• 2016

  • Gary S. Klindt, Christian Ruloff, Christian Wagner, Benjamin M. Friedrich, "Load Response of the Flagellar Beat" , In Phys. Rev. Lett., American Physical Society, vol. 117, pp. 258101, Dec 2016. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • Veikko F. Geyer, Pablo Sartori, Benjamin M. Friedrich, Frank Jülicher, Jonathon Howard, "Independent control of the static and dynamic components of the Chlamydomonas flagellar beat" , In Curr. Biol., vol. 26, pp. 1098–1103, 2016. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]
  • B M Friedrich, "Hydrodynamic synchronization of flagellar oscillators" , In Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics, vol. 225, pp. 2353–2368, 2016. [doi] [Bibtex & Downloads]

Former Publications

You can find a list of former Publications outside cfaed here:




Benjamin M. Friedrich: Chemotaxis of Sperm Cells, 2009

Steffen Werner: Growth and Scaling during Development and Regeneration, 2015

Gary S. Klindt: Hydrodynamics of Flagellar Swimming and Synchronization, 2017

Benjamin M. Friedrich: Nonlinear dynamics and fluctuations in biological systems, 2017 (Habilitation thesis)


Selected publications


Jan F. Jikeli*, Luis Alvarez*, Benjamin M. Friedrich*, Laurence G. Wilson*, Rene Pascal, Remy Colin, Magdalena Pichlo, Andreas Rennhack, Christoph Brenker, U. Benjamin Kaupp: Sperm navigation along helical paths in 3D chemoattractant landscapes, Nature Communications 6, 2015; *=equal contribution
(pdf, invited talk at "Omnipresent Cilium Conference": video)


S Werner, T Stuckemann, M Beiran Amigo, JC Rink, F Julicher, BM Friedrich: Scaling and regeneration of self-organized patterns, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 2015 (pdf) Selected as 'Editor's suggestion'


Ma, GS Klindt, I.-H. Riedel-Kruse, F Julicher, BM Friedrich: Active phase and amplitude fluctuations of flagellar beating. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 2014 (pdf)


VF Geyer, F Julicher, J Howard, BM Friedrich: Cell body rocking is a dominant mechanism of flagellar synchronization in a swimming alga. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110, 2013 (pdf)


BM Friedrich, F Julicher: Flagellar synchronization independent of hydrodynamic interactions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109,
2012 (pdf) Selected as 'Editor's suggestion', selected for a Viewpoint in Physics.

BM Friedrich, E Fischer-Friedrich, NS Gov, SA Safran: Sarcomeric pattern formation by actin cluster coalescence. PLoS Comp Biol 8(6), 2012 (pdf, download simulation code here)


BM Friedrich, IH Riedel-Kruse, J Howard, F Julicher: High-precision tracking of sperm swimming fine structure provides strong test of resistive force theory. J. exp. Biol. 213, 2010 (pdf) Selected for 'Inside JEB' article.


BM Friedrich, F Julicher: Steering chiral swimmers along noisy helical paths. Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 2009 (pdf)


BM Friedrich, F Julicher: Chemotaxis of sperm cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104, 2007 (pdf) Highlighted in Nature Physics.



Popular article on flagellar synchronization [German]

Popular article on flagellar swimming and steering [German]

Youtube video of synchronizing metronomes