Timo Betz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Leipzig
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Neuronal growth: a bistable stochastic process
    Timo Betz
    Institute of Soft Matter Physics, Linnestrasse 5, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
    Phys Rev Lett 96:098103. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Excitation beyond the monochromatic laser limit: simultaneous 3-D confocal and multiphoton microscopy with a tapered fiber as white-light laser source
    Timo Betz
    Universitat Leipzig, Fakultat fur Physik und Geowissenschaften, Linnestrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Biomed Opt 10:054009. 2005
  3. pmc Stochastic actin polymerization and steady retrograde flow determine growth cone advancement
    Timo Betz
    Division of Soft Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Universitat Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Biophys J 96:5130-8. 2009
  4. pmc Growth cones as soft and weak force generators
    Timo Betz
    Division of Soft Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Universitat Leipzig, Linnestrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:13420-5. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Optical neuronal guidance
    Allen Ehrlicher
    Lehrstuhl für die Physik weicher Materie, Fakultat fur Physik und Geowissenschaften, Universitat Leipzig, Linnestr 5, Leipzig D 04103, Germany
    Methods Cell Biol 83:495-520. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Combined phase-sensitive acoustic microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy
    Albert Kamanyi
    Institute of Experimental Physics II, University of Leipzig, Linnestr 5, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Ultrasonics 44:e1295-300. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous manipulation and detection of living cell membrane dynamics
    Michael Gögler
    Department of Physics, University of Leipzig, Linnestrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Opt Lett 32:1893-5. 2007
  8. pmc Neurite branch retraction is caused by a threshold-dependent mechanical impact
    Kristian Franze
    Department of Physics, Soft Matter Physics Group, Paul Flechsig Institute of Brain Research, Universitat Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Biophys J 97:1883-90. 2009

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Neuronal growth: a bistable stochastic process
    Timo Betz
    Institute of Soft Matter Physics, Linnestrasse 5, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
    Phys Rev Lett 96:098103. 2006
    ..An analysis of growth cone motility confirms the model, and predicts that linear changes of the bistable potential, as known from stochastic filtering, result in directed growth cone translocation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Excitation beyond the monochromatic laser limit: simultaneous 3-D confocal and multiphoton microscopy with a tapered fiber as white-light laser source
    Timo Betz
    Universitat Leipzig, Fakultat fur Physik und Geowissenschaften, Linnestrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Biomed Opt 10:054009. 2005
    ..By developing a coherent and intense laser source with spectral width comparable to a mercury lamp, we provide the flexibility to excite any desired fluorophore combination...
  3. pmc Stochastic actin polymerization and steady retrograde flow determine growth cone advancement
    Timo Betz
    Division of Soft Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Universitat Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Biophys J 96:5130-8. 2009
    ..This hints at a possible role of noise intensity in determining signal detection sensitivity...
  4. pmc Growth cones as soft and weak force generators
    Timo Betz
    Division of Soft Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Universitat Leipzig, Linnestrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:13420-5. 2011
    ..Traction force measurements confirmed these values. Hence, our results indicate that growth cones are particularly soft and weak structures that may be very sensitive to the mechanical properties of their environment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Optical neuronal guidance
    Allen Ehrlicher
    Lehrstuhl für die Physik weicher Materie, Fakultat fur Physik und Geowissenschaften, Universitat Leipzig, Linnestr 5, Leipzig D 04103, Germany
    Methods Cell Biol 83:495-520. 2007
    ..Automated tracking and laser micromanipulation of cells. Rev. Sci. Instr. 76, 035105]. Optical guidance may eventually be used alone or with other methods for controlling neurite extension in both research and clinical applications...
  6. ncbi request reprint Combined phase-sensitive acoustic microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy
    Albert Kamanyi
    Institute of Experimental Physics II, University of Leipzig, Linnestr 5, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Ultrasonics 44:e1295-300. 2006
    ..Material contrast can be gained from acoustic amplitude V(z) graphs. In the case of the biological cells investigated, the optical and acoustic images are very different and exhibit different features of the samples...
  7. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous manipulation and detection of living cell membrane dynamics
    Michael Gögler
    Department of Physics, University of Leipzig, Linnestrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Opt Lett 32:1893-5. 2007
    ..We investigated the membrane motion at the leading edge of red blood cells in detail and showed that this technique can achieve simultaneous manipulation and detection of cellular edge dynamics with unprecedented precision...
  8. pmc Neurite branch retraction is caused by a threshold-dependent mechanical impact
    Kristian Franze
    Department of Physics, Soft Matter Physics Group, Paul Flechsig Institute of Brain Research, Universitat Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Biophys J 97:1883-90. 2009
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