Markus Rehm

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Research Lecturer

Centre for Systems Medicine
Physiology & Medical Physics,
York House – York Street Dublin 2
Tel.: 01 4028563

Dr. Markus Rehm leads an independent research group within the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics since 2005 and was appointed as a permanent Research Lecturer in Physiology and Biophysics in 2007.

Markus Rehm received his MSc/German University Diploma degree (1.0) from the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany in 2000. He subsequently conducted his PhD studies in human Cell Biology and Biophysics at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research (IZKF), Faculty of Medicine, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Munster, Germany and at the Centre for Experimental Neurosurgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Clinics, Frankfurt, Germany (2000-2003) and graduated with “summa cum laude”. He moved to Ireland in 2003 to take up postdoctoral and research fellow positions in the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics.

His research team in Experimental Systems Biology group covers expertise in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Imaging, and Computational Modelling. Dr. Rehm’s group develops and utilizes innovative experimental and computational approaches to monitor key processes controlling cell suicide and proliferation signaling. In combination with complex systems analyses this strategy provides functional insight into the intricate control of cell fate decisions between death and survival.

Markus Rehm has successfully supervised several MSc students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. His publication record includes a range of highly cited papers that used innovative research methodology which significantly extended the conceptual understanding of cell death signalling in space and time, and advanced the molecular understanding of apoptosis resistance in highly therapy-resistant human cancers. Markus Rehm has been an invited speaker at more than 25 scientific conferences and workshops and contributes regularly to training initiatives in newly emerging applications in biophotonics, systems biology and systems medicine. His team’s research work is supported by grants from the RCSI Research Committee, Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board Ireland, the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland (Higher Education Authority Program for Research in Third-Level Institutions Cycle 4), and the EU FP7 Marie Curie CEMP program.


Associate Editor – BMC Cell Biology
Review Editor – Frontiers in Molecular and Cellular Oncology
Editorial Board – Computational Biology Journal