Welcome! Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Franziska Lautenschläger. We are an interdisciplinary workgroup in the field of cellular biophysics. Topics of our research include the role of the cytoskeleton (especially actin and vimentin) in cell migration, - mechanics, and cellular adhesion and polarity. In order to examine cellular behavior we use different types of microfabrication as well as different microscopy types (bright field microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, time lapse microscopy, super resolution techniques (e.g. TIRF, STORM, and atomic force microscopy) as well as laser techniques to investigate cellular dynamics (FRAP, Laserablation).