Interests/ResearchSolving problems with physical background, analysis of datasets, developing efficient methods, image reconstruction, cryo-electron microscopy, parallel computing, simulation, finite differences methods, Monte Carlo methods and crystallography. Further education theories of math and physics with a focus on connecting different phenonemas with general theories.
Using different devices like mobile phones, PC's and microcontrollers to make life easier. The focus is on education and home entertainment.
|2012 - today||Nelly-Sachs-Gymnasium Neuss|
|2009 - 2012||SchoderLab at FZ Jülich|
|2009||DLR-Cologne (Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space), Institute for space biology and school lab (Internship).|
|2008||Anne Frank Gymnasium, teaching (Internship).|
|2006||Berufskolleg Eschweiler, teaching (Internship).|
|2005||Gymnasium Laurentianum Arnsberg, teaching (Internship).|
Studienreferendar 2012 - todayNelly-Sachs-Gymnasium Neuss / ZfsL Neuss. Studienreferendar to become a teacher for math and physics.
Ph.D. in Theoretical Biophysics 2009 - 2012FZ Jülich / University Düsseldorf. Institute of Complex Systems (ICS) 6 in the group for Computational Structural Biology (CSB). Main aspects: Analysis of conformational changes in cryo-electron microscopy, validation methods, 3D reconstruction, optimization, refinement. (Magna Cum Laude)
Advisor: G. F. Schröder.
Diploma in Math and Physics 2004 - 2009RWTH Aachen. Diploma and 1st State Exam as teacher of math and physics (Diplom-Gymnasiallehrer). Minor subjects: Psychology and Education. Projects: Development of a digital pinhole camera and methods for math education based constructivism (learning theory).
Computer Science 2002 - 2004RWTH Aachen. Undergraduate studies.
PublicationsB. Falkner and G.F. Schröder. Cross-validation in cryo-electron microscopy based structural modeling. PNAS, (2013)110(22):8930-8935.[PDF]
B. Falkner. Principal Motion Analysis - Analysis of Conformational Variances in Cryo-Electron Microscopy. PhD Thesis, HHU Düsseldorf, 2012. [PDF]
B. Falkner. Intentionale Probleme zum Ableitungsbegriff - Konstruktivistische Ideen zur Gestaltung des Mathematikunterrichts. Diploma Thesis, RWTH Aachen, 2009. [PDF]
|2011||Workshop on Single Particle Reconstruction, Validation and Analysis, NCMI at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.|
|2010||BioScience, FZ-Jülich, Jülich.|
|2010||Modeling of Cryo-EM map Workshop, NCMI at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.|
Main SkillsMath, physics, analysis, statistics, image registration, 3D reconstruction, scientific visualization, software engineering and simulations.
Software engineeringC/C++ (5+ years), Unix programming, parallel programming using MPI and OpenMP (with certificate), GPGPU using OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA (with certificate), math optimization/approximation using assembler and SSE.
SQL Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
Image ProcessingFourier space methods and filter, Fourier 3D reconstruction, basics EMAN and FreAlign.
Scientific VisualisationParaview (with certificate) and OpenGL/GLSL.
LanguagesGerman (native language);