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Dr. Dipl.-Phys. Steve Pawlizak
Former PhD student (Ehemaliger Doktorand)

Steve Pawlizak left the Soft Matter Physics Division after finishing his PhD in October 2017. The following contact information are obsolete.

University of Leipzig
Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences 
Peter Debye Institute for Soft Matter Physics
Soft Matter Physics Division
Linnéstraße 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
(+49 341) 97 32562
(+49 341) 97 32479
Subject Area
  • Single cell biomechanics and adhesion forces
  • Compartmentalization and boundary formation
  • Biomechanics underlying neuronal growth behavior
  • Website and wiki administration
  • Organization of the annual symposium "Physics of Cancer"
  • Steve Pawlizak, Anatol W. Fritsch, Steffen Grosser, Dave Ahrens, Tobias Thalheim, Stefanie Riedel, Tobias R. Kießling, Linda Oswald, Mareike Zink, M. Lisa Manning, Josef A. Käs: Testing the differential adhesion hypothesis across the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, New Journal of Physics, New Journal of Physics 17: 083049 (2015), doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/8/083049
  • Chris Händel, Sebastian Schmidt, Jürgen Schiller, Undine Dietrich, Till Möhn, Tobias Kießling, Steve Pawlizak, Anatol Fritsch, Lars-Christian Horn, Susanne Briest, Michael Höckel, Mareike Zink, Josef Käs: Cell membrane softening in human breast and cervical cancer cells, New Journal of Physics 17: 083008, doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/8/083008 
  • Kenechukwu David Nnetu, Melanie Knorr, Steve Pawlizak, Thomas Fuhs, Josef A. Käs: Slow and anomalous dynamics of an MCF-10A epithelial cell monolayer, Soft Matter 9: 9335-9341 (2013), doi: 10.1039/C3SM50806D
  • Kristian Franze, Jens Gerdelmann, Michael Weick, Timo Betz, Steve Pawlizak, Melike Lakadamyali, Johannes Bayer, Katja Rillich, Michael Gögler, Yun-Bi Lu, Andreas Reichenbach, Paul Janmey, Josef Käs: Neurite Branch Retraction Is Caused by a Threshold-dependent Mechanical Impact, Biophysical Journal 97 (7): 1883–1890 (2009), doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2009.07.033
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