Dr Ekkehard Ullner

Dr Ekkehard Ullner
Dr Ekkehard Ullner

Dr Ekkehard Ullner


Accepting PhDs


Department of Physics and Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology (ICSMB) Old Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3UE Meston Building Room 344 Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill


03.09 - now SULSA Lecturer for Systems Biology at the University of Aberdeen

09.08 - 12.08 Visiting researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. Herzel at the Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)

10.06 - 08.08 Researcher, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

02.05 - 09.06 Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Dresden (Germany)

09.04 - 12.04 Researcher, University of Potsdam (Germany)

10.02 - 11.02 visiting researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. Jordi García-Ojalvo at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

09.01 - 08.04 Physics - Nonlinear dynamics University of Potsdam (Germany)
Dr. rer. nat., summa cum lauda (with distinction)
topic: “Noise-induced phenomena of signal transmission in excitable neural models”
stipend of the International Max Planck Research School
on Biomimetics Systems

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Postgraduate Research School Officer for the School of Natural and Computational Sciences

Director of Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Physics

External Memberships

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Research Overview

  • neuronal networks
  • application of statistical physics to modelling of complex biological systems
  • investigation of synthetic genetic oscillators with cell-to-cell communication
  • global rhythm generation in an ensemble of diverse genetic circadian clocks
  • stochastic processes and noise-induced phenomena
  • stochastic dynamics in neuronal models
  • biological systems with phase repulsive and inhibitory coupling 

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Physics.

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Accepting PhDs

Current Research

balanced neuronal networks of spiking neurones

complex irregular dynamics

data analysis


My current supervision areas are: Physics.

data science

statistical physics

modelling biological systems

modelling synthetic genetic networds

co-supervision of microbiological projects


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