Dr. Fridolin Groß

FB 02 - Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften - Theoretische Philosophie

Research Interest
- models and computational methods in science
- philosophy of biology
- complexity and reduction of complexity

Work Experience

05/2016 - 04/2020
Postdoctoral researcher at IFOM (Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare), Milan, Italy

01/2016 - 03/2018
Lecturer and Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Department of Philosophy, University of Kassel.

06/2013 - 04/2016
Postdoctoral researcher at Institute for Theoretical Biology, Charité Hospital, Berlin

04/2013 - 05/2013
Postdoctoral researcher at IFOM (Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare), Milan, Italy

Academic background


  • Interdisciplinary PhD Program „Foundations of the Life Sciences and Their
    Ethical Consequences“ at European School of Molecular Medicine
    (SEMM), Milan, Italy
  • Thesis Topic: “The Sum of the Parts: Heuristic Research Strategies in Systems Biology”, grade: "excellent"


  • Visiting graduate student at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science


  • Master (Diplom-Hauptstudium) in Physics, University of Leipzig
  • Thesis on "Non-linear Population Dynamics of T-helper Cells in Allergy", grade: "very good"


  • Basic studies (Grundstudium) in Physics, Philosophy, and Mathematics
  • Intermediate Exam (Vordiplom) in Physics, grade "very good"
  • Intermediate Exam (Magister-Zwischenprüfung) in Philosophy and Mathematics, grade "very good"


08/2017 - 08/2017
Teilnahme an der Summer School "Advanced Scientific Programming in Python" organisiert vom German Neuroinformatics Node und der Gemeinde Sithonia, Griechenland.

05/2016 - 05/2016
Teilnahme am LLukas-Workshop "Grundlagen des Lehrens und Lernens" organisiert vom Service-Center Lehre der Universität Kassel

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Informal Models in Biology
Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Oslo

The Plurality of Simplicity in Molecular and Systems Biology
International Conference on Simplicities and Complexities, Bonn

Occam’s Razor in Molecular and Systems Biology
27th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Seattle

Integrating Formal and Informal Appraches: Image Analysis in Computational Cell Biology
Interdisciplinary Workshop and Summer School “Varieties of Experiment and Mea- surement in Technoscience – The Case of Synthetic Biology, Darmstadt

The Impact of Formal Reasoning in Computational Biology
Experts Meeting: Will Science Remain Human?, Rome

Occam’s Razor in Systems Biology
First Philosophy-Biology Workshop: From Thing to Being, Dundee

Model Selection in Computational Biology
Workshop "Validation and Models in Computational Biomedical Science: Philosophy, Engineering and Science", Sheffield, UK

Updating Cowdry with Computational Models
Workshop "Updating Cowdry at the MBL", Woods Hole, USA

The Sum of the Parts: Mycoplasma genitalium and the Future of Systems Biology
Workshop on History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Chicago, USA

Last updated on 2019-10-11 at 12:31

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