Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology

Philip Kollmannsberger

Junior Professor "Computational Image Analysis"

Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB)

University of Würzburg

Campus Hubland Nord 32

97074 Würzburg, Germany

Tel: 0931 - 31 82375



Curriculum Vitae

since 03/2016

Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor)
Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB)
University of Würzburg, Germany
03/2012 - 02/2016

Postdoc and Lecturer
ETH Zürich, Laboratory of Applied Mechanobiology (Viola Vogel)
01/2010 - 12/2011

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany
Department of Biomaterials (Peter Fratzl)
PhD in Physics
09/2006 - 11/2006 and
03/2007 - 05/2007

Visiting Researcher
Scripps Institute, La Jolla, USA
Department of Cell Biology (Waterman/Danuser)
10/2004 - 10/2009

Research Assistant and PhD Student
University of Erlangen, Germany
Center for Medical Physics and Technology (Ben Fabry)
Diploma in Physics
05/2001 - 02/2004

Student of Physics (Diplom)
University of Erlangen, Germany
09/2000 - 04/2001

ERASMUS fellow
University of Joensuu, Finland
11/1998 - 08/2000

Student of Physics (Vordiplom)
University of Erlangen, Germany


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2017 [ nach oben ]

  • The Small World of Osteocytes: Connectomics of the Lacuno-Canalicular Network in Bone. Kollmannsberger, Philip; Kerschnitzki, Michael; Repp, Felix; Wagermaier, Wolfgang; Weinkamer, Richard; Fratzl, Peter in New Journal of Physics (2017). 19 073019.
  • Spatial heterogeneity in the canalicular density of the osteocyte network in human osteons. Repp, Felix; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Roschger, Andreas; Kerschnitzki, Michael; Berzlanovich, Andrea; Gruber, Gerlinde M.; Roschger, Paul; Wagermaier, Wolfgang; Weinkamer, Richard in Bone Reports (2017). 6 101-108.
  • FIJI Macro 3D ART VeSElecT: 3D Automated Reconstruction Tool for Vesicle Structures of Electron Tomograms. Kaltdorf, Kristin Verena; Schulze, Katja; Helmprobst, Frederik; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Dandekar, Thomas; Stigloher, Christian in PLOS Computational Biology (2017). 13(1) 1-21.
  • Coalignment of osteocyte canaliculi and collagen fibers in human osteonal bone. Repp, Felix; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Roschger, Andreas; Berzlanovich, Andrea; Gruber, Gerlinde; Roschger, Paul; Wagermaier, Wolfgang; Weinkamer, Richard in Journal of Stuctural Biology, accepted (2017).

2016 [ nach oben ]

  • How type 1 fimbriae help Escherichia coli to evade extracellular antibiotics. Avalos Vizcarra, Ima; Hosseini, Vahid; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Meier, Stefanie; Weber, Stefan S.; Arnoldini, Markus; Ackermann, Martin; Vogel, Viola in Scientific Reports (2016). 6 18109.
  • Gradual conversion of cellular stress patterns into pre-stressed matrix architecture during in vitro tissue growth. Bidan, Cécile M.; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Gering, Vanessa; Ehrig, Sebastian; Joly, Pascal; Petersen, Ansgar; Vogel, Viola; Fratzl, Peter; Dunlop, John W. C. in Journal of The Royal Society Interface (2016). 13(118)
  • Cell sheet mechanics: How geometrical constraints induce the detachment of cell sheets from concave surfaces. Yamashita, Tadahiro; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Mawatari, Kazuma; Kitamori, Takehiko; Vogel, Viola in Acta Biomaterialia (2016). 45 85 - 97.

2015 [ nach oben ]

  • The connection between cellular mechanoregulation and tissue patterns during bone healing. Repp, Felix; Vetter, Andreas; Duda, Georg N.; Weinkamer, Richard in Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (2015). 53(9) 829--842.
  • Sol-gel hybrid coatings with strontium-doped 45S5 glass particles for enhancing the performance of stainless steel implants: Electrochemical, bioactive and in vivo response. Omar, Sheila; Repp, Felix; Desimone, Paula Mariela; Weinkamer, Richard; Wagermaier, Wolfgang; Cere, Silvia; Ballarre, Josefina in JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS (2015). 425 1-10.
  • Shaping tissues by balancing active forces and geometric constraints. Foolen, Jasper; Yamashita, Tadahiro; Kollmannsberger, Philip in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2015). 49(5) 053001.

2014 [ nach oben ]

  • Remodeling in bone without osteocytes: Billfish challenge bone structure–function paradigms. Atkins, Ayelet; Dean, Mason N.; Habegger, Maria Laura; Motta, Phillip J.; Ofer, Lior; Repp, Felix; Shipov, Anna; Weiner, Steve; Currey, John D.; Shahar, Ron in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014). 111(45) 16047-16052.
  • Influence of Magnetic Fields on Magneto-Aerotaxis. Bennet, Mathieu; McCarthy, Aongus; Fix, Dmitri; Edwards, Matthew R.; Repp, Felix; Vach, Peter; Dunlop, John W. C.; Sitti, Metin; Buller, Gerald S.; Klumpp, Stefan; Faivre, Damien in PLOS ONE (2014). 9(7)
  • Fiber-Assisted Molding (FAM) of Surfaces with Tunable Curvature to Guide Cell Alignment and Complex Tissue Architecture. Hosseini, Vahid; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Ahadian, Samad; Ostrovidov, Serge; Kaji, Hirokazu; Vogel, Viola; Khademhosseini, Ali in Small (2014). 10(23) 4851--4857.

2013 [ nach oben ]

  • Mineralization kinetics in murine trabecular bone quantified by time-lapsed< i> in vivo micro-computed tomography. Lukas, Carolin; Ruffoni, Davide; Lambers, Floor M; Schulte, Friederike A; Kuhn, Gisela; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Weinkamer, Richard; Müller, Ralph in Bone (2013). 56(1) 55--60.
  • Geometry as a factor for tissue growth: towards shape optimization of tissue engineering scaffolds. Bidan, Cécile M; Kommareddy, Krishna P; Rumpler, Monika; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Fratzl, Peter; Dunlop, John WC in Advanced healthcare materials (2013). 2(1) 186--194.
  • Curvature-induced spontaneous detachment of vascular smooth muscle cell sheets: towards vascular self assembly in microchannels. Yamashita, T; Kollmannsberger, P; Mawatari, K; Vogel, V; Kitamori, T in Microsystem Technology in Chemistry and Life Science (2013).
  • Bacterial filamentation accelerates colonization of adhesive spots embedded in biopassive surfaces. Möller, Jens; Emge, Philippe; Vizcarra, Ima Avalos; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Vogel, Viola in New Journal of Physics (2013). 15(12) 125016.
  • Architecture of the osteocyte network correlates with bone material quality. Kerschnitzki, Michael; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Burghammer, Manfred; Duda, Georg N; Weinkamer, Richard; Wagermaier, Wolfgang; Fratzl, Peter in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (2013). 28(8) 1837--1845.

2012 [ nach oben ]

  • How Linear Tension Converts to Curvature: Geometric Control of Bone Tissue Growth. Bidan, Cécile M; Kommareddy, Krishna P; Rumpler, Monika; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Bréchet, Yves JM; Fratzl, Peter; Dunlop, John WC in PloS one (2012). 7(5) e36336.

2011 [ nach oben ]

  • The physics of tissue patterning and extracellular matrix organisation: how cells join forces. Kollmannsberger, P; Bidan, CM; Dunlop, JWC; Fratzl, P in Soft Matter (2011). 7(20) 9549--9560.
  • The Heterogeneous Mineral Content of Bone—Using Stochastic Arguments and Simulations to Overcome Experimental Limitations. Lukas, C; Kollmannsberger, P; Ruffoni, D; Roschger, P; Fratzl, P; Weinkamer, R in Journal of Statistical Physics (2011). 144(2) 316--331.
  • Nonlinear viscoelasticity of adherent cells is controlled by cytoskeletal tension. Kollmannsberger, Philip; Mierke, Claudia Tanja; Fabry, Ben in Soft Matter (2011). 7(7) 3127--3132.
  • Linear and nonlinear rheology of living cells. Kollmannsberger, Philip; Fabry, Ben in Annual Review of Materials Research (2011). 41 75--97.

2010 [ nach oben ]

  • Vinculin facilitates cell invasion into three-dimensional collagen matrices. Mierke, Claudia T; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Zitterbart, Daniel Paranhos; Diez, Gerold; Koch, Thorsten M; Marg, Susanna; Ziegler, Wolfgang H; Goldmann, Wolfgang H; Fabry, Ben in Journal of Biological Chemistry (2010). 285(17) 13121--13130.

2009 [ nach oben ]

  • Filamin A is essential for active cell stiffening but not passive stiffening under external force. Kasza, KE; Nakamura, F; Hu, S; Kollmannsberger, P; Bonakdar, N; Fabry, B; Stossel, TP; Wang, N; Weitz, DA in Biophysical journal (2009). 96(10) 4326--4335.
  • Effect of surface pre-treatments on biocompatibility of magnesium. Lorenz, Carla; Brunner, Johannes G; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Jaafar, Leila; Fabry, Ben; Virtanen, Sannakaisa in Acta biomaterialia (2009). 5(7) 2783--2789.
  • Anchorage of vinculin to lipid membranes influences cell mechanical properties. Diez, Gerold; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Mierke, Claudia T; Koch, Thorsten M; Vali, Hojatollah; Fabry, Ben; Goldmann, Wolfgang H in Biophysical journal (2009). 97(12) 3105--3112.
  • Active soft glassy rheology of adherent cells. Kollmannsberger, Philip; Fabry, Ben in Soft Matter (2009). 5(9) 1771--1774.

2008 [ nach oben ]

  • Up-regulation of Rho/ROCK signaling in sarcoma cells drives invasion and increased generation of protrusive forces. Rösel, Daniel; Brábek, Jan; Tolde, Ondvrej; Mierke, Claudia T; Zitterbart, Daniel P; Raupach, Carina; Bicanová, Krist`yna; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Pavnková, Daniela; Vesel`y, Pavel; others, in Molecular Cancer Research (2008). 6(9) 1410--1420.
  • Mechano-coupling and regulation of contractility by the vinculin tail domain. Mierke, Claudia Tanja; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Paranhos Zitterbart, Daniel; Smith, James; Fabry, Ben; Goldmann, Wolfgang Heinrich in Biophysical journal (2008). 94(2) 661--670.
  • Breakdown of the endothelial barrier function in tumor cell transmigration. Mierke, Claudia Tanja; Zitterbart, Daniel Paranhos; Kollmannsberger, Philip; Raupach, Carina; Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Ursula; Goecke, Tamme Weyert; Behrens, Jürgen; Fabry, Ben in Biophysical journal (2008). 94(7) 2832--2846.

2007 [ nach oben ]

  • High-force magnetic tweezers with force feedback for biological applications. Kollmannsberger, Philip; Fabry, Ben in Review of Scientific Instruments (2007). 78(11) 114301--114301.