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Dr Kristian Franze

Dr Kristian Franze

Lecturer


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Office Phone: 01223 333761

Keywords

Mechanobiology, Biophysics, cellular forces, mechanotransduction, mechanosensitivity, nervous system, neurons, glial cells

Key Publications

Moshayedi P, Ng G, Kwok JC, Yeo GSH, Bryant C, Fawcett J, Franze K*, Guck J: The relationship between glial cell mechanosensitivity and foreign body reactions in the central nervous system. Biomaterials in press (2014)

Franze K: The mechanical control of nervous system development. Development 140:3069-3077 (2013)

Hardie RC and Franze K: Photomechanical responses in Drosophila photoreceptors. Science 338(6104):260-263 (2012)

Kuo CHR, Xian J, Brenton JD, Franze K*, Sivaniah E*: Complex stiffness gradient substrates for studying mechanotactic cell migration. Advanced Materials 24(45):6059-6064 (2012)

Betz T, Koch D, Lu YB, Franze K, Käs J: Growth cones as soft and weak force generators. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108(33):13420-13425 (2011)

Franze K: Atomic force microscopy and its contribution to understanding the development of the nervous system. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 21(5):530-537 (2011)

Franze K, Grosche J, Skatchkov SN, Schinkinger S, Foja C, Schild D, Uckermann O, Travis K, Reichenbach A, Guck J: Muller cells are living optical fibers in the vertebrate retina. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104(20):8287-8292 (2007)

Lu YB*, Franze K*, Steinhauser C, Kirchhoff F, Wolburg H, Guck J, Janmey P, Kas J, Reichenbach A: Viscoelastic properties of individual glial cells and neurons in the CNS. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103(47):17759-17764 (2006)

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