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Benjamin Winkler


Ph.D. Student

Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 761 203 5858 Fax: +49 761 203 5855


1988     Born in Leipzig, Germany
2007–2013 Studies in Physics at the University of Leipzig
2011 Erasmus semester at Stockholm University (Sweden)
2013 Master Sc. in physics “From Actin Flow to Cellular Forces” in the  group of Prof. J. A. Käs “Soft Matter Physics”  at the University of Leipzig
since 04/2014 PhD student of PD. Falko Ziebert, “Phase Field Approach to Cellular Motility”, University of Freiburg

research interests:

soft matter physics, non-linear dynamics/pattern formation, cellular biophysics
- cytoskeletal dynamics and structure - filaments, motors, crosslinks; self-assembly
- cell motility, cell adhesion, collective effects in cells and bacteria
- non-equilibrium thermodynamics, active systems

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