28.09.2018 Thanks Tom Montenegro-Johnson for the wonderful introductory lecture to “Physics of motion on the microscale”! Check out the upcoming lectures of the Microswimmer Lecture Series of the TU Dresden!

19.09.2018 First reading seminar of the Microswimmer Lecture series started today! We talked about Low reynolds Number hydrodynamics and two classic papers from Taylor 1951 and Purcell 1977. Check out the schedule and updates on the microswimmers website of the TU Dresden.

18.09.2018 A nice day trip to Dr. Boryshpolet’s Lab of Reproductive Physiology in Vodnany. Lots of interesting things to learn about sperm motion tracking, fish sperm and a lot more…

17.09.2018 Welcome Clara Ridzewski as student assistent in our team!

16.07.2018 Thanks to assistant professor Dr. Islam Khalil for visiting our lab and installing a magnetic control setup for the remote control of magnetic microobjects. He also shared his exciting work on several microrobots ( Looking forward to continuing this fruitful collaboration!


08.05.2018 I will be participating in the XIIIth Spermatology Symposium in Stockholm on the upcoming weekend. Here is my poster contribution. My talk on Saturday will be about “Sperm motion and metabolism under physiological conditions”.

23.04.2018 Our Feature Article on “Swimming Microrobots: Soft, Reconfigurable, and Smart” has been published in Advanced Functional Materials with the colleagues from IFW.

03.04.2018 Welcome to Samar Elthoukhy as Nanobiophysics master student. She will investigate physical effects on sperm migration for her master thesis in co-supervision with Prof. Braun and Prof. Reinhardt.

Also welcome to Johannes Gebauer (Biology student) who will support us as SHK!


22.01.2018: I am invited to give a guest lecture on Biohybrid microswimmers as part of the Erasmus Mundus program on February 20th at 5pm at the BIOTEC, Tatzberg 47/49, Dresden, seminar room E05. It will also be broadcasted to Leuven, Chalmers and Grenoble. Feel free to join! Here is the schedule of the whole lecture series: Brochure Capita Selecta2017-2018


08.01.2018: Invitation to take part in the Gameeting – a get-together for scientists in Dresden that work with sperm or egg cells and topics related to fertility, sperm motility and more. It will take place on February 27th 2018 at the Biological Institutes. Email me if you would like to participate!


13.12.2017: I am honoured to be a topic editor of the article collection on Biologically Inspired Microrobots in Frontiers in Robotics and AI – Biomedical Robotics. It is now open for submission!

05.12.2017: My colleague Haifeng Xu and our team from MNBE group published an article on sperm-driven hybrid micromotors for targeted drug delivery in ACS Nano. Congratulations!