Andrews, T.G.R., Pönisch, W., Paluch, E.K. , Steventon B.J., Benito-Gutierrez, E. Single-cell morphometrics reveals ancestral principles of notochord development. bioRxiv (2020).

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).

Kuan, H.S., Pönisch, W., Jülicher, F. , Zaburdaev, V. Continuum theory of active phase separation in cellular aggregates. bioRxiv (2020).


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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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. Dissertation.
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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.

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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