Christian Ruloff


On the synchronisation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii's eukaryotic flagella


My work is focussed on understanding the synchronisation mechanism of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii's two flagella. I use micropipettes as well as microfluidic techniques to investigate the influence of externally imposed, homogeneous flow on the flagellar beating. Thereby, I can tune the influence of hydrodynamic interactions on synchronisation in order to see if they are important for robust in-phase synchronisation or not.


Gary S. Klindt, Christian Ruloff, Christian Wagner, and Benjamin M. Friedrich
Load Response of the Flagellar Beat
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 258101 (2016) (pdf)