Publications from the MorphoPhysics Group, University of Salzburg and from the former research group at the Department of Biomaterials, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Publications from the Department of Biomaterials, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Publications mainly from the Department of Biomaterials, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany


2017 - PRESENT


Heidi Pertl-Obermeyer and Gerhard Obermeyer (2020) In Vivo Cross-Linking to Analyze Transient Protein–Protein Interactions. In book: Plant Proteomics, pp 273-287, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2139, doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0528-8_20



Dunlop, J. W. C., Zickler, G. A., Weinkamer, R., Fischer, F. D., Fratzl, P., The Emergence of Complexity from a Simple Model for Tissue Growth, Journal of Statistical Physics, 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s10955-019-02461-7



Seidel, R., Roschger, A., Li, L., Bizarro, J., Zhang, Q., Yin, J., Yang, T., Weaver, J., Fratzl, P., Roschger, P., Dean., M., Mechanical properties of stingray tesserae: High-resolution correlative analysis of mineral density and indentation moduli in tessellated cartilage, Acta Biomaterialia, 2019, 96, 421-435.



Ehrig, S., Schamberger, B., Bidan, C. M., West, A., Jacobi, C., Lam, K., Kollmannsberger, P., Petersen, A., Tomancak, P., Komarreddy, K., Fischer, F. D., Fratzl, P., Dunlop, J. W. C., Surface tension determines tissue shape and growth kineticsScience Advances, 2019, 5, eaav9394.

WU ET AL 2019

Wu, X., Chu, L., Xi, L., Pertl-Obermeyer, H., Sklodowski, K., Sanchez-Rodriguez, C., Obermeyer, G., Schulze, W., Sucrose-Induced Receptor Kinase 1 is modulated by an interacting kinase with short extracellular domain, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 2019, mcp.RA119.001336. 


Turcaud, S., Thorin, S., Bréchet, Y., Fratzl, P., Dunlop, J. W. C., Twisters: An analogy of bi-layers for twistingJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2020, 134, 103742.



Huss, J. C., Fratzl, P., Dunlop, J. W. C., Merritt, D. J., Miller, B. P. and Eder, M., Protecting offspring against fire: Lessons from Banksia seed podsFrontiers in Plant Science, 2019, 283.

LIN ET AL 2019

Lin, H., Zhang, S., Xiao, Y., Zhang, C., Zhu, J., Dunlop, J. W. C.  and Yuan, J., Organic Molecule Driven ActuatorsMacromolecular Rapid Communications. 2019, 1800896.


Pertl-Obermeyer, H., Lackner, P., Dunlop, J. W. C:, Obermeyer, G., The Pollen Plasma Membrane Permeome Converts Transmembrane Ion Transport into Speed, Advances in Botanical Research, 2018, 87, 215-265


Leroux, O., Eder, M., Saxe, F., Dunlop, J. W. C., Viane, R. L. L., Knox, J. P., Comparative in situ analysis reveals the dynamic nature of sclerenchyma cell walls of the fern Asplenium rutifolium, Annals of Botany. 2018, 121, 345-358.


Kollmannsberger, P., Bidan, C., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Vogel, V., Tensile forces drive a reversible fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transition during tissue growth in engineered clefts, Science Advances, 2018, 4:eaao4881


Werner, M., Blanquer, S. B. G., Haimi, S. P., Korus, G., Dunlop, J. W.C., Duda, G. N., Grijpma, D. W., Petersen, A. Surface Curvature Differentially Regulates Stem Cell Migration and Differentiation via Altered Attachment Morphology and Nuclear Deformation,Advanced Science, 2017, 4, 1600347.

LIN ET AL 2017

Lin, H., Gong, J., Eder, M., Schuetz R., Peng, H., Dunlop, J. W. C.,Yuan, J., Programmable actuation of porous poly(ionic liquid) membranes by aligned carbon nanotubes, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2017, 4, 1600768.


Zhukova, Y., Ulasevich, S. A., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Möhwald, H., Skorb, K., 
Ultrasound-driven titanium modification with formation of titania based
nanofoam surfaces
, 2017 36, 146-154.


Albéric, M., Dean, M. N., Gourrier, A., Wagermaier, W., Dunlop, J. W. C.,Staude, A., Fratzl, P., Reiche, I., Relation between the macroscopic pattern of elephant ivory and its three-dimensional micro-tubular network, PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, e0166671.


Gong, J., Lin, H., Dunlop, J. W. C., Yuan, J., Hierarchically arranged helical fiber actuators derived from commercial cloth,Advanced Materials, 2017, 1605103. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201605103


Zhukova, Y., Hiepen, C., Knaus, P.,Osterland, M., Prohaska, S., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Skorb, E. V., The role of surface nanotopography on preosteoblast morphology, adhesion and migration, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2017, 1601244.DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201601244

LIN ET AL 2017 B

Lin, H.,Gong, J., Miao, H., Guterman, R., Song, H., Zhao, Q., Dunlop, J. W. C., Yuan, J., Flexible and Actuating Nanoporous Poly(ionic liquids)-paper based Hybrid Membranes. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017.DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b02920.


Jayasankar, A, Seidel, R., Guiducci, L., Hosny, A.S.F., Fratzl, P., Weaver, J. C., Dunlop, J. W.C., Dean, M.N., Mechanical behavior of idealized, stingray-skeleton-inspired tiled composites as a function of geometry and material properties. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.02.028


Ukmar-Godec, T., Bertinetti, L., Dunlop, J. W.C., Godec, A., Grabiger, M. A., Masic, A., Nguyen, H., Zlotnikov, I., Zaslansky, P., Faivre, D., Materials nanoarchitecturing via cation-mediated protein assembly: making limpet teeth without mineral, Advanced Materials, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201701171


Ehrig, S., Ferracci, J., Weinkamer, R., Dunlop, J. W.C., Curvature controlled defect dynamics in active systems. PRE2017, 95, 062609


Paris, M., Götz, A., Hettrich, I., Bidan, C. M., Dunlop, J. W. C., Razi1, H., Zizak, I., Hutmacher, D. W., Fratzl, P., Duda, G. N., Wagermaier, W., Cipitria, A., Scaffold curvature-mediated novel biomineralization process originates a continuous soft tissue-to-bone interface, Acta Biomaterialia, 2017, 60, 64-80.


2013 - 2016

Kopf, J., Ulasevich, S., Baidukova, O., Zhukova, Y., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Rikeit, P., Knaus, P., Poznyak, S. K., Andreeva, D. V., and Skorb, E. V., Ultrasonically Produced Porous Sponge Layer on Titanium to Guide Cell Behavior. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2016, 18: 476–483

Bidan, C. M., Kollmannsberger, P., Gering, V., Ehrig, S., Joly, P., Petersen, A., Vogel, V., Fratzl, P., Dunlop, J. W.C., Gradual conversion of cellular stress patterns into pre-stressed matrix architecture during in vitro tissue growth.Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2016. 13: 20160136

Guiducci, L., Dunlop, J. W. C., and Fratzl, P., An introduction to the physics of self-folding thin structures, 2016, in On Folding. Towards a New Field of Interdisciplinary Research, Friedman, M. ,and Schäffner, W. (eds), Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 175-210. 

Stoychev, G., Guiducci, L., Turcaud, S., Dunlop, J. W. C., and Ionov, L., Hole-programmed superfast multistep actuation of polymer bilayers, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 7733-7739.

Guiducci, L., Razghandi, K., Turcaud, S., Bertinetti, L., Rüggeberg, M., Weaver, J., Fratzl, P., Burgert, I., and Dunlop, J. W. C.,Honeycomb actuators inspired by unfolding of ice-plant seed capsules, PLoS ONE, 11, e0163506,2016

Habegger, M.L,Dean M.N, Dunlop, J. W. C., Mullins, G, Stokes, M, Huber, D.R, Winters, D and Motta, P.J, Feeding in billfishes: inferring the role of the rostrum from a biomechanical standpoint, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2015, 218, 824-836.

Zhao, Q., Heyda, J., Dzubiella, J., Täuber, K., Dunlop, J. W. C.Yuan, J.,Porous poly(ionic liquid) actuator with ultra-high sensitivity to solvents, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 2913-2917.

Fischer, F. D., Zickler, G., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P.Tissue growth controlled by geometric boundary conditions: a simple model recapitulating aspects of callus formation and bone healing,Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2015, 12, 20150108

Herklotz, M., Prewitz, M. C., Bidan, C. M., Drichel, J., Scharnetzki, D., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Werner, C., Availability of extracellular matrix biopolymers determines space-filling growth of human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro, Biomaterials, 2015, 60, 121-129.

Guiducci, L., Weaver, J. C., Bréchet, Y. J. M., Fratzl, P., Dunlop, J. W. C., The Geometric Design and Fabrication of Actuating Cellular Structures,Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2015, 2, 1500011

Dunlop, J. W. C.,Frazl, P., Bioinspired composites: Making a tooth mimic, Nature Materials, 2015, 14, 1082-1083 (Invited News and Views Article)

Zhao, Q., Dunlop, J. W. C., Qiu, X., Huang, F., Zhang, Z., Heyda, J., Dzubiella, J., Antonietti, M., and Yuan, J., An instant multi-responsive porous polymer actuator operating via solvent molecule sorption, Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 4293

Razghandi, K., Bertinetti, L., Guiducci, L., Dunlop, J. W. C.,Neinhuis, C., Fratzl P. Burgert, I., Hydro-actuation of ice plant seed capsules powered by water uptake,Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials,2014, 3, 169-182.

Guiducci, L., Fratzl, P., Bréchet, Y. J. M., Dunlop, J. W. C., Pressurized honeycomb as soft-actuators: a theoretical study, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2014, 11: 20140458.

Bennet, M., McCarthy, A., Fix, D., Edwards, M. R., Repp, F., Vach, P., Dunlop, J. W. C., Sitti, M., Buller, G. S., Klumpp, S., Faivre, D., Influence of Magnetic Fields on Magneto-Aerotaxis, PLoS One, 2014, 9(7), e101150

Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Multilevel Architectures in Natural Materials, Scripta Materiala, 2013. 68, 8 -12

Bidan C.M., Kommareddy K.P., Rumpler M., Kollmannsberger P., Fratzl P., Dunlop J.W.C.Geometry as a factor for tissue growth: Towards shape optimization of tissue engineering scaffolds,Advanced HealthCare Materials, 2013, 2, 186-194

Eder, M., Arnould, O., Dunlop, J. W. C.,  Hornatowska, J., Salmén, L., Experimental micromechanical characterization of wood cell walls, Wood Science and Technology. 2013, 47, 163-182.

Weinkamer, R., Dunlop, J. W. C., Bréchet, Y. J. M., Fratzl. P., All but diamonds – biological materials are not forever, Acta Materialia, 2013, 61 ,880-889

Gamsjäger, E., Bidan, C. M., Fischer, F.D., Fratzl P., Dunlop, J.W.C., Modelling the role of surface stress on the kinetics of tissue growth in confined geometries, Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9, 5531-5543

Stoychev, G., Turcaud, S., Dunlop, J. W. C., Ionov, L., Hierarchical multi-step folding of polymer bilayers, Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, 23, 2295-2300

Tamjid, E., Simchi, A., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Bagheri, R., Vossoughi, M., Tissue growth into three-dimensional composite scaffolds with controlled micro-features and nanotopographical surfaces, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A, 2013, 101, 2796-2807.

Bidan, C, M., Wang, F. M., Dunlop, J. W. C.,A three dimensional model for tissue deposition on complex surfaces, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2013, 16, 1056-1070.

Gupta, H. S., Krauß, S., Kerschnitzki, M., Karunaratne, A., Dunlop, J. W. C., Barber, A. H., Boesecke, P., Funari, S. S. Fratzl, P., Intrafibrillar plasticity through mineral/collagen sliding is the dominant mechanism for the extreme toughness of antler bone, Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 2013. 28, 366-382

Galvis, L, Masic, A., Dunlop, J. W. C., Duda, G., Fratzl, P., Theoretical and experimental study of polarized Raman anisotropic response of collagen amide I band in tendon, PLoS ONE2013, 8(5): e63518


2001 TO 2012

Rusconi, M., Valleriani, A., Dunlop, J. W. C., Kurths, J., Weinkamer, R., Quantitative approach to the stochastics of bone remodellingEuro Physics Letters, 2012. 97, 28009.

Abraham, Y., Tamburu, C., Klein, E., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Raviv, U., Elbaum, R.,Tilted cellulose arrangement as a novel mechanism for hygroscopic coiling in the stork’s bill awn, Journal of the Royal Society Interface2012, 9 640-647.

Vermolen, F. J., Gefen, A., and Dunlop, J. W. C.,Modeling of in–vitro ’wound’ healing: some models and experimental validation, Advanced Biomaterials, 2012, 14, B76-B88. DOI:10.1002/adem.201180080.

Bidan C.M., Kommareddy K.P., Rumpler M., Kollmannsberger P., Bréchet Y., Fratzl P., Dunlop J.W.C., How Linear Tension Converts to Curvature: Geometric Control of Bone Tissue Growth, PLoS ONE, 2012, 7(5): e36336

Stoychev, G., Zakharchenko, S., Turcaud, S., Dunlop, J. W. C., Ionov, L., Shape programmed folding of stimuli-responsive polymer bilayers, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 3925-2934

Zickler, G. A., Ruffoni, D., Dunlop, J. W. C., Elbaum, R., Weinkamer, R., Fratzl, P., Antretter, T., Finite element modeling of the cyclic wetting mechanism in the active part of wheat awns,  Biointerphases, 2012, 7:42.

Seto, J., Busse, B., Gupta, H. S., Schäfer, C., Krauss, S., Dunlop, J. W. C., Masic, A., Kerschnitzki, M., Zaslansky, P.,Boesecke, P.,Catalá-Lehnen, P., Schinke, T., Fratzl, P., Jahnen-Dechent, W.  Accelerated growth plate mineralization and foreshortened proximal limb bones in Fetuin-A knockout mice.PLoS ONE,2012, 7(10): e47338

Dunlop, J. W. C.,Weinkamer, R., Fratzl, P., Artful interfaces within biological materials, Materials Today, 2011, 14, 70-78. (Republished in conference proceedings of Actas del IX Congresso Nacional de Materiales Compuestos, Girona, Spain 5-8 July 2011)

Hartmann, M., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Bréchet, Y., Weinkamer, R., Trabecular bone remodelling simulated by a stochastic exchange of discrete bone packets from the surface, Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 2011, 4, 879-887.

Harrington, M. J., Razghandi, K., Ditsch, F., Guiducci, L., Rueggeberg, M., Dunlop J. W. C., Fratzl, P., Neinhuis, C., and Burgert, I., Origami-like unfolding of hydro-actuated ice plant seed capsules,Nature Communications, 2011, 2, 337.

Shahar, R., Lukas, C., Papo, S., Dunlop, J. W. C., Weinkamer, R., Characterization of the spatial arrangement of secondary osteons in the diaphysis of equine and canine long bones, Anatomical Record, 2011, 294, 1093-1102

Turcaud, S., Guiducci, L., Fratzl, P., Y. J. M., Bréchet, Dunlop, J. W. C.,An excursion into the design space of biomimetic architectured biphasic actuators,International Journal of Materials Research, 2011, 6, 607-612

Kollmannsberger, P., Bidan, C. M., Dunlop, J. W. C., Fratzl, P. The physics of tissue patterning and extracellular matrix organisation: How cells join forces,Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 9549-9560.

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Burgert, I. and Dunlop, J. W. C., Micromechanics of Cell Walls, 2011, inPlant Cells and Plants, Wotjasek, P. (ed), Signalling and Communication in Plants, 9, 27-52DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-19091-9_2

Masic, A., Bertinetti, L., Schuetz, R., Galvis, L., Timofeeva, N., Dunlop,J. W. C., Seto, J., Hartmann, M. A., Fratzl, P., Observations of Multi-scale, Stress-induced Changes of Collagen Orientation in Tendon by Polarized Raman Spectroscopy, Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 3989-3996

Dunlop. J. W. C.and Fratzl, P., Biological Composites, Annual Reviews of Materials Research. 2010, 40, 1-24

D. Ruffoni, J. W. C. Dunlop, P. Fratzl, and R. Weinkamer, Effect on minimal defects in periodic cellular solidsPhilosophical Magazine, 2010, 90, 1807-1818

Dunlop, J. W. C., Fischer F. D., Gamsjäger, E,. Fratzl, P., A theoretical model for tissue growth in confined geometries,J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 2010, 58, 1073-1087

Gamsjäger, S., Masic, A., Roschger, P., Kazanci, M., Dunlop, J. W. C., Klaushofer, K., Paschalis, E. P., Fratzl, P., Cortical bone orientation and composition as a function of bone maturation in a mouse animal model obtained by Raman spectroscopy, Bone, 2010, 47, 392-399

Kommareddy, K. P., Lange, C., Rumpler, M., Dunlop, J. W. C., Manjubala, I., Cui, J., Kratz, K., Lendlein, A.,  and Fratzl, P., Two stages in three-dimensional in vitro growth of tissue generated by osteoblast-like cells, Biointerphases, 2010, 5, 45-52.

Bilyk, A. Dunlop, J. W., Hall, A. K., Harrowfield, J. M., Wais Hosseini, M., Koutsantonis, G. A., Skelton, B. W., and White, A. H., Systematic Structural Coordination Chemistry of p-tert-Butyltetrathiacalix[4]arene: Main Group Metal Complexes Other Than Those of Group 1, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 14, 2089-2105

Bilyk, A. Dunlop, J. W., Fuller, R. O., Hall, A. K., Harrowfield, J. M., Wais Hosseini, M., Koutsantonis, G. A., Murray, I. W., Skelton, B. W., Stamps, R. L., and White, A. H., Systematic Structural Coordination Chemistry of p-tert-Butyltetrathiacalix[4]arene: Further Complexes of Transition-Metal Ions,European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 14, 2106-2126

Bilyk, A. Dunlop, J. W., Fuller, R. O., Hall, A. K., Harrowfield, J. M., Wais Hosseini, M., Koutsantonis, G. A., Murray, I. W., Skelton, B. W., Sobolev, A. N., Stamps, R. L., and White, A. H., Systematic Structural Coordination Chemistry of p-tert-Butyltetrathiacalix[4]arene: Further Complexes of Lanthanide Metal Ions, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 14, 2127-2152

Dunlop, J. W. C.,Hartmann, M. A., Bréchet, Y. J. M., Fratzl, P., Weinkamer, R., New suggestions for the mechanical control of bone remodeling, Calcified Tissue International, 2009, 85, 45-54.

Muter, D., Jahnert S., Dunlop, J. W. C., Findenegg, G., Paris O., Pore structure and fluid sorption in ordered mesoporous silica II: Modeling, Journal of Chemical Physics C.,2009, 113, 15211-15217

Dunlop, J. W. C., Bréchet, Y. J. M., Architectured Structural Materials: A Parallel Between Nature and Engineering, MRS Proceedings Spring Meeting, 2009 v1188, 1188-LL09-04

Abasolo, W., Eder, M., Yamauchi, K., Obel, N., Reinecke, A., Neumetzler, L., Dunlop, J. W. C., Mouille, G., Pauly, M., Höfte, H., Burgert, I., Pectin may hinder the unfolding of xyloglucan chains during cell deformation – implications of the mechanical performance of Arabidopsis hypocotyls with pectin alterations,Molecular Plant, 2009, 2, p990-999

Goswami, L., Dunlop, J. W. C., Jungnikl, K, Eder, M., Gierlinger, N., Coutand, C., Jeronimidis, G., Fratzl, P., Burgert, I., Stress generation in tension wood of poplar is based on the lateral swelling power of the G-layer,The Plant Journal, 2008, 56, 531-538

Rumpler, M., Woesz, A., Dunlop, J. W. C., van Dongen, J. T., Fratzl, P., The effect of geometry on three-dimensional tissue growth, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2008, 5, 1173-1180

Dunlop, J., Weinkamer, R., Bréchet, Y., and Fratzl, P., The influence of architecture on the deformation localisation of cellular materials, Conference Proceedings of the 18thFrench Mechanics Society Congress, Grenoble, 1568, 2007

Dunlop, J., Bréchet, Y., Legras, L., and Zurob, H., Modelling isothermal and non-isothermal recrystallisation kinetics. Application to Zircaloy-4. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2007, 266, 178-186

Decreus, B., Zurob H. S., Dunlop, J.and Bréchet Y., Effect of Low-Temperature Recovery Treatments on Subsequent Recrystallisation in Al-2.5%Mg,Materials Science Forum,2007, 550, 381-386

Dunlop, J., Bréchet, Y., Legras, L., and Estrin, Y., Dislocation density based modelling of plastic deformation of Zircaloy-4.Materials Science and Engineering A, 443, p77-86, 2007

Dunlop, J., Bréchet, Y. and Legras, L., A coupled recovery/recrystallisation model for zirconium alloys. Influence of hydrogen, Materials Science Forum,2004, 467-470, p. 629-634.

Innes, B., Tsuzuki, T., Dawkins, H., Dunlop, J., Trotter, G., Nearn, M., and McCormick, P., Nanotechnology and the Cosmetic Chemist,Cosmetics, Aerosols and Toiletries in Australia, 2002, 15, p. 21-4

Asfari, Z., Bilyk, A., Dunlop, J., Hall, A., Harrowfield, J., Wais Hosseini, M., Skelton, B., and White, A., Subtleties with Sulfur: Calixerenes as Uranophiles, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2001, 40, 4, p. 721-723.