Regensburg 2004 – wissenschaftliches Programm
AKB 11.2: Hauptvortrag
Montag, 8. März 2004, 12:30–13:00, H40
Membranes and Active Gels — •Hans-Günther Döbereiner — Departments of Biology & Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
During the last decade, Biological Physics has become a major research field. Especially, the fascinating physics of membranes continues to drive forward our quantitative understanding of cellular behavior. Giant vesicles  are an important tool to monitor the properties of biomembranes [2,3] and soft matter in general . Recently, active gels have drawn a lot of attention. Combining the physics of polymers and molecular motors to model biological phenotype  will require new concepts. We propose to view cell spreading and migration as a sequence of dynamic phase transitions of active gels and their regulatory networks.
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