Departmental Groups

Cellular Biophysics and Engineering (Joachim P. Spatz)
Cellular Biophysics, Synthetic Bottom-Up Assembly of Cells, Molecular and Materials Systems Engineering - Find information about the different projects here. more
Heike Böhm: Biophysics of Cellular Interactions
Many mammalian cells are enveloped by a sugar-protein coat. This coat mainly consists of hyaluronan (HA) and plays a major role in all interactions of the cell with its environment. Thus our main research interest is the analysis of cellular interactions in response to HA. more
Ada Cavalcanti-Adam: Growth Factor Mechanobiology
The goal of the group is to determine how nanoscale features of the extracellular environment control cell function. We focus on the spatial regulation of integrin receptor clustering and on the cross talk with other transmembrane receptors. more
Ralf Kemkemer: Cell Mechanics and Migration
We are interested in biophysical aspects of dynamic cellular reorganizations, in the development of cell-type specific biomaterials, and in cellular controller systems. more
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