Short CV/Education and training

    Studied physics at the University of Würzburg, Germany

    Master's degree at the University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • 2003
    Doctorate at the Technical University (TU) of Munich, Germany

  • 2003 – 2005
    Postdocs at TU Munich, Heidelberg University, Germany and at UCLA, USA

  • 2006 – 2007
    Business Consultant with McKinsey&Company

  • 2007 – 2012
    Scientific Group Leader in physics at LMU Munich

Selected publications

  • B. Meier, A. Zielinski, C. Weber, D. Arcizet, S. Youssef, T. Franosch, J. O. Rädler, and D. Heinrich, "Chemical cell trapping in controlled alternating gradient fields", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108(28):11417-11422 (2011)

  • E. Sackmann, F. Keber and D. Heinrich, "Physics of cellular movements", Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 1:257-76 (2010)

  • D. Arcizet, B. Meier, E. Sackmann, J. Rädler, and D. Heinrich, "Temporal analysis of active and passive transport in living cells". Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 248103 (2008)

  • M. Otten, A. Nandi, D. Arcizet, M. Gorelashvili, B. Lindner and D. Heinrich, "Local Motion Analysis Reveals Impact of the Dynamic Cytoskeleton on Intracellular Sub-Diffusion", Biophysical Journal 102:758-767 (2012)

  • D. Arcizet, S. Capito, M. Gorelashvili, C. Leonhard, M. Vollmer, S. Youssef, S. Rappl and D. Heinrich, "Contact-controlled amoeboid motility induces dynamic cell trapping in 3D-microstructured surfaces", Soft Matter 8(5):1473-1481 (2012)

Selected projects

  • Volkswagen Foundation project: "Dynamic force field mapping of living cells in a macro-scale transducer array based on flexible semiconductor nanopillars"

  • Fraunhofer Attract Group: "3D-Nanocell"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the executive council of the German Physical Society (DPG)


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