Our work on animal cells has a strong focus on mouse embryonic fibroblasts. We are interested in the motility and active deformations of these cells and especially in the mechanisms that lead to the various different forms of cellular motion that are based on the polymerization of actin. One of our special interests thereby lies in the widely observed wave-like phenomena. We study the dynamics of cell morphology in great details using advanced methods of digital image processing.
Cellular motion of fibroblast cells