Journal Articles


M. Maier, K.W. Müller, C. Heussinger, S. Köhler, W.A. Wall, A.R. Bausch, O. Lieleg, A single charge in the actin binding domain of fascin can independently tune the linear and non-linear response of an actin bundle network, The European Physical Journal E - accepted, Ms e150021 (2015)


F. Arends, C. Nowald, K. Pflieger, K. Boettcher, S. Zahler and O. Lieleg,  The biophysical properties of basal lamina gels depend on the biochemical composition of the gel, PlosOne, 10(2) e0118090 (2015)


S. Kesel, F. Moormann, I. Gümperlein, A. Mader, M. Morikawa, O. Lieleg, and M. Opitz, Draft Genome sequence of the biofilm producing Bacillus subtilis strain B-1 isolated from an oil field, Genome Announcements, 2(6) e01163-14 (2014)


K. Boettcher, S. Grumbein, U. Winkler, J. Nachtsheim, and O. Lieleg, Adapting a commercial shear rheometer for applications in cartilage research, Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 093903 (2014)


S. Kesel, A. Mader, P. Seeberger, O. Lieleg, and M. Opitz, Carbohydrate-coating reduces adhesion of biofilm forming Bacillus subtilis to gold surfaces, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(19) 5911-7 (2014)


K.W. Müller, R.F. Bruinsma, O. Lieleg, A.R. Bausch, W.A. Wall, and A.J. Levine, Rheology of semiflexible bundle networks with transient linkers, Physical Review Letters, 112(23) 238102 (2014)


S. Grumbein, M. Opitz, O. Lieleg, Selected metal ions protect Bacillus subtilis biofilms from erosion, Metallomics, RSC, 6(8), 1441-1450 (2014)


F. Arends, R. Baumgaertel, O. Lieleg, Ion-Specific Effects Modulate the Diffusive Mobility of Colloids in an Extracellular Matrix Gel, Langmuir, 29 (51): 15965-15973 (2013)


A.S. Critchfield, G. Yao, A. Jaishankar, R.S.  Friedlander, O. Lieleg, P.S. Doyle, G. McKinley, M. House and K. Ribbeck, Cervical Mucus Properties Stratify Risk for Preterm Birth, PLoS ONE, 8(8) e69528 (2013)


O. Lieleg, C. Lieleg, J. Bloom, C. Buck, K. Ribbeck, Mucin biopolymers as broad-spectrum antiviral agents, Biomacromolecules, 13(6), 1724-1732 (2012)

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L. Li, O. Lieleg, S. Jang, K. Ribbeck and J. Han, Microfluidic In Vitro System for Quantitative Study of Stomach Mucus Barrier Function, Lab on Chip 12(20), 4071-4079 (2012)


I. Vladescu, O. Lieleg, S. Jang and K. Ribbeck, A bead translocation assay to probe bulk transport through hydrogels, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 101(1) 436-442 (2012)


O. Lieleg and K. Ribbeck, Biological hydrogels as selective diffusion barriers, Trends in Cell  Biology, 21(9), 543-551 (2011)


O. Lieleg, M. Caldara, R. Baumgärtel and K. Ribbeck, Mechanical robustness of  Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms, Soft Matter, 7(7), 3307-3314 (2011)


O. Lieleg, J. Kayser, G. Brambilla, L. Cipelletti and A.R. Bausch, Complex Slow Dynamics in  Bundled Cytoskeletal Networks, Nature Materials, 10, 236-242 (2011)


O. Lieleg, I. Vladescu and K. Ribbeck, Characterization of particle translocation through mucin hydrogels, Biophysical Journal, 98(9), 1782-1789 (2010) 


O. Lieleg, M.M.A.E. Claessens and A.R. Bausch, Structure and Dynamics of Cross-linked Actin Networks, Soft Matter, 6, 218-225 (2010)


O. Lieleg, K.M. Schmoller, K.R. Purdy Drew, M.M.A.E. Claessens, C. Semmrich, L. Zheng, J.R. Bartles and A.R. Bausch, Structural and Viscoelastic Properties of Actin Bundle Networks Formed by Espin or Pathologically Relevant Espin Mutants, ChemPhysChem, 10, 2813-2817 (2009)


O. Lieleg, R.M. Baumgärtel and A.R. Bausch, Selective Filtering of Particles by the Extracellular Matrix: An Electrostatic Bandpass, Biophysical Journal, 97, 6, 1569-1577 (2009)


K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg and A. R. Bausch, Structural and Viscoelastic Properties of Actin/Filamin Networks: Cross-linked versus Bundled Networks, Biophysical Journal, 97, 83- 89 (2009)


O. Lieleg, K.M. Schmoller, M.M.A.E. Claessens and A.R. Bausch, Cytoskeletal Polymer Networks: Viscoelastic Properties are Determined by the Microscopic Interaction Potential of Cross-links, Biophysical Journal 96, 4725-4732    (2009) 


O. Lieleg, C.J. Cyron, K.M. Schmoller, Y. Luan, W.A. Wall and A.R. Bausch, Structural Polymorphism in Heterogeneous Cytoskeletal Networks, Soft Matter 5, 1796-1803 (2009) 


K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg and A.R. Bausch, Internal Stress in Kinetically Trapped Actin Bundle Networks, Soft Matter 4(12), 2365-2367 (2008) 


K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg and A.R. Bausch, Cross-linking Molecules Modify Composite Actin Networks Independently, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 118102 (2008)


O. Lieleg, M.M.A.E. Claessens, Y. Luan and A.R. Bausch, Transient Binding and Dissipation in Cytoskeletal Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 108101 (2008)


S. Köhler, O. Lieleg and A. R. Bausch, Rheological Characterization of the Bundling Transition in F-actin Solutions Induced by Methylcellulose, PLoS ONE 3(7): e2736 (2008)


Y. Luan, O. Lieleg, B. Wagner and A.R. Bausch, Micro- and Macrorheological Properties of Isotropically Cross-Linked Actin Networks, Biophys. J. 94, 688-693 (2008) 


O. Lieleg and A.R. Bausch, Cross-linker Unbinding and Self-Similarity in Bundled Cytoskeletal Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 158105 (2007)


O. Lieleg, M.M.A.E. Claessens, C. Heussinger, E. Frey and A.R. Bausch, Mechanics of Bundled Semiflexible Polymer Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 088102 (2007) 


O. Lieleg, M. López-García, C. Semmrich, J. Auernheimer, H. Kessler and A. R. Bausch, Specific Integrin Labelling in Living Cells Using Functionalized Nanocrystals, Small 3(9), 1560-1565 (2007)

Conference Proceedings

Li, L., Lieleg, O., Ribbeck, K., Han, J.: Microfluidic in vitro Model for Quantitative Study of Stomach Mucin Acid Barrier Function. 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. Conference Proceedings (2011)

Cyron, C.J., Lieleg, O., Schmoller, K.M., Bausch, A.R., Wall, W.A.: A Finite Element approach for Brownian dynamics of 3D biopolymer networks. IV. European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Conference Proceedings (2010)