Prof. K.-E. Gottschalk

Research: Cellular Biophysics

Our lab focuses on the impact of the environment on cellular properties. In particular, we are interested in the interplay between cell function, cell mechanics and mechanics of the environment. To this end, we characterize and manipulate cell properties with a variety biophysical techniques. One goal is to develop artificial cellular microenvironments with finetuned mechanical and biochemical properties that optimize cell differentiation and cell growth.

Current projects involve the characterizations of cellular forces using force-sensing surfaces, the mechanical characterization of cells and cytosceletal components as well as the highly precise measurement of the interactions of cell adhesion proteins with their complexation partners.


Prof. Dr. Kay-E. Gottschalk

Institute for Experimental Physics
Ulm University
D-89069 Ulm

Location:    N25/5209

Phone:        +49 731 50 23012
Fax:             +49 731 50 23036
E-Mail:        kay.gottschalk(at)