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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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    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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    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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    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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    Crystal Structures by Design

    Can we program particles to self-assemble into regular crystal structures by properly designing the interactions between these particles? This is a question that belongs to a novel class of inverse …

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    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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    Understanding Regulation of Actin Dynamics

    Actin filaments are one of the key components of the cytoskeleton of all higher organisms. They form dynamic networks involved in mechanical integrity, motility and transport. Our group is interested …

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