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Feb 2024


Congratulations Matti and Agu! Matilte Accorsi and Agustin Mangiarotti attended the Biophysical Society meeting meeting. Matti’s attendance was supported by the EBSA poster award and Agu was supported by the Biophysical Society travel award.

May, 2023

When a membrane meets a droplet

Press release on the mutual molding of artificial cells and condensate droplets

Read full article: Mangiarotti et al. Nature Commun. 14, 2809 2023

Sept, 2022

The Biomembrane Days took place at the Harnack House and were a great success!

Feb, 2022

Congratulations to Agustin Mangiarotti for receiving the 2022 travel award of the Biophysical Society!!!

July 2021

So proud of Shreya Pramanik who received the EBSA poster award,

and of Fernanda Leomil and Mina Aleksanyan who received the EBSA travel award!!!

Congratulation girls!

June 2021

R. Dimova received the Liesegang Prize of the German Colloid Society in recognition of her work on lipid bilayers and biomembranes

May - July 2021

The Physics of Elastic Films 2021:

KITP program

May 10, 2021 - July 16, 2021

Santa Barbara,

Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics

KITP program organizers: Markus Deserno, Rumiana Dimova, Andrej Kosmrlj, and Carlos Marques

Feb, 2020

Ziliang Zhao was AGAIN among the winners at the 2020 Image contest at the Biophysical Society meeting in San Diego!  Check this link for the blog about his Phoenix Reborn image

Feb, 2020

"Make two out of one" - Division of Artificial Cells

Press release on a novel and generic mechanism for the division of artificial cells into two daughter cells

Read full article: Steinkühler et al. Nature Commun. 11, 905 (2020)

Jan, 2020

R. Dimova featured in the 2020 calendar of inspiring physicists published by the European Physical Society

Dec, 2019


Biomembrane Days in Berlin

December 11-13 2019

Harnack Haus

Organizers: Rumiana Dimova, Thomas Weikl and Reinhard Lipowsky

October 2019,

August, 2019

October 2019: The Giant Vesicle Book is out!!! Check CRC Press

Press release about the book:

in English and German

August 2019:The cover of The Giant Vesicle Book is ready

June, 2019

Group retreat in the outskirts of Berlin

Feb, 2019

Marzieh Karimi defended her PhD thesis!

Jan, 2019

Rafa’s article on extremely

efficient vesicle fusion

made it to the cover of

the Biophysical Journal!!!

Nov, 2018

Ziliang got the 2019 Travel Award of the Biophysical Society!

Oct/Nov, 2018

Hurray!!! After more than 2.5 years of hard work,  the material for The Giant Vesicle Book is finally submitted to Taylor & Francis. The book promises to be both giant and about giant vesicles. A giant THANK YOU to all contributors and to Carlos Marques for the quite enjoyable co-editorship!

Sept, 2018

Report about some of our work on how cells get their shapes: article pdf in English and in German; published in MaxPlanckResearch magazine

July 19, 2018

The Curvature Roadmap is out!

Click here for the pdf.

Image to the right courtesy of M. Deserno

July 19, 2018

Vasil’s article on light effects on membranes was highlighted in the news (with bubbles): read here

July 19, 2018

Jan (and his paper) is in the news!!!

Check this link

May/June, 2018

Anne Voigt and Mina Aleksanyan joined the lab.

May 14, 2018

Yusheng Wu joined the lab.

April 9, 2018

Hammad A. Faizi joined the lab.

March 1, 2018

Prof. Shelli Frey joined the lab.

Feb 17-21, 2018

Ziliang Zhao was among the winners at the 2018 Image contest at the Biophysical Society meeting in San Francisco!

Good job Ziliang!!!

Check link for interview

Jan 7-12, 2017

At the department workshop in Ringberg.

Nov 17, 2017

Bastian Kubsch successfully defended his PhD thesis!

Way to go Bastian!!!

Oct 23, 2017

Natalia Wilkosz joined the lab.

Oct 13, 2017

Petia Vlahovska rejoined the lab.

Sept 4, 2017

Katherine Davies joined the lab.

August 10, 2017

Group retreat in Spreewerder…

with a trip to the lake: check photos

May 24, 2017

John Brezovec joined the lab.

April 9-14, 2017

Department workshop in Bertinoro

And a crazy-looking like group photo of the sort “all your hands in the air, as if you don’t care…’

April 5, 2017

Vasil Georgiev defended his PhD! Congratulations Vasko!!!

Feb 1, 2017

Rafael Lira rejoined the lab.

Sept 5-7, 2016

The Biomembrane Days in Berlin were quite a success!

June 21, 2016

Bastian’s paper is out as a Biophysical Letter: Solution Asymmetry and Salt Expand Fluid-Fluid Coexistence Regions of Charged Membranes, Kubsch et al., Biophys. J. 110:2581–2584, (2016) DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2016.05.028

May 23, 2016

Chathury Wijekoon joined the lab.

May 17, 2016

Amanda Jack joined the lab.

May 7, 2016

Group retreat in Spreewerder…

with goats: check photos

May 3, 2016

Rafa’s paper is out! Posing for a picture: vesicle immobilization in agarose gel, Lira et al., Sci. Rep. 6:25254 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/srep25254

April 1, 2016

Ziliang Zhao rejoined the lab. Welcome back Ziliang!

March 30, 2016

Jan Steinkühler defended his PhD with Summa cum laude! Way to go Jan!

Feb 1, 2016

Tripta Bhatia joined the lab.

Nov, 2015

Marzie Karimi, Rafael Lira and Debjit Roy joined the lab.

Sept, 2015

Eleanor Ewins and Ibai Artetxe joined the lab.

July, 2015

Vaida Matulevičiūtė joined the lab; Karin Riske and Mauricio Baptista visited the lab.

May, 2015

Tomi Murovec joined the lab.

Jan, 2015

Andrea Gramatica joined the lab.

Sept, 2014

Nisha Sosale and Ziliang Zhao joined the lab.

June, 2014

R. Dimova obtained the

Emmy Noether distinction

for women in physics of the

European Physical Society

(read interview).

May-June, 2014

Bastian Kubsch, Philippe DeTillieux and Ha Dang joined the lab.

April 15, 2014

Tom Robinson joined the lab.

March 3, 2014

Denitsa Mitkova joined the lab.

Jan 27, 2014

Eva Rzad and Ursula Kwolek joined the lab.

Nov 21 - 22, 2013

From Soft Matter to Bio-Systems, Symposium on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Reinhard Lipowsky (more).

Oct 8, 2013

Rumiana Dimova joined the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

Sept 16, 2013

Vasil Georgiev joined the lab.

Sept 8-27, 2013

Nahuel Oliaz visits the lab.

July 8, 2013

Karin Riske visits the lab.

July 1, 2013

Rafael Lira joined the lab.

June 15, 2013

“Group meeting” in the outskirts of Berlin [more].

June 1, 2013

Roland Knorr returned from Japan.

June 1, 2013

This website went online.

May 14, 2013

Nico Fricke defended his thesis.

May 1, 2013

Raktim Dasgupta joined the group.

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