C. Zahn et al., Measurement of the magnetic moment of single Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense cells by magnetic tweezers
Scientific Reports 7, (2017), 3558
NEW M.SC. STUDENT
We welcome our new M.Sc. student Solange Hoffbauer
NEW PH.D. STUDENT
We welcome our new Ph.D. student Manuel Eisentraut
NEW B.SC. STUDENT
We welcome our new B.Sc. student Simon Wieland
NEW STUDENT ASSISTANT
We welcome our new student assistant Rebecca Benelli
M. W. Harman et al., Vancomycin Reduces Cell Wall Stiffness and Slows Swim Speed of the Lyme Disease Bacterium
Biophys. J., 112 (4), (2017), 746-754
NEW BOOK CHAPTER
K. Berghoff et al., Application of optical tweezers for biochemical and thermal cell stimulation
Light Robotics - Structure-mediated Nanobiophotonics, (2017), 385-410
W. Gross et al., Simultaneous measurement of the Young’s Modulus and the Poisson Ratio of thin elastic layers
Soft Matter, 13, (2017), 1048-1055
Welcome to the web pages of the Biological Physics Group
The Kress group is working in the field of cellular biophysics with a research focus on the mechanical properties of living cells. We are particularly interested in cell mechanical processes which play a fundamental role in our immune system such as cell migration and the internalization of bacteria into immune cells (phagocytosis).
To enable this research, we are developing novel quantitative biophysical tools. These tools are based to a large extent on optical micromanipulation methods (optical tweezers) in combination with functionalized microparticles. In addition, we are using light microscopy with high temporal and spatial resolution, digital image processing and computer simulations.
Lab space and technical personnel are shared with the biophysics group of Prof. Matthias Weiss.