• · Scientific Internships

    Mechanics of soft issues

    The rapid increase in novel surgical techniques, including a variety of biomedical implants and robotic surgery, require a thorough understanding of the mechanics of living tissues. These mechanical properties are …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Structural basis of the activity of myosin motor proteins

    Networks of actin filaments and myosin motor proteins are very fundamental structures in cells. They are responsible for cell deformation during cell migration and cell division. What is really fascinating …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Internship: Breaking the symmetry of light propagation through nanophotonic systems

    Light propagation is normally entirely symmetric: photons traveling in opposite directions through a system acquire exactly the same phase and intensity change. This is known as the principle of reciprocity, …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Internship: Hybrid quantum physics in silicon

    Suitably designed nanostructures on a photonic chip can serve as optical cavity and nanomechanical resonator at the same time. In such optomechanical devices, photons and phonons (i.e., optical and mechanical …

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  • · PhD positions

    Plasmonic optomechanics

    In this project, we will explore the interaction between light and nanomechanical motion at the smallest possible length scales. In tailored nanophotonic systems, we will use strongly enhanced optical forces …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Live Bacteria under Confinement

    We are looking for highly motivated candidates interested in working on current topics in biophysics. Our aim is to investigate the dynamics of living bacteria in constrained geometries to understand …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Nanophotonics for Solar Cells

    There are 4 projects available depending on the interests and strengths of the student.Directional emission for reduced photon entropy lossIsotropic emission from solar cells leads to large increases in photon …

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    Measuring cellular information, in bits

    Cells sense molecules and exploit the information to navigate through the complex environment. Chains of chemical reactions that are responsible for cellular signal processing have been identified, but just how …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Designing Cytolinkers to Understand the Cell’s Mechanics from the Bottom Up

    In this project the student will express and prepare purpose-designed recombinant Plectins, a class of protein that brings connectivity to the filamentous proteins of the cytoskeleton. Eukaryotic cells rely on …

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  • · Postdoc positions

    Physical Systems Biology

    We have multiple vacancies for postdoc projects in the System Biology group. Research / Job descriptionWe have multiple vacancies for PhD and postdoc projects in the System Biology group, where …

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