Science RA1 RA3 RA4 Elias Barriga Group

September 27, 2023

New Research Group at PoL Investigates Collective Cell Migration in Living Tissue

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Publications RA3 Fischer-Friedrich Group

September 15, 2023

Ingenious “Safety Belt” Mechanism Safeguarding Mammalian Cells

A “safety belt” mechanism that protects the structural integrity of mammalian cells was observed by the Fischer-Friedrich group.

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Science Publications RA2 RA3 Associates and Affiliates

June 22, 2023

Repelling disorder: What makes cholesterol-containing surfaces so repulsive?

Living organisms use powerful physical principles to control interactions at their surfaces. Researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Leipzig University and TU Dresden have now discovered why cholesterol-containing surfaces can exhibit greatly reduced attachment of proteins and bacteria. 

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Publications RA3 Jahnel Group

May 4, 2023

Alternative Fuel for String-Shaped Motors in Cells

Researchers from Dresden and Bangalore discover a unique two-component molecular motor that uses a kind of renewable chemical energy to pull vesicles toward membrane-bound organelles.

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© TUD/Michael Kretzchmar

RA3 Fischer-Friedrich Group

April 21, 2023

Test of strength of cells: new Heisenberg Professorship for Mechanics of Active Biomaterials at TU Dresden

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© MPI-CBG, Katrin Boes

Science RA3 Brugués Group

February 10, 2023

From molecules to cellular structures: Jan Brugués joined the PoL

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RA3 Fischer-Friedrich Group

September 9, 2021

New insights into the mechanics of epithelial cells

Dresden researchers show characteristic changes in cellular mechanics for a cancer-associated transformation of epithelial cells

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© Mark Leaver

RA3 Research Groups Jahnel Group

June 18, 2021

Interview with Dr. Marcus Jahnel – new research group leader at the BIOTEC and PoL

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© Mark Leaver

RA3 Research Groups Jahnel Group

June 1, 2021

New Research Group Leader: Marcus Jahnel

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© Dr. Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

Science RA3 Fischer-Friedrich Group

September 2, 2020

How do tumor cells divide in the crowd?

Scientists led by Dr. Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich, group leader at the Excellence Cluster Physics of Life (PoL) and the Biotechnology Center TU Dresden (BIOTEC) studied how cancer cells are able to divide in a crowded tumor tissue and connected it to the hallmark of cancer progression and metastasis, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT).

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May 28, 2020

Twist and torque in the cellular nanocosmos: Diez group detects biophysical forces of molecular motors in 3D

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RA3 Research Groups Fischer-Friedrich Group

December 2, 2019

New PoL Research Group Leader: Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

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