Participation in the Cluster of Excellence

CiM Group Leader

  • Research Area A.6: Motion Analysis in Cellular Systems
  • Research Area B.2: Regulation of Vascular Permeability and Leukocyte Extravasation
  • Project FF-2016-15: Quantitative analysis of local subcellular cell junction activity by JAIL formation and its impact on endothelial cell migration and barrier function (Jochen Seebach, Benedikt Wirth, project time: 07/2016 - 10/2018)
  • Project FF-2014-07: Intravital microscopy of neutrophil extravasation into the peritoneum (Konrad Buscher, Jian Song, Benedikt Wirth, project time: 07/2014 - 06/2016)
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”Mathematics helps us to understand biological organisms in their entirety.“

Prof. Benedikt Wirth deals with patterns and shapes. These are very traditional mathematical topics, which can be applied to biomedical fields, as the branching patterns of blood vessels or the shape of organs is of great interest for physicians and basic researchers. Read the interview

CiM Papers


Brancolini A, Rossmanith C, Wirth B. Optimal Micropatterns in 2D Transport Networks and Their Relation to Image Inpainting. Arch Rational Mech Anal 2018;228: 279-308. Abstract
Clason C, Tameling C, Wirth B. Vector-Valued Multibang Control of Differential Equations. SIAM J. Control Optim. 2018;56: 2295-2326. Abstract
Heeren B, Rumpf M, Wirth B. Variational time discretization of Riemannian splines. IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis 2018;00: 1–44. Abstract


Berkels B, Wirth B. Joint denoising and distortion correction of atomic scale scanning transmission electron microscopy images. Inverse Problems 2017;33: 095002. Abstract
Brancolini A, Wirth B. Optimal Energy Scaling for Micropatterns in Transport Networks. SIAM J. Math. Anal. 2017;49: 311-359. Abstract
Song J, Zhang X, Buscher K, Wang Y, Wang H, Di Russo J, Li L, Lutke-Enking S, Zarbock A, Stadtmann A, Striewski P, Wirth B, Kuzmanov I, Wiendl H, Schulte D, Vestweber D, Sorokin L. Endothelial Basement Membrane Laminin 511 Contributes to Endothelial Junctional Tightness and Thereby Inhibits Leukocyte Transmigration. Cell Rep 2017;18: 1256-1269. Abstract


Absil P-A, Gousenbourger P-Y, Striewski P, Wirth B. Differentiable Piecewise-Bézier Surfaces on Riemannian Manifolds. SIAM J. Imaging Sci. 2016;9: 1788-1828. Abstract
Brancolini A, Wirth B. Equivalent formulations for the branched transport and urban planning problems. J. Math. Pures Appl. 2016;106: 695-724. Abstract
Buscher K, Wang H, Zhang X, Striewski P, Wirth B, Saggu G, Lutke-Enking S, Mayadas TN, Ley K, Sorokin L, Song J. Protection from septic peritonitis by rapid neutrophil recruitment through omental high endothelial venules. Nat Commun 2016;7: 10828. Abstract
Heeren B, Rumpf M, Schröder P, Wardetzky M, Wirth B. Splines in the Space of Shells. Computer Graphics Forum 2016;35: 111-120. Abstract
Lu J, Wirth B, Yang H. Combining 2D synchrosqueezed wave packet transform with optimization for crystal image analysis. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 2016;89: 194-210. Abstract
Wirth B. On the Gamma-limit of joint image segmentation and registration functionals based on phase fields. Interfaces Free Bound. 2016;18: 441-477. Abstract