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Cellular Biophysics

Prof. Andreas Bausch

Research Field

Understanding complex biomaterials on a fundamental physical basis is an integral challenge of future biophysical research. This challenge can be addressed by the concerted application of new experimental tools of soft condensed matter physics to living cells and bio-mimetic model systems. In our group we concentrate on the one hand on developing new physical tools to address the underlying complexity and mechanisms and on the other hand on developing new biomaterials for applications ranging from biomedicine to functional food.


James-Franck-Str. 1/I
85748 Garching b. München
+49 89 289 12408
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Offers for Theses in the Group

Cell-size-dependent regulation of the budding yeast contractile ring

The ability to robustly assemble and maintain complex intracellular structures is fundamental for cell function. The budding yeast septin ring, which sets the basis for bud formation and downstream assembly of the contractile actomyosin ring, is one of the best-studied biological self-assembly processes and serves as an important model system to understand cell polarization and non-linear feedback dynamics. However, what determines the the diameter of the emerging ring structure is so far unclear.

Recently, our lab was able to demonstrate that cell size sets the septin ring diameter in an actin-dependent manner. Aim of this thesis is to use a combination of molecular biology, genetic manipulations, live-cell imaging and image analysis to reveal the molecular processes that underlie the observed scaling of ring diameter with cell volume. Ultimately, theoretical modelling will be used to obtain a quantitative understanding.

This project will be carried out together with the Schmoller lab, Helmholtz Zentrum Neuherberg

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Biophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Matter to Life
Supervisor: Andreas Bausch

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Dynamics and characteristics of MDCK monolayers under flow
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): Andreas Bausch
Confocal Data Correction using Image Processing
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Andreas Bausch
Mapping forces that shape complex organs
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): Andreas Bausch
Lipid Phase Separation as a Tool For Integrinß1Tail-Kindlin2-TalinHd Interactions
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): Andreas Bausch
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