Welcome to the website of the stem cell mechanics lab

Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells are often transplanted after chemotherapy to restore all blood cells. Unfortunately, the analysis of their surface protein expression using standard flow cytometry does not provide functional information. Mechanical phenotype is promising as a label-free method for identifying and sorting stem cells for research and clinical application. The Division Biological Optomechanics at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin offers a large platform for new, high-performance methods to analyze stem cell mechanics more intensively.

If you are interested in joining the group as a Master student, PhD student or Postdoc please contact us.



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Jacobi Junior Research Group

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