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Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Dr. Andrej Vilfan

Am Faßberg 17

37077 Göttingen

Niedersachsen

Department of Living Matter Physics

We apply the methods from statistical physics and fluid dynamics to study the dynamics of synthetic active systems – either colloidal, actuated with magnetic fields, or biochemical, consisting of biopolymers and motor proteins.

Group
Synthetic active matter

We apply the methods from statistical physics and fluid dynamics to study the dynamics of synthetic active systems – either colloidal, actuated with magnetic fields, or biochemical, consisting of biopolymers and motor proteins.

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Dr. Andrej Vilfan
Dr. Andrej Vilfan
Group leader



Phone: +49 551 5176-183
Fax: +49 551 5176-102
Room: 1.83

My research interests include the physics of biological and artificial cilia, fluid dynamics in biology, collective phenomena in magnetic colloidal systems and the physics of motor proteins.

Selected publications

1.
A. Vilfan, S. Subramani, E. Bodenschatz, R. Golestanian and I. Guido
Flagella-like beating of a single microtubule
2.
R. R. Ferreira, A. Vilfan, F. Jülicher, W. Supatto and J. Vermot
Physical limits of flow sensing in the left-right organizer
3.
B. Nitzsche, E. Dudek, L. Hajdo, A. A. Kasprzak, A. Vilfan and S. Diez
Working stroke of the kinesin-14, ncd, comprises two substeps of different direction
4.
A. Vilfan
Optimal shapes of surface slip driven self-propelled microswimmers
5.
N. Osterman and A. Vilfan
Finding the ciliary beating pattern with optimal efficiency
6.
M. Vilfan, A. Potočnik, B. Kavčič, N. Osterman, I. Poberaj, A. Vilfan and D. Babič
Self-assembled artificial cilia
7.
A. Vilfan and F. Jülicher
Hydrodynamic flow patterns and synchronization of beating cilia
 
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