Aspalter, I.M., Pönisch, W., Chalut, K.J., Paluch, E.K.,
Mouse embryonic stem cells switch migratory behaviour during early differentiation. bioRxiv (2020).


9. Pönisch, W., Michaels, T.C.T., Weber, C.A.,
Aggregation controlled by condensate rheology. Biophysical Journal (2022).
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8. Pönisch, W., Zaburdaev, V.,
A pili-driven bacterial turbine. Frontiers in Physics (2022).
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7. Andrews, T.G.R., Pönisch, W., Paluch, E.K. , Steventon B.J., Benito-Gutierrez, E.
Single-cell morphometrics reveals ancestral principles of notochord development. Development (2021).
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6. Kuan, H.S., Pönisch, W., Jülicher, F. , Zaburdaev, V.
Continuum theory of active phase separation in cellular aggregates. Phys. Rev. Lett. 126:018102 (2021).
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5. Bodor, D.L., Pönisch, W., Endres, R.G. , Paluch, E.K.
Of Cell Shapes and Motion: The Physical Basis of Animal Cell Migration.
Developmental Cell 52:5 (2020).


4. Pönisch, W., Weber. C.A., Zaburdaev, V.
How bacterial cells and colonies move on solid substrates. Phys. Rev. E 99:042419 (2019).
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3. Pönisch, W., Eckenrode, K., Alzurqa, K., Nasrollahi, H., Weber. C.A., Zaburdaev, V. & Biais, N. 
Pili mediated intercellular forces shape heterogeneous bacterial microcolonies prior to multicellular differentiation. Scientific Reports 8:16567 (2018).
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Pönisch, W.
Dynamics of bacterial aggregates – Theory guided by experiments. PhD Dissertation.
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2. Pönisch, W. & Zaburdaev, V.
Relative distance between tracers as a measure of diffusivity within moving aggregates. European Physical Journal B 91:27 (2018).
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Zaburdaev, V., Pönisch, W. 
Bakterielle Mikrokolonien als frühe Formen multizellulärer Organismen. Forschungsbericht 2017 – Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme.

1. Pönisch, W., Weber, C. A., Juckeland, G., Biais, N. & Zaburdaev, V.
Multiscale modeling of bacterial colonies: how pili mediate the dynamics of single cells and cellular aggregates. New Journal of Physics 19, 15003 (2017).
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