By train: Freiburg-Hbf (Central station), then Breisgau S-Bahn (station: Neue Messe / Universität), line 4 (station: Technische Fakultät) or bus line 10 (station: Technische Fakultät)
By car: Take the autobahn A5 exit "Freiburg Mitte", towards Freiburg. Leave B31a at the turn-off marked "Uni-Kliniken". This will take you onto the Berliner Allee, heading towards the "Messe". The campus is located on the left, just before the Messe.
Living cells are fascinating microsystems. Therefore we develop novel techniques for laser optical microscopy and optical force based applications, to investigate the biophysics of living cells and of bio-mimetic systems based on their nano-mechanics and thermal fluctuations.
Nano-mechanics of helical bacteria in optical line traps Project 1: Spiroplasms – propagation dynamics of the simplest form of life, trapped and scanned in a light tube
Mechanics of phagocytosis Project 1: The nano-mechanics of phagocytosis Project 2: Cargo-transport by coupled molecular motors Project 3: Membrane biophysics with giant unilamelar vesicles (GUV)
Dynamic Particle interactions Project 1:Interferometric tracking of dynamic particle interactions with scanning line optical tweezers.
Momentum transport through bio-polymer networks Project 1:We investigate viscoelastic properties of single and multiple microtubules coupled by thermally fluctuating trapped beads as nucleation sites.
Dynamics of MREB filaments inside Bacillus Subtilis Project 1:With fast SR techniques we investigate cytoskeletal MreB filaments. These move through poorly understood mechanisms underneath the membrane of rod -shaped bacteria and help to organize the cell wall.
Light-sheet microscopy (LSM) with self-reconstructing beams Project 1: LSM using holographically shaped beams Project 2:LSM using two photon Bessel beams Project 3:LSM using Bessel beams and the STED principle
Surface Imaging with optically trapped probes Project 1:Surface scanning with optically trapped probes in the presence of phase disturbing structures.
Plasmonic coupling of two optically trapped particles Project 1: