Oskar Hallatschek studied physics at the University of Heidelberg and ETH Zürich, and obtained his doctoral degree in theoretical biophysics in 2004 from the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2005, he moved to Harvard University to pursue postdoctoral research with Professor David Nelson and Sharad Ramanathan on experimental and theoretical evolution. In 2009, he started an independent Max Planck Research Group at the Max-Planck-Institut for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen. He moved back to the US in 2013 to start the "Biophysics and Evolutionary Dynamics'' lab as assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of Computing, Spring 2014. Visiting Scientist.