Presentation Andreas Bausch (TU Munchen)

Prof. Bausch will speak on Tuesday the 10th of November at 16:20 in Spiegel 1, in the MESA+ colloquium / Bio Soft Matter Mechanics colloquium about cytoskeletons.



The cytoskeleton, a dynamic network of semiflexible actin filaments and associated regulatory proteins, is responsible for the extraordinary viscoelastic properties of cells. Nature specifically chooses from a myriad of actin binding proteins to tailor the cytoskeletal microstructure as well as the mechanical properties of cells. I will discuss how cells exploit a sensitive balance of mechanical and biochemical means to suit their particular biological function.