute of Applied Mathematics is Prof. Dr Anna Marciniak-Czochra, head of the "Applied Analysis and Modelling in Biology and Medicine" working group. The Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdocs will fund Dr Veerman's two-year stay in Heidelberg.
While at Ruperto Carola, Dr Veerman will be investigating mathematical models of so-called mechano-chemical pattern formation, with a particular focus on how patterns form in the tissues and membranes of organisms, especially at the embryonic level. Frits Veerman studied mathematics, theoretical physics, physics and astronomy at Utrecht University (Netherlands). In 2013 he earned his doctorate at Leiden University. After a stint at the University of Oxford, Dr Veerman is now with the University of Edinburgh working in a research group for applied and computer-assisted mathematics. His stay in Heidelberg is slated to begin in October of this year.
The Humboldt Foundation awards postdoctoral research fellowships to outstanding foreign scientists in the early stage of their academic career. The fellowship allows researchers to conduct collaborative research in Germany in their chosen field for up to 24 months.