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New project in collaboration with the Wong Lab from the University of California (UCLA), supported by the Bavaria California Technology Center (BaCaTeC). In the project, we aim to investigate how self-organisation of ligand-receptor complexes orchestrates the immune response.  

Category: News of the group

We are hiring! Our recently established Chair of Mathematics in Life Sciences at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen (Germany) is looking for outstanding candidates to fill several Ph.D. and Postdoctoral posit...

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Together with the Hilbert lab we became a part of the new Priority Programme funded by DFG: SPP 2191 "Molecular Mechanisms of Functional Phase Separation". In our project, we will investigate how the model of active microemulsion can be used to understand the role of chromatin organisation in cell-f...

Category: News of the group, Publications

Shape of my heart ..., oh no, shape of polymer loops was the topic of our recent paper, "The shape of pinned forced polymer loops" , which was just published in Soft Matter. We are looking forward for a possible experimental counterpart of the theory. Stay tuned!

Category: News of the group, Publications

How a bunch of identical bacterial cells manage to self-aggregate into a colony and furthermore make it to exhibit some heterogeneous behavior? Is it a beginning of a multi-cellular development? See our latest work on N.gonorrhoeae bacteria: "Pili mediated intercellular forces shape heterogeneous ba...