Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Sturm, Anja, Prof. Dr.


  • 2016-present Full professor for Applied Probability (W3), University of Göttingen
  • 2009-2016 Professor for Applied Probability (W2), University of Göttingen
  • 2004-2010 Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, USA.
  • 2003-2004 Postdoctoral fellow, The University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • 2003-2004 Junior professor for Applied Probability, Technical University Berlin.
  • 2001-2003 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin.
  • 2002 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK.


  • Major Research Interests

    Applied probability theory, stochastic processes, branching and interacting particle systems, stochastic (partial) differential equations, measure-valued diffusions, limit theorems, random media, coalescent theory.

    Applications to Biology, particularly to Genetics and Ecology include the description and analysis of gene genealogies under the influence of various factors such as competition and selection, mutation, spatial spread and interaction as well as the forward evolution and global long time behaviour of spatially distributed interacting populations.





    Homepage Department/Research Group

    http://www.stochastik.math.uni-goettingen.de/~sturm/



    Selected Recent Publications



    • "On qualitative robustness of the Lotka-Nagaev estimator for the offspring mean of a supercritical Galton-Watson process". With D. Schuhmacher and Henryk Zähle. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Volume 169, 56-70, 2016.

    • "A particle system with cooperative branching and coalescence". With J. Swart.
      Annals of Applied Probabability, Volume 25, Number 3, 1616-1649, 2015.

    • "On spatial coalescents with multiple mergers in two dimensions". With Benjamin Heuer.
      Theoretical population biology, Volume 87, 90-104, 2013.

    • "Voter models with heterozygosity selection". With J. Swart.
      Annals of Applied Probability Volume 18, Number 1, 59-99, 2008.

    • "The spatial Lambda-coalescent''. With V. Limic. Electronic Journal of Probability, Volume 11, Number 15, 363-393, 2006.

    • "Coalescence in a random background''. With N.H. Barton and A.M. Etheridge.
      Annals of Applied Probability, Volume 14, Number 2, 754-785, 2004.