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Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz

Phone:+49 711 689-3611Fax:+ 49 711 689-3612
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Group Leaders

Dr. Heike Boehm
Biophysics of Cellular Interactions
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Dr. Dorothea Brüggemann 
Synthetic Cell Systems 
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Dr. Dr. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam
Cell Signaling and Adhesion
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Dr. Jan-Henning Dirks 
Technical Applications of Biomimetic Nanostructures 
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Dr. Tamas Haraszti 
Biomimetic Actin Cortex Models 
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Dr. Ralf Kemkemer 
Cell Mechanics and Migration 
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Dr. Stefan Kudera 
Semiconductor Nanomaterials 
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Dr. Dimitris Missirlis
Hydrogels and Mechanotransduction 
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Dr. Claudia Pacholski 
Nanomaterials for Optical and Sensoric Applications
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Dr. Amin Rustom
Bionic Microgenerators and Tunneling Nanotubes (TNTs)
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Dr. Seraphine Wegner
Photoswitchable Biointerphases
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Latest News

New Paper: Combined Effects of PEG Hydrogel Elasticity and Cell-Adhesive Coating on Fibroblast Adhesion and Persistent Migration. Missirlis, D., & Spatz, J. P. (2014). Combined Effects of PEG Hydrogel Elasticity and Cell-Adhesive Coating on Fibroblast Adhesion and Persistent Migration. Biomacromolecules, 15(1), 195-205. doi:10.1021/bm4014827.

New Paper: Investigation of early cell–surface interactions of human mesenchymal stem cells on nanopatterned β-type titanium–niobium alloy surfaces. Medda, R., Helth, A., Herre, P., Pohl, D., Rellinghaus, B., Perschmann, N., et al. (2014). Investigation of early cell–surface interactions of human mesenchymal stem cells on nanopatterned β-type titanium–niobium alloy surfaces. Interface Focus, 4(1), 20130046. doi:10.1098/​rsfs.2013.0046.

New Paper: Polarizing cytoskeletal tension to induce leader cell formation during collective cell migration. Rausch, S., Das, T., Soiné, J. R. D., Hofmann, T. W., Böhm, C., Schwarz, U., et al. (2013). Polarizing cytoskeletal tension to induce leader cell formation during collective cell migration. Biointerphases, 8:. doi:10.1186/1559-4106-8-32.

 

New Materials and Biosystems (Spatz)

    Investigation of the interaction between synthetic and living materials:
  • Understanding of the dynamic regulation of adhesive contacts and of the cytoskeleton architecture of cells, its resultant influence on cellular activities.
  • Application of new optical and mechanical techniques and novel micro- and nanostructured materials to perform adhesion and mechanical experiments on living cells.
  • Construction of biomimetic models of protein networks with tunable complexity to untangle chemo-mechanical properties of the cytoskeleton and the adhesion complex.
 
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