Prof. Dr. Dirk Drasdo

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Head of Research Group “Multi-cellular Systems Biology” – INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France and The Interdisciplinary Center for Bioinformatics University of Leipzig and IfADo Dortmund

c-tip-hcc Co-Coordinator

Role in LiSyM-Caner

  • Co-coordinator and project leader in C-TIP-HCC
  • Image analysis & 3D tissue model generation
  • Utilization of parameters generated by SMART-NAFLD and C-TIP-HCC for mathematical multi-scale modeling of NAFLD/MASLD-based HCC without cirrhosis
  • Integration of multiscale models in a new modeling software (CompuTiX)


  • Development of agent-based models and multi-scale models of multicellular tissue organisation covering developmental biology, in vitro systems, tumor growth and liver, with three software tool generations
  • Modeling of multi-cellular tissue organization
  • Center-based models of growing tissues in various applications, mimicking of cells as individual agents, parameterized by measurable biophysical and biokinetic parameters
  • Process chain parameterizing single-cell-based tissue models out of image data


  • Habilitation in Computer Science (University of Leipzig)
  • PhD in Physics, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry and University of Göttingen
  • Master degree in Physics, RWTH Aachen

Professional Experience

  • Directeur de Recherche at INRIA
  • Faculty position at the Mathematics Dept. and the Center for Systems Biology at University of Warwick, UK
  • Research associate positions at the Max-Planck-Institutes for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig research associate at Colloid and Interface Science in Golm
  • Research associate at Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology at the Medical Faculty of Leipzig University