I'm a PhD student at University of Vienna in Sara Merino-Aceituno's research group Mathematics of Emergence in natural Domains. I studied mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern with stays at TU Delft and The University of Auckland.
Next year, I will start as a program-specific researcher at ASHBi, KUIAS, Kyoto University in Seirin-Lee's lab.
With my research, I want to answer questions in biology using mathematical tools. I have worked on mechanical models in developmental biology (epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions), muscle dynamics, molecular dynamics and phage-bacterial interactions.
My mathematical toolset includes mathematical modelling with ordinary, stochastic and partial differential equations. An emphasis lies on constrained systems such as differential inclusions and differential-algebraic equations. My key experties is the implementation of efficient numerical simulations for such models and the development of models in collaboration with biologists.
You can find a description of my current projects in the research section and some more general posts in my blog.
Links: GitHub/SteffenPL | ResearchGate | OCRID | LinkedIn
S. Plunder, M. Burkard, U. Lauer, S. Venturelli, L. Marongiu, Determination of phage load and administration time in simulated occurrences of antibacterial treatments. Frontiers of Medicine, (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.1040457.
S. Plunder, B. Simeon, Coupled Systems of Linear Differential-Algebraic and Kinetic Equations with Application to the Mathematical Modelling of Muscle Tissue. In: Reis, T., Grundel, S., SchÃ¶ps, S. (eds) Progress in Differential-Algebraic Equations II. Differential-Algebraic Equations Forum. Springer, Cham. (2020). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-53905-4_12, arxiv.