Christel Kamp

Welcome to my homepage. Here you will find information about my research interests and ongoing projects in addition to that given on my web page at the PEI. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in collaborations - either via my PEI address or at - for encrypted messages to the latter address use my public key.

Research interests

  • Computational Biology

    • Epidemiology
    • Dynamics of regulatory networks
    • Self-organisation and criticality in network evolution
    • Co-evolution of quasispecies
    • HIV dynamics

  • Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

    • Cellular automata
    • Monte Carlo methods

  • Econophysics


  • J.B. Pereira-Leal, E.B. Levy, C. Kamp, S.A. Teichmann (2007). Evolution of protein complexes by duplication of homomeric interactions, Genome Biol., 8, R51 (2007). [Abstract] [PDF]
  • C. Kamp, K. Christensen (2005). Spectral Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions in Drosophila melanogaster, Phys. Rev. E, 71, 041911 (2005). [Abstract] [q-bio.MN/0405021]
  • C. Kamp (2004). Dynamical models for the course of an HIV infection, invited contribution to be published in "Deterministic and Stochastic Models for AIDS Epidemics and HIV Infection with Interventions", eds. H. Wu and W.-Y. Tan.
  • C. Kamp (2003). A quasispecies approach to viral evolution in the context of an adaptive immune system, Microbes and Infection, 5, 1397 (2003). [Abstract]
  • C. Kamp, C.O. Wilke, C. Adami, S. Bornholdt (2002). Viral evolution under the pressure of an adaptive immune system - optimal mutation rates for viral escape, Complexity 8, 28 (2002). [Abstract] [cond-mat/0209613]
    portrayed in Nature, 420, 367 (2002), News and Views: The importance of being erroneous
  • C. Kamp, S. Bornholdt (2002). From HIV infection to AIDS: A dynamically induced percolation transition?, Proc. R. Soc. London B 269, 2035 (2002). [Abstract] [cond-mat/0201482]
  • C. Kamp, S. Bornholdt (2002). Co-evolution of quasispecies: B-cell mutation rates maximize viral error catastrophes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002) 068104. [Abstract] [cond-mat/0108353]
  • G. Münster, C. Kamp (2002). Distribution of instanton sizes in a simplified instanton gas model, Computer Physics Communications 147 (2002) 423, Proceedings of the Europhysics Conference on Computational Physics, September 5-8, 2001, Aachen, Germany, ed. N. Attig, R. Esser, and M. Kremer.
  • G. Münster, C. Kamp (2000). Distribution of instanton sizes in a simplified instanton gas model Eur. Phys. J. C 17 (2000) 447. [Abstract] [hep-th/0005084]
  • C. Kamp, Untersuchung der Radiusverteilung in einem Instantongas mit Hilfe analytischer Methoden sowie großkanonischer Monte-Carlo-Verfahren, Diploma (masters) thesis, University of Münster, Germany (September 1999)

Conference Contributions, Talks and Lectures

  • Interaction and Competition in Biological Networks, invited talk at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany (January 09, 2006).
  • Networks: Classical random graphs, Small world and scale free networks, The impact of topology, Postgraduate Lectures given at Imperial College, London and at PGP, University of Oslo (Spring 2004).
  • A network perspective on interactions in biological systems, invited talk at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (January 14, 2004).
  • From HIV infection to AIDS - Emergent features from a dynamical percolation perspective, invited talk at the 10th International Workshop on HIV Dynamics & Evolution, Lake Arrowhead, USA (April 13-16, 2003).
  • C. Kamp, C.O. Wilke, C. Adami, S. Bornholdt, Co-evolution of quasispecies - conditions for an optimal immune response and highest viral viability, invited poster at the 10th International Workshop on HIV Dynamics & Evolution , Lake Arrowhead, USA (April 13-16, 2003).
  • C. Kamp, Koevolution von Quasispezies - Optimierungsstrategien fur Viren und Immunsystem, invited talk at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics , Leipzig, Germany (October, 2002).
  • C. Kamp and S. Bornholdt, Dynamical emergence of HIV/AIDS incubation period distribution, Poster at the 5th ESMTB Conference on "Mathematical Modelling & Computing in Biology and Medicine", Milano, Italy (July 2-6, 2002).
  • C. Kamp and S. Bornholdt, Evolution of competing quasispecies - Strategies for an optimal immune response, Poster at the International Workshop on "Concepts for Complex Adaptive Systems", Bremen, Germany (March 20-24, 2002).
  • C. Kamp and S. Bornholdt, Modeling co-evolution: A quasispecies approach to the immune system, Poster at the annual meeting of the German Physical Society, Regensburg, Germany (March 11-15,2002).
  • G. Münster, C. Kamp (2001). Dynamical suppression of large instantons, Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 106 (2002) 584, Proceedings of the International Symposium "Lattice 2001", Berlin, Germany [hep-lat/0111017]

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