Christian Ruloff

Title

On the synchronisation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii's eukaryotic flagella

Abstract

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.

Publications

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

Contact

c.ruloff@mx.uni-saarland.de