Group leader

Since May 2020, PD Dr. Aneta Koseska is leading the Lise Meitner Research Group ‘Cellular computations and learning’.

Aneta Koseska received a Diploma in applied Physics from the University in Skopje in 2003. With a fellowship from the Max Planck Research School she joined the group of J. Kurths at the University of Potsdam (2004-2007), where she obtained her PhD in the field of Nonlinear Dynamics. During her time as a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Dynamics of Complex Systems in Potsdam (2007-2011), she mainly investigated the dynamical basis of symmetry breaking phenomena. Aneta was a guest professor at the Institute of Physics at the Humbolt University Berlin, before joining the Department of P. Bastiaens at the MPI for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund in 2012, initially as a senior scientist, and since 2016 leading the group ‘Cellular cognition’. In this period, she interfaced theory of biological information processing with experimental understanding of cell signaling systems. Her interest in both disciplines is reflected through Habilitations in Theoretical Physics (University of Potsdam), as well as Chemical Biology (Technical University Dortmund).

Scientific career

Since 2020Lise Meitner Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar, Bonn
2016-2020Group Leader, Department of Systemic Cell Biology, MPI of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
2012-2016Senior scientist, Department of Systemic Cell Biology, MPI of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
2012Guest Professor, Institute of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin
2007-2011Postdoctoral associate, Center for Dynamics of Complex Systems, University of Potsdam
2004-2007PhD student, Institute of Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Potsdam


Assistant: Bettina Bosse
Phone: +49-228-9656-267


Dr. Aneta Koseska
Lise Meitner Group leader