Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg

Publications Ulrich Schwarz

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Artur Ruppel, Dennis Wörthmüller, Vladimir Misiak, Manasi Kelkar, Irène Wang, Philippe Moreau, Adrien Méry, Jean Révilloud, Guillaume Charras, Giovanni Cappello, Thomas Boudou, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Martial Balland.
Force propagation between epithelial cells depends on active coupling and mechano-structural polarization.
Elife, 12:e83588, 2023.
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Anna Zelená, Johannes Blumberg, Dimitri Probst, Rūta Gerasimaitė, Gražvydas Lukinavičius, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Sarah Köster.
Force generation in human blood platelets by filamentous actomyosin structures.
Biophysical Journal, 122(16):3340–3353, August 2023.
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Oliver M Drozdowski, Falko Ziebert, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Optogenetic control of migration of contractile cells predicted by an active gel model.
Communications Physics, 6(1):158, 2023.
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Rabea Link, Kai Weißenbruch, Motomu Tanaka, Martin Bastmeyer, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Cell shape and forces in elastic and structured environments: From single cells to organoids.
Advanced Functional Materials, page 2302145, 2023.
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Gonen Golani and Ulrich S Schwarz.
High curvature promotes fusion of lipid membranes: Predictions from continuum elastic theory.
Biophysical Journal, 122(10):1868–1882, 2023.
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Sophie L Winter, Gonen Golani, Fabio Lolicato, Melina Vallbracht, Keerthihan Thiyagarajah, Samy Sid Ahmed, Christian Lüchtenborg, Oliver T Fackler, Britta Brügger, Thomas Hoenen, Walter Nickel, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Petr Chlanda.
The ebola virus vp40 matrix layer undergoes endosomal disassembly essential for membrane fusion.
The EMBO Journal, page e113578, 2023.
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Steffen Klein, Gonen Golani, Fabio Lolicato, Carmen Lahr, Daniel Beyer, Alexia Herrmann, Moritz Wachsmuth-Melm, Nina Reddmann, Romy Brecht, Mehdi Hosseinzadeh, Androniki Kolovou, Jana Makroczyova, Sarah Peterl, Martin Schorb, Yannick Schwab, Britta Brügger, Walter Nickel, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Petr Chlanda.
Ifitm3 blocks influenza virus entry by sorting lipids and stabilizing hemifusion.
Cell Host & Microbe, 31(4):616–633, 2023.
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Santiago Gomez Melo, Dennis Wörthmüller, Pierre Gönczy, Niccolo Banterle, and Ulrich Sebastian Schwarz.
Grand canonical brownian dynamics simulations of adsorption and self-assembly of SAS-6 rings on a surface.
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 158(8), 2023.
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Markus Mund, Aline Tschanz, Yu-Le Wu, Felix Frey, Johanna L Mehl, Marko Kaksonen, Ori Avinoam, Ulrich S Schwarz, and Jonas Ries.
Clathrin coats partially preassemble and subsequently bend during endocytosis.
Journal of Cell Biology, 222(3):e202206038, 2023.
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T. Andersen, D. Wörthmüller, D. Probst, I. Wang, P. Moreau, V. Fitzpatrick, T. Boudou, U.S. Schwarz, and M. Balland.
Cell size and actin architecture determine force generation in optogenetically activated cells.
Biophysical Journal, 122(4):684–696, 2023.
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Rabea Link and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Simulating 3d cell shape with the Cellular Potts Model.
In Mechanobiology: Methods and Protocols, pages 323–339. Springer, 2023.
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Rick Bebon and Ulrich S Schwarz.
First-passage times in complex energy landscapes: a case study with nonmuscle myosin ii assembly.
New Journal of Physics, 24(6):063034, jun 2022.
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Marek Cyrklaff, Cecilia Palmira Sanchez, Lukas Hanebutte, Julia Jäger, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Michael Lanzer.
An Improved Method for Assessing Antigen Presentation on the Surface of Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Erythrocytes by Immuno-Electron Microscopy, pages 445–455.
Springer US, New York, NY, 2022.
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Pintu Patra, Konrad Beyer, Astha Jaiswal, Anna Battista, Karl Rohr, Friedrich Frischknecht, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Collective migration reveals mechanical flexibility of malaria parasites.
Nature Physics, 18(5):586-594, 2022.
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Julia Jaeger, Pintu Patra, Cecilia P. Sanchez, Michael Lanzer, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
A particle-based computational model to analyse remodelling of the red blood cell cytoskeleton during malaria infections.
PLoS Computational Biology, 18(4):e1009509, 2022.
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Severina Klaus, Patrick Binder, Juyeop Kim, Marta Machado, Charlotta Funaya, Violetta Schaaf, Darius Klaschka, Aiste Kudulyte, Marek Cyrklaff, Vibor Laketa, Thomas Hoefer, Julien Guizetti, Nils B. Becker, Friedrich Frischknecht, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Markus Ganter.
Asynchronous nuclear cycles in multinucleated plasmodium falciparum enable rapid proliferation.
Science advances, 8(13):eabj5362, 2022.
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Joel Christian, Johannes W. Blumberg, Dimitri Probst, Cristina Lo Giudice, Sandra Sindt, Christine Selhuber-Unkel, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam.
Control of Cell Adhesion using Hydrogel Patterning Techniques for Applications in Traction Force Microscopy.
JoVE, 179:e63121, January 2022.
Publisher: MyJoVE Corp.
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Kai Weißenbruch, Magdalena Fladung, Justin Grewe, Laurent Baulesch, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Martin Bastmeyer.
Nonmuscle myosin IIA dynamically guides regulatory light chain phosphorylation and assembly of nonmuscle myosin IIB.
European Journal of Cell Biology, 101:151213, 2022.
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Johannes W. Blumberg and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Comparison of direct and inverse methods for 2.5d traction force microscopy.
PLOS ONE, 17(1):1–25, 01 2022.
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Steven Huth, Johannes W. Blumberg, Dimitri Probst, Jan Lammerding, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Christine Selhuber-Unkel.
Quantifying force transmission through fibroblasts: changes of traction forces under external shearing.
European Biophysics Journal, 2021
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Niccolo Banterle, Adrian P Nievergelt, Svenja de Buhr, Georgios N Hatzopoulos, Charlene Brillard, Santiago Andany, Tania Huebscher, Frieda A Sorgenfrei, Ulrich S Schwarz, Frauke Graeter, Georg E Fantner, and Pierre Goenczy.
Kinetic and structural roles for the surface in guiding sas-6 self-assembly to direct centriole architecture.
Nature Communications, 12(1):1–14, 2021.
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Cecilia P Sanchez, Pintu Patra, Shih-Ying Scott Chang, Christos Karathanasis, Lukas Hanebutte, Nicole Kilian, Marek Cyrklaff, Mike Heilemann, Ulrich S Schwarz, Mikhail Kudryashev, and Michael Lanzer.
Kahrp dynamically relocalizes to remodeled actin junctions and associates with knob spirals in plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes.
Molecular microbiology, 117:274–292, 2021.
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Patrick Binder, Nikolas D Schnellbaecher, Thomas Hoefer, Nils B Becker, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Optimal ligand discrimination by asymmetric dimerization and turnover of interferon receptors.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(37), 2021.
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Benjamin Froehlich, Anil K Dasanna, Christine Lansche, Julian Czajor, Cecilia P Sanchez, Marek Cyrklaff, Akihisa Yamamoto, Alister Craig, Ulrich S Schwarz, Michael Lanzer, and Motomu Tanaka.
Functionalized supported membranes for quantifying adhesion of p. falciparum-infected erythrocytes.
Biophysical Journal, 120(16):3315–3328, 2021.
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Kai Weissenbruch, Justin Grewe, Marc Hippler, Magdalena Fladung, Moritz Tremmel, Kathrin Stricker, Ulrich Sebastian Schwarz, and Martin Bastmeyer.
Distinct roles of nonmuscle myosin ii isoforms for establishing tension and elasticity during cell morphodynamics.
Elife, 10:e71888, 2021.
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Oliver M. Drozdowski, Falko Ziebert, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Optogenetic control of intracellular flows and cell migration: A comprehensive mathematical analysis with a minimal active gel model.
Physical Review E, 104(2):024406, August 2021.
Publisher: American Physical Society.
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Ulrich S Schwarz.
Cell biology: Centrosomes in inner space.
Current Biology, 31(6):R301–R303, 2021.
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Robert Chojowski, Ulrich S Schwarz, and Falko Ziebert.
Reversible elastic phase field approach and application to cell monolayers.
The European Physical Journal E, 43(10):1–12, 2020.
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Felix Frey and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Competing pathways for the invagination of clathrin-coated membranes.
Soft Matter, 16(47):10723–10733, 2020.
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Tom L. Kaufmann and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Electrostatic and bending energies predict staggering and splaying in nonmuscle myosin ii minifilaments.
PLOS Computational Biology, 16(7):1–18, 07 2020.
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Felix Frey, Delia Bucher, Kem A Sochacki, Justin Taraska, Steeve Boulant, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Eden growth models for flat clathrin lattices with vacancies.
New Journal of Physics, published online 5 June 2020.
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Shiladitya Banerjee, Margaret L. Gardel, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
The Actin Cytoskeleton as an Active Adaptive Material.
Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, 11(1):421–439, 2020.
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Justin Grewe and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Mechanosensitive self-assembly of myosin ii minifilaments.
Phys. Rev. E, 101:022402, Feb 2020.
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Tina Wiegand, Marta Fratini, Felix Frey, Klaus Yserentant, Yang Liu, Eva Weber, Kornelia Galior, Julia Ohmes, Felix Braun, Dirk-Peter Herten, Steeve Boulant, Ulrich S. Schwarz, Khalid Salaita, E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam and Joachim P. Spatz.
Forces during cellular uptake of viruses and nanoparticles at the ventral side.
Nature Communications, 11(1):1-13, 2020.
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Ulrich S Schwarz.
To buckle or not to buckle.
Nature Materials, 19(1):8-9, 2020.
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Felix Frey, Falko Ziebert, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Dynamics of particle uptake at cell membranes.
Phys. Rev. E, 100:052403, Nov 2019.
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Benjamin Fröhlich, Julia Jäger, Christine Lansche, Cecilia P Sanchez, Marek Cyrklaff, Bernd Buchholz, Serge Theophile Soubeiga, Jacque Simpore, Hiroaki Ito, Ulrich S Schwarz, Michael Lanzer, and Motomu Tanaka.
Hemoglobin S and C affect biomechanical membrane properties of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes.
Communications biology, 2(1):1-11, 2019.
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Anil Kumar Dasanna, Dmitry A Fedosov, Gerhard Gompper, and Ulrich Sebastian Schwarz.
State diagram for wall adhesion of red blood cells in shear flow: from crawling to flipping.
Soft Matter, 15:5511–5520, 2019.
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Andrea Imle, Peter Kumberger, Nikolas D Schnellbächer, Jana Fehr, Paola Carrillo-Bustamante, Janez Ales, Philip Schmidt, Christian Ritter, William J Godinez, Barbara Müller, Karl Rohr, Fred A. Hamprecht, Ulrich S. Schwarz, Frederik Graw, and Oliver T. Fackler.
Experimental and computational analyses reveal that environmental restrictions shape HIV-1 spread in 3d cultures.
Nature communications, 10(1):2144, 2019.
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Cecilia P Sanchez, Christos Karathanasis, Rodrigo Sanchez, Marek Cyrklaff, Julia Jäger, Bernd Buchholz, Ulrich S Schwarz, Mike Heilemann, and Michael Lanzer.
Single-molecule imaging and quantification of the immune-variant adhesin var2csa on knobs of plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes.
Communications Biology, 2(1):1–9, May 2019.
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Benjamin Spreng, Hannah Fleckenstein, Patrick Kübler, Claudia Di Biagio, Madlen Benz, Pintu Patra, Ulrich S Schwarz, Marek Cyrklaff, and Friedrich Frischknecht.
Microtubule number and length determine cellular shape and function in plasmodium.
The EMBO Journal, 38(15):e100984, August 2019.
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Elena Kassianidou, Dimitri Probst, Julia Jäger, Stacey Lee, Anne-Lou Roguet, Ulrich Sebastian Schwarz, and Sanjay Kumar.
Extracellular matrix geometry and initial adhesive position determine stress fiber network organization during cell spreading.
Cell Reports, 27(6):1897-1909.e4, 2019/05/08 2019.
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Felix Frey, Falko Ziebert, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Stochastic dynamics of nanoparticle and virus uptake.
Physical Review Letters, 122(8):088102, 2019.
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Ulrich S Schwarz.
Island hopping for cells.
Nature Physics 2019.
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Christine Lansche, Anil K Dasanna, Katharina Quadt, Benjamin Fröhlich, Dimitris Missirlis, Marilou Tétard, Benoit Gamain, Bernd Buchholz, Cecilia P Sanchez, Motomu Tanaka, Ulrich S. Schwarz and Michael Lanzer.
The sickle cell trait affects contact dynamics and endothelial cell activation in plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes.
Communications Biology, 1(1):211, 2018.
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Nils Klughammer, Johanna Bischof, Nikolas D Schnellbächer, Andrea Callegari, Péter Lénárt, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Cytoplasmic flows in starfish oocytes are fully determined by cortical contractions.
PLoS Computational Biology, 14(11):e1006588, 2018.
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Anil Kumar Dasanna and Ulrich Sebastian Schwarz.
Adhesion-based sorting of blood cells: an adhesive dynamics simulation study.
Soft matter, 14:9061-9070, 2018.
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Toshio Ando, Satya Prathyusha Bhamidimarri, Niklas Brending, H Colin-York, Lucy Collinson, Niels De Jonge, PJ de Pablo, Elke Debroye, Christian Eggeling, Christian Franck, et al.
The 2018 correlative microscopy techniques roadmap.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51(44):443001, 2018.
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Medhavi Vishwakarma, Jacopo Di Russo, Dimitri Probst, Ulrich S Schwarz, Tamal Das, and Joachim P Spatz.
Mechanical interactions among followers determine the emergence of leaders in migrating epithelial cell collectives.
Nature Communications, 9(1):3469, 2018.
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Jana Hanke, Dimitri Probst, Assaf Zemel, Ulrich S Schwarz, and Sarah Köster.
Dynamics of force generation by spreading platelets.
Soft matter, 14(31):6571-6581, 2018.
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Nikolas D Schnellbächer and Ulrich S Schwarz.
The power of a single trajectory.
New Journal of Physics, 20(3):031001, 2018.
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Anil K. Dasanna, Ulrich S. Schwarz, Gerhard Gompper, and Dmitry A. Fedosov.
Multiscale Modeling of Malaria-Infected Red Blood Cells, pages 1-24.
Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018.
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Delia Bucher, Felix Frey, Kem A. Sochacki, Susann Kummer, Jan-Philip Bergeest, William J. Godinez, Hans-Georg Kräusslich, Karl Rohr, Justin W. Taraska, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Steeve Boulant.
Clathrin-adaptor ratio and membrane tension regulate the flat-to-curved transition of the clathrin coat during endocytosis.
Nature Communications, 9(1):1109, 2018.
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Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Physics of the malaria parasite.
Contribution to Lecture Notes of the 49th IFF Spring School Juelich on Physics of Life, 2018.
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Ulrich S Schwarz.
Mechanobiology by the numbers: a close relationship between biology and physics.
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, 18:711, 2017.
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Johanna Bischof, Christoph A. Brand, Kalman Somogyi, Imre Majer, Sarah Thome, Masashi Mori, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Peter Lenart.
A Cdk1 gradient guides surface contraction waves in oocytes.
Nature Communications, 8(1):849, October 2017.
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Ulrich S. Schwarz and Falko Ziebert.
Cell mechanics: When tissues collide.
Nat Mater, 16(10):972-973, October 2017.
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Christoph A Brand, Marco Linke, Kai Weißenbruch, Benjamin Richter, Martin Bastmeyer, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Tension and elasticity contribute to fibroblast cell shape in three dimensions.
Biophysical Journal, 113(4):770-774, 2017.
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Patrick W. Oakes, Elizabeth Wagner, Christoph A. Brand, Dimitri Probst, Marco Linke, Ulrich S. Schwarz, Michael Glotzer, and Margaret L. Gardel.
Optogenetic control of RhoA reveals zyxin-mediated elasticity of stress fibres.
Nature Communications 8:15817, 2017.
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Anil K Dasanna, Christine Lansche, Michael Lanzer, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Rolling adhesion of schizont stage malaria-infected red blood cells in shear flow.
Biophysical Journal, 112(9):1908-1919, 2017.
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Elena Kassianidou, Christoph A Brand, Ulrich S Schwarz, and Sanjay Kumar.
Geometry and network connectivity govern the mechanics of stress fibers.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114:2622-2627, 2017.
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Mendi J Muthinja, Johanna Ripp, Janina K Hellmann, Tamas Haraszti, Noa Dahan, Leandro Lemgruber, Anna Battista, Lucas Schütz, Oliver T Fackler, Ulrich S Schwarz, Joachim P. Spatz, and Friedrich Frischknecht.
Microstructured blood vessel surrogates reveal structural tropism of motile malaria parasites.
Advanced Healthcare Materials, page 1601178, 2017.
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Thorsten Erdmann, Kathrin Bartelheimer, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Sensitivity of small myosin II ensembles from different isoforms to mechanical load and ATP concentration.
Physical Review E, 94(5):052403, 2016.
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Artemij Amiranashvili, Nikolas D Schnellbächer, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Stochastic switching between multistable oscillation patterns of the Min-system.
New Journal of Physics, 18(9):093049, 2016.
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Mailin Waldecker, Anil K. Dasanna, Christine Lansche, Marco Linke, Sirikamol Srismith, Marek Cyrklaff, Cecilia P. Sanchez, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Michael Lanzer.
Differential time-dependent volumetric and surface area changes and delayed induction of new permeation pathways in p. falciparum-infected hemoglobinopathic erythrocytes.
Cellular Microbiology, published online Aug 25 2016.
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Jérôme R. D. Soiné, Nils Hersch, Georg Dreissen, Nico Hampe, Bernd Hoffmann, Rudolf Merkel, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Measuring cellular traction forces on non-planar substrates.
Interface Focus, 6(5), 2016.
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Philipp J. Albert and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Optimizing micropattern geometries for cell shape and migration with genetic algorithms.
Integr. Biol., 8: 741-750, 2016.
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Heinrich CR Klein, Paul Guichard, Virginie Hamel, Pierre Gönczy, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Computational support for a scaffolding mechanism of centriole assembly.
Scientific reports, 6:27075, 2016.
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Philipp J. Albert and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Dynamics of cell ensembles on adhesive micropatterns: bridging the gap between single cell spreading and collective cell migration.
PLoS Comput Biol, 12(4):e1004863, 2016.
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Gesa Helms, Anil Kumar Dasanna, Ulrich S Schwarz, and Michael Lanzer.
Modelling cytoadhesion of plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes and leukocytes: common principles and distinctive features.
FEBS letters, 590: 1972-1986 (2016)
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Peter Kumberger, Felix Frey, Ulrich S Schwarz, and Frederik Graw.
Multiscale modeling of virus replication and spread.
FEBS letters, 590: 1972-1986 (2016)
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Philipp J Albert and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Modelling cell shape and dynamics on micropatterns.
Cell Adhesion & Migration, 10:1-13, 2016.
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Ulrich S Schwarz.
Physical constraints for pathogen movement.
Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, 46:82-90, 2015.
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Ulrich Schwarz.
Physik der Zelladhäsion.
Physik Journal, 14:29-34, 2015.

Ulrich S. Schwarz and Jerome R.D. Soine.
Traction force microscopy on soft elastic substrates: A guide to recent computational advances.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research 1853(11):3095-3104, 2015.
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Jerome R. D. Soine, Christoph A. Brand, Jonathan Stricker, Patrick W. Oakes, Margaret L. Gardel, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Model-based traction force microscopy reveals differential tension in cellular actin bundles.
PLoS Comput Biol, 11(3):e1004076, 03 2015.
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Marvin A Boettcher, Heinrich C R Klein, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Role of dynamic capsomere supply for viral capsid self-assembly.
Physical Biology, 12:016014, 2015.
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Ulrich S Schwarz.
Systems perspective on mechanobiology: Producing the right proteins in the right place at the right time.
Biophysical Journal, 107:2490-2491, 2014.
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Anna Battista, Friedrich Frischknecht, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Geometrical model for malaria parasite migration in structured environments.
Phys. Rev. E, 90:042720, Oct 2014.
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Philipp J Albert, Thorsten Erdmann, and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Stochastic dynamics and mechanosensitivity of myosin ii minifilaments.
New Journal of Physics, 16(9):093019, 2014.
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S.V. Plotnikov, B. Sabass, U.S. Schwarz, and C.W. Waterman.
High resolution traction force microscopy.
Methods in Cell Biology, 123:367-394, 2014.
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Christoph Koke, Takuma Kanesaki, Joerg Grosshans, Ulrich S. Schwarz and Carina M. Dunlop
A computational model of nuclear self-organisation in syncytial embryos
Journal of Theoretical Biology 359: 93-100, 2014.
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Philipp J. Albert and Ulrich S. Schwarz
Dynamics of Cell Shape and Forces on Micropatterned Substrates Predicted by a Cellular Potts Model
Biophysical Journal 106: 2340 - 2352, 2014.
journal website, PDF, arXiv:1405.4757

Heinrich C. R. Klein and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Studying protein assembly with reversible Brownian dynamics of patchy particles.
The Journal of Chemical Physics 140: 184112, 2014.
journal website, PDF, arXiv:1404.5827

Sheikh Abdul Rahman, Peter Koch, Julian Weichsel, William J. Godinez, Ulrich Schwarz, Karl Rohr, Don C. Lamb, Hans-Georg Kraeusslich and Barbara Mueller.
Investigating the role of f-actin in human immunodeficiency virus assembly by live-cell microscopy.
Journal of Virology, 88: 7904Ð7914 (2014).
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Sebastian Rausch, Tamal Das, Jerome RD Soine, Tobias W Hofmann, Christian HJ Boehm, Ulrich S Schwarz, Heike Boehm, and Joachim P Spatz.
Polarizing cytoskeletal tension to induce leader cell formation during collective cell migration.
Biointerphases, 8:32, 2014.
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Ulrich S. Schwarz, Celeste M. Nelson, and Pascal Silberzan.
Proteins, cells, and tissues in patterned environments.
Soft Matter, 10:2337-2340, 2014.
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Max Hoffmann and Ulrich Sebastian Schwarz.
Oscillations of Min-proteins in micropatterned environments: a three-dimensional particle-based stochastic simulation approach.
Soft Matter, 10:2388-2396, 2014.
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Thorsten Erdmann, Philip J. Albert, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Stochastic dynamics of small ensembles of non-processive molecular motors: the parallel cluster model.
J. Chem. Phys., 139:175104, 2013.
journal website, PDF, arXiv:1307.6510

Andreas R. Bausch and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Cellular mechanosensing: Sharing the force.
Nature Materials, 12:948-949, 2013.
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Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Catch me because you can: A mathematical model for mechanosensing.
Biophys. J., 105:1289-1291, 2013.
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Ulrich S. Schwarz and Samuel A. Safran.
Physics of adherent cells.
Rev. Mod. Phys., 85:1327-1381, Aug 2013.
abstract, journal website, arXiv:1309.2817, PDF

Julian Weichsel, Krzysztof Baczynski, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Unifying autocatalytic and zeroth-order branching models for growing actin networks.
Phys. Rev. E, 87:040701, Apr 2013.
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Julian Weichsel and Ulrich S Schwarz.
Mesoscopic model for filament orientation in growing actin networks: the role of obstacle geometry.
New Journal of Physics, 15(3):035006, 2013.
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Günther Gerisch, Mary Ecke, Ralph Neujahr, Jana Prassler, Andreas Stengl, Max Hoffmann, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Eberhard Neumann.
Membrane and actin reorganization in electropulse-induced cell fusion.
J. Cell Sci., 126:2069-2078, 2013.
journal website, doi:10.1242/jcs.124073, PDF

Max Hoffmann and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
A kinetic model for RNA-interference of focal adhesions.
BMC Systems Biology, 7:2, 2013.
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Johanna E. Baschek, Heinrich C. R. Klein, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Stochastic dynamics of virus capsid formation: Direct versus hierarchical self-assembly.
BMC Biophysics, 5:22, 2012.
journal website, PDF, arXiv:1502.00156

Ulrich S. Schwarz and Margaret L. Gardel.
United we stand - integrating the actin cytoskeleton and cell-matrix adhesions in cellular mechanotransduction.
J. Cell Sci., 125:3051-3060, 2012.
DOI:10.1242/jcs.093716, PDF

Ulrich S. Schwarz and Carina M. Dunlop.
Developmental biology: A growing role for computer simulations.
Curr. Biol., 22:R441-R443, 2012.
DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2012.04.038, PDF

Thorsten Erdmann and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Stochastic force generation by small ensembles of myosin ii motors.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 108:188101, Apr 2012.
DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.188101, arXiv qbio 1202.3038, PDF

Julian Weichsel, Edit Urban, J. Victor Small, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Reconstructing the orientation distribution of actin filaments in the lamellipodium of migrating keratocytes from electron microscopy tomography data.
Cytometry Part A, 81A: 496-507, 2012.
abstract, DOI:10.1002/cyto.a.22050, PDF, Supplemental information, Highlighted as In this issue

P. Guthardt Torres, I. B. Bischofs, and U. S. Schwarz.
Contractile network models for adherent cells.
Phys. Rev. E, 85:011913, Jan 2012.
abstract, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.011913, arXiv qbio 1201.2786, PDF

T. Kanesaki, C.M. Edwards, U.S. Schwarz, and J. Grosshans.
Dynamic ordering of nuclei in syncytial embryos: a quantitative analysis of the role of cytoskeletal networks.
Integr. Biol., 3:1112-9, 2011.
abstract, DOI:10.1039/C1IB00059D, PDF, Supplemental material

Carina M. Edwards and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Force localization in contracting cell layers.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 107:128101, 2011.
abstract, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.128101, arXiv qbio 1201.2779, PDF, Supplemental material

J.K. Hellmann, S. Münter, M. Kudryashev, S. Schulz, K. Heiss, A.-K. Müller, K. Matuschewski, J.P. Spatz, U.S. Schwarz, and F. Frischknecht.
Environmental constraints guide migration of malaria parasites during transmission.
PLoS Pathogens, 7:e1002080, 2011.
abstract, doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002080, PDF

Achim Besser, Julien Colombelli, Ernst H. K. Stelzer, and Ulrich S. Schwarz.
Viscoelastic response of contractile filament bundles.
Phys. Rev. E, 83(5):051902, May 2011.
abstract, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.83.051902, qbio arXiv 1102.5295, PDF, Supplemental material

Venkat Maruthamuthu, Benedikt Sabass, Ulrich S. Schwarz, and Margaret L. Gardel.
Cell-ECM traction force modulates endogenous tension at cell-cell contacts.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 108:4708-4713, 2011.
abstract, doi:10.1073/pnas.1011123108, PDF, Supplemental material

A. Besser and U. S. Schwarz.
Hysteresis in the cell response to time-dependent substrate stiffness.
Biophys. J., 99:L10-L12, 2010.
abstract, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2010.04.008, qbio arXiv 1007.1092, PDF, Supplemental material

B. Sabass and U. S. Schwarz.
Modelling cytoskeletal flow over adhesion sites: competition between stochastic bond dynamics and intracellular relaxation.
J. Phys. Condensed Matter, 22:194112, 2010.
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/22/19/194112, PDF

J. Stricker, B. Sabass, U. Schwarz, and M. Gardel.
Optimization of traction force microscopy for micron-sized focal adhesions.
J. Phys. Condensed Matter, 22:194104, 2010.
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/22/19/194104, PDF

M. Gardel and U. S. Schwarz.
Preface special issue cell-substrate interactions.
J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 22:190301, 2010.
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/22/19/190301, PDF

J. Weichsel and U. S. Schwarz.
Two competing orientation patterns explain experimentally observed anomalies in growing actin networks
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107:6304-9, 2010.
abstract, doi:10.1073/pnas.0913730107, PDF, supporting information, press release German, press release English

J. Schluttig, C C. Korn, and U. S. Schwarz.
Role of anisotropy for protein-protein encounter
Phys. Rev. E, 81: 030902(R), 2010.
abstract, qbio arXiv 1002.4485, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.81.030902, PDF

C. Selhuber-Unkel, T. Erdmann, M. Lopez-Garcia, H. Kessler, U. S. Schwarz, and J. P. Spatz.
Cell adhesion strength is controlled by intermolecular spacing of adhesion receptors.
Biophys. J., 98: 543-551, 2010.
abstract, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.11.001, PDF

J. Weichsel, N. Herold, M. J. Lehmann, H.-G. Kräusslich, and U. S. Schwarz.
A quantitative measure for alterations in the actin cytoskeleton investigated with automated high-throughput microscopy.
Cytometry A, 77:52-63, 2010.
abstract, DOI:10.1002/cyto.a.20818, PDF, Highlighted as In this issue

C. Korn, S. Klumpp, R. Lipowsky, and U. S. Schwarz.
Stochastic simulations of cargo transport by processive molecular motors.
J. Chem. Phys. 131:245107, 2009.
abstract, q-bio arXiv:0912.2171, doi:10.1063/1.3279305 , PDF

S. Münter, B. Sabass, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Kudryashev, S. Hegge, U. Engel, J. P. Spatz, K. Matuschewski, U. S. Schwarz, and F. Frischknecht.
Plasmodium sporozoite motility is modulated by the turnover of discrete adhesion sites.
Cell Host Microbe, 6:551-562, 2009.
abstract, doi:10.1016/j.chom.2009.11.007, PDF, press release

I. B. Bischofs, S. S. Schmidt, and U. S. Schwarz.
Effect of adhesion geometry and rigidity on cellular force distributions.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 103:048101, 2009.
abstract, q-bio arXiv:0907.4114, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.048101, PDF

J. Colombelli, A. Besser, H. Kress, E.G. Reynaud, P. Girard, E. Caussinus, U. Haselmann, J.V. Small, U. S. Schwarz, and E.H.K. Stelzer.
Mechanosensing in actin stress fibers revealed by a close correlation between force and protein localization.
J. Cell Sci., 122:1665-79, 2009.
abstract, doi: 10.1242/jcs.042986, PDF

R. Paul and U.S. Schwarz.
Pattern formation and force generation by cell ensembles in a filamentous matrix.
Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics, IUTAM Bookseries, Vol. 16, editors K. Garikipati and E.M. Arruda, Springer 2010.
abstract, Springer website, PDF

M. L. Gardel, B. Sabass, L. Ji, G. Danuser, U. S. Schwarz, and C. M. Waterman.
Traction stress in focal adhesions correlates biphasically with actin retrograde flow speed.
J. Cell Biol., 183:999-1005, 2008.
abstract, doi:10.1083/jcb.200810060, PDF

J. Schluttig, D. Alamanova, V. Helms, and U. S. Schwarz.
Dynamics of protein-protein encounter: A Langevin equation approach with reaction patches.
J. Chem. Phys., 129:155106, 2008
abstract, qbio arXiv 0809.2871, DOI:10.1063/1.2996082, PDF

I. B. Bischofs, F. Klein, D. Lehnert, M. Bastmeyer, and U. S. Schwarz.
Filamentous network mechanics and active contractility determine cell and tissue shape.
Biophys. J., 95:3488-3496, 2008.
abstract, doi:10.1529/biophysj.108.134296, PDF, Supplemental Material

C. B. Korn and U. S. Schwarz.
Mean encounter times for cell adhesion in hydrodynamic flow: Analytical progress by dimensional reduction.
Europhys. Lett., 83:28007, 2008.
abstract, doi:10.1209/0295-5075/83/28007, PDF

C. B. Korn and U. S. Schwarz.
Dynamic states of cells adhering in shear flow: From slipping to rolling.
Phys. Rev. E, 77:041904, 2008.
abstract, q-bio arXiv:0711.2227, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.77.041904, PDF

T. Ludwig, R. Kirmse, K. Poole, and U.S. Schwarz.
Probing cellular microenvironments and tissue remodelling by atomic force microscopy.
Pflugers Arch - Eur J Physiol, 456:29-49, 2008.
abstract, doi:10.1007/s00424-007-0398-9, PDF

T. Erdmann, S. Pierrat, P. Nassoy, and U.S. Schwarz.
Dynamic force spectroscopy on multiple bonds: experiments and model.
Europhys. Lett., 81:48001, 2008.
abstract, qbio arXiv:0712.3042, PDF

R. Paul, P. Heil, J. P. Spatz and U. S. Schwarz.
Propagation of mechanical stress through the actin cytoskeleton towards focal adhesions: model and experiment.
Biophys. J., 94:1470-1482, 2008.
abstract, doi:10.1529/biophysj.107.108688, PDF, Supplemental Material

B. Sabass, M. L. Gardel, C. Waterman and U. S. Schwarz.
High resolution traction force microscopy based on experimental and computational advances.
Biophys. J., 94:207-220, 2008.
abstract, doi:10.1529/biophysj.107.113670, PDF

A. Besser and U. S. Schwarz.
Coupling biochemistry and mechanics in cell adhesion: a model for inhomogeneous stress fiber contraction.
New J. Phys., 9:425, 2007.
abstract, qbio arXiv:0707.2551v2, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/9/11/425, PDF

T. Erdmann and U. S. Schwarz.
Impact of receptor-ligand distance on adhesion cluster stability.
Eur. Phys. J. E, 22:123-137, 2007.
abstract, cond-mat/0612457v2, doi:10.1140/epje/e2007-00019-8, PDF

C. Cesa, N. Kirchgessner, D. Meyer, U.S. Schwarz, B. Hoffmann and R. Merkel.
Micropatterend silicone elastomer substrates for high resolution analysis of cellular force patterns.
Rev. Sci. Instruments, 78:034301, 2007.
abstract, doi:10.1063/1.2712870, PDF

C. B. Korn and U. S. Schwarz.
Mean first passage times for bond formation for a Brownian particle in linear shear flow above a wall.
J. Chem. Phys., 126:095103, 2007.
abstract, cond-mat/0610302v2, doi:10.1063/1.2464080, PDF

U. S. Schwarz.
Soft matters in cell adhesion: rigidity sensing on soft elastic substrates.
Soft Matter 3: 263-266, 2007.
abstract, doi:10.1039/b606409d, PDF

C. Korn and U. S. Schwarz.
Efficiency of initiating cell adhesion in hydrodynamic flow.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:138103, 2006.
abstract, cond-mat/0609093, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.138103, PDF

T. Erdmann and U. S. Schwarz.
Bistability of cell-matrix adhesions resulting from non-linear receptor-ligand dynamics.
Biophys. J., 91:L60-L62, 2006.
abstract, q-bio.SC/0608007, doi:10.1529/biophysj.106.090209, PDF

I. B. Bischofs and U. S. Schwarz.
Collective effects in cellular structure formation mediated by compliant environments: a Monte Carlo study.
Acta Biomaterialia, 2:253-265, 2006.
abstract, cond-mat/0510391, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2006.01.002, PDF

U. S. Schwarz, T. Erdmann, and I. B. Bischofs.
Focal adhesions as mechanosensors: the two-spring model.
BioSystems, 83:225-232, 2006.
abstract, q-bio.SC/0608006, doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2005.05.019, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and I. B. Bischofs.
Physical determinants of cell organization in soft media.
Med. Eng. Phys., 27:763-72, 2005.
abstract, doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2005.04.007, PDF

I. B. Bischofs and U. S. Schwarz.
Effect of Poisson ratio on cellular structure formation.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 95:068102, 2005.
abstract, cond-mat/0504097, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.068102, PDF

S. A. Safran, A. Nicolas, and U. S. Schwarz.
Elastic interactions of biological cells.
In W. Gutkowski and T. Kowalewski, editors, Mechanics of the 21st Century, page 329, Dordrecht, 2005. Springer.

S. A. Safran, N. Gov, A. Nicolas, U. S. Schwarz, and T. Tlusty.
Physics of cell elasticity, shape, and adhesion.
Physica A, 352:171-201, 2005.
abstract, PDF

T. Erdmann and U. S. Schwarz.
Stochastic dynamics of adhesion clusters under shared constant force and with rebinding.
J. Chem. Phys., 121:8997-9017, 2004.
abstract, cond-mat/0405247, DOI: 10.1063/1.1805496, PDF

T. Erdmann and U. S. Schwarz.
Adhesion clusters under shared linear loading: a stochastic analysis.
Europhys. Lett., 66:603-609, 2004.
abstract, cond-mat/0403552, DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2003-10239-3, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and R. Alon.
L-selectin mediated leukocyte tethering in shear flow is controled by multiple contacts and cytoskeletal anchorage facilitating fast rebinding events.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101:6940-6945, 2004.
abstract, q-bio.SC/0504008, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0305822101, PDF, Supplemental Material

T. Erdmann and U. S. Schwarz.
Stability of adhesion clusters under constant force.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 92:108102, 2004.
abstract, cond-mat/0401533, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.108102, PDF

I. B. Bischofs, S. A. Safran, and U. S. Schwarz.
Elastic interactions of active cells with soft materials.
Phys. Rev. E, 69:021911, 2004.
abstract, cond-mat/0309427, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.69.021911 PDF

O. Dwir, A. Solomon, S. Mangan, G. S. Kansas, U. S. Schwarz, and R. Alon.
Avidity enhancement of L-selectin bonds by flow: shear-promoted rotation of leukocytes turn labile bonds into functional tethers.
J. Cell Biol., 163:649-659, 2003.
abstract, PDF

I. B. Bischofs and U. S. Schwarz.
Cell organization in soft media due to active mechanosensing.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100:9274-9279, 2003.
abstract, cond-mat/0308187, PDF

U. S. Schwarz, N. Q. Balaban, D. Riveline, L. Addadi, A. Bershadsky, S. A. Safran, and B. Geiger.
Measurement of cellular forces at focal adhesions using elastic micro-patterned substrates.
Mat. Sci. Eng. C, 23:387-394, 2003.
abstract, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and G. Gompper.
Bicontinuous surfaces in self-assembling amphiphilic systems.
In K. R. Mecke and D. Stoyan, editors, Morphology of Condensed Matter: Physics and Geometry of Spatially Complex Systems, volume 600 of Lecture Notes in Physics, pages 107-151, Heidelberg, 2002. Springer.
abstract, cond-mat/0301325, PDF

O. Dwir, D. A. Steeber, U. S. Schwarz, R. T. Camphausen, G. S. Kansas, R. P. McEver, T. F. Tedder, and R. Alon.
L-selectin dimerization enhances tether formation to properly spaced ligand.
J. Biol. Chem., 277:10.1074, 2002.
abstract, PDF

U. S. Schwarz, N. Q. Balaban, D. Riveline, A. Bershadsky, B. Geiger, and S. A. Safran.
Calculation of forces at focal adhesions from elastic substrate data: the effect of localized force and the need for regularization.
Biophys. J., 83:1380-1394, 2002.
abstract, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and S. A. Safran.
Elastic interactions of cells.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 88:048102, 2002.
abstract, cond-mat/0201110, PDF

N. Q. Balaban, U. S. Schwarz, D. Riveline, P. Goichberg, G. Tzur, I. Sabanay, D. Mahalu, S. Safran, A. Bershadsky, L. Addadi, and B. Geiger.
Force and focal adhesion assembly: a close relationship studied using elastic micro-patterned substrates.
Nat. Cell Biol., 3:466-472, 2001.
abstract, PDF

D. Riveline, E. Zamir, N. Q. Balaban, U. S. Schwarz, B. Geiger, Z. Kam, and A. D. Bershadsky.
Focal contact as a mechanosensor: externally applied local mechanical force induces growth of focal contacts by a mDia1-dependent and ROCK-independent mechanism.
J. Cell Biol., 153:1175-1185, 2001.
abstract, PDF

U. S. Schwarz, S. A. Safran, and S. Komura.
Mechanical, adhesive and thermodynamic properties of hollow nanoparticles.
Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 651:T5.3.1-T5.3.6, 2001.
abstract, cond-mat/0201109, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and G. Gompper.
Bending frustration of lipid-water mesophases based on cubic minimal surfaces.
Langmuir, 17:2084-2096, 2001.
abstract, cond-mat/0102466, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and S. A. Safran.
Phase behavior and material properties of hollow nanoparticles.
Phys. Rev. E, 62:6957-6967, 2000.
abstract, cond-mat/0009027, PDF

U. S. Schwarz, S. Komura, and S. A. Safran.
Deformation and tribology of multi-walled hollow nanoparticles.
Europhys. Lett., 50:762-768, 2000.
abstract, cond-mat/0005017, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and G. Gompper.
Stability of inverse bicontinuous cubic phases in lipid-water mixtures.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 85:1472-1475, 2000.
abstract, cond-mat/0009025, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and G. Gompper.
Stability of bicontinuous cubic phases in ternary amphiphilic systems.
J. Chem. Phys., 112:3792 - 3802, 2000.
abstract, cond-mat/9911252, PDF

U. S. Schwarz and G. Gompper.
A systematic approach to bicontinuous cubic phases in ternary amphiphilic systems.
Phys. Rev. E, 59:5528 - 5541, 1999.
abstract, cond-mat/9903406, PDF

U. S. Schwarz.
Phase behavior of amphiphilic systems.
Acta Phys. Pol. B, 29:1815-25, 1998.
abstract, PDF

U. S. Schwarz, K. Swamy, and G. Gompper.
The lamellar-to-isotropic transition in ternary amphiphilic systems.
Europhys. Lett., 36:117-22, 1996.
abstract, cond-mat/9608157, PDF

G. Gompper and U. S. Schwarz.
Phase diagram and scattering intensity of binary amphiphilic systems.
Z. Phys. B, 97:233, 1995.
abstract, PDF
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