Dr. Cécile Bidan

Group Leader
Biofilm-based Materials
Matters of Activity
+49 331 567-9420

Main Focus

  • Biofilm-Based Materials
  • Matrix Architecture
  • Tissue Growth
  • Mechano-stimulation of Biological Systems

Curriculum Vitae


Since 2017 -  Research Group Leader in Biological Materials Science
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam
Biofilm-based materials

Since 2018 - Active Member of the CurvoBio network
Curvature in Biology

Since 2019 - Associated Investigator in the Cluster “Matters of Activity, Image Space Material”
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Since 2021 - Principal Investigator in the Research Unit “InterDent”
School of Dentistry, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Since 2022 - Principal Investigator in the Max Planck Queensland Center for the Materials Science of Extracellular Matrices
MPI-CI (Potsdam, Germany), MPI-IS (Stuttgart, Germany), QUT (Brisbane, Australia)

2014-2017 - PostDoctoral Researcher in Biophysics
University Grenoble-Alpes, CNRS, Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Physics (LIPhy)
Combining optics and mechanics to investigate mechanotransduction in single cells.

2013-2014 - PostDoctoral Researcher in Biomechanics
Groningen University, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Medical Center BIDMC – Harvard Medical School, Boston
Biomechanics of airway narrowing.

2009-2013 - Master’s and PhD Student in Biological Materials
Max Planck Institute (MPIKG), Biomaterials Department, Potsdam  
Geometric control of tissue growth and organization.

2008 - Intern in Materials Science
Grenoble INP, CNRS, Laboratory SIMaP, Grenoble
CHU Vaudois, Lausanne
Adhesion of surgical glues.


2009-2012 - PhD in Biophysics
Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) / Potsdam University
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

2006-2009 - Engineering / Master’s Degree in Materials Science
School for Electrochemistry Electrometallurgy (PHELMA) Grenoble INP, France

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