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78. Carina Fedosejevs, Matthias F. Schneider. Sharp, Localized Phase Transitions in Single Neuronal Cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119(8) (2022)


77. Y. Bar-Yam et al. The World Health Network: A Global Citizens' Initiative. The Lancet, Volume 398, Issue 10311, 1567-1568 (2021)

76. A. Kamenac, T. Obser, A. Wixforth, M.F. Schneider, C. Westerhausen. The activity of the intrinsically water-soluble enzyme ADAMTS13 correlates with the membrane state when bound to a phospholipid bilayer. Sci Rep. 2021 Dec 28;11(1):24476. 

75. Matthias F. Schneider. Living Systems approached from physical principles. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Volume 162, 2-25 (2021)

74. Matthias F. Schneider. Universality and Diversity in Living Systems. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Volume 162, 1 (2021)

73. Simon Fabiunke, Christian Fillafer, Anne Paeger, Matthias F. Schneider. Optical studies of membrane state during action potential propagation. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, in press (2020)

72. Christian Fillafer, Anne Paeger, Matthias F. Schneider. The living state: How cellular excitability is controlled by the thermodynamic state of the membrane. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, in press (2020)


71. M. F. Schneider. This is not about the molecules - on the violation of momentum conservation in biology. arXiv:2004.10307

70. K. H. Kang & M. F. Schneider. Nonlinear pulses at the interface and its relation to state and temperature. EPJE 43, 8 (2020)


69. M. Mussel, M. F. Schneider. It sounds like an action potential: unification of electrical, chemical and mechanical aspects of acoustic pulses in lipids J. R. Soc. Interface, 16:20180743
68. M. Mussel, M. F. Schneider. Similarities between action potentials and acouistic pulses in a van der Waals fluid. Sci. Rep. 9, 2467 (2019)

  1. Shrivastava S., K. H. Kang, and M. F. Schneider. Annihilation upon Collision of Solitary Shock Waves propagating in a Lipid Interface. J. R. Soc. Interface, in press (2018).
  2. Fichtl B., I. Silman, and M. F. Schneider. On the physical basis of biological signaling by interface pulses. Langmuir, 34, 16, 4914-4919 (2018).
  3. Fillafer, C., M. Mussel, J. Muchowski, and M. F. Schneider. On cell surface deformation during an action potential. Biophys. J. 114, 410-418 (2018)
  1. Kappler, J., S. Shrivastava, M. F. Schneider, and R. R. Netz. Nonlinear fractional waves at elastic interfaces. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2(11), 114804 (2017).
  2. Mussel, M., C. Fillafer, G. Ben-Porath, and M. F. Schneider. Surface deformation during an action potential in pearled cells. Phys. Rev. E, 96, 052406 (2017)
  3. Fillafer, C., A. Paeger, and M. F. Schneider. Collision of two action potentials in a single excitable cell. BBA-general subjects 1861, 3282-3286 (2017)
  1. Fichtl, B., S. Shrivastava and M. F. Schneider. Protons at the speed of sound: Predicting Specific biological signaling from physics. Sci. Rep. 6, 22874 (2016).
  2. Gorzelanny, C., R. Kmeth, A. Obermeier, A. T. Bauer, N. Halter, K. Kümpel, M. F. Schneider, A. Wixforth, H. Gollwitzer, R. Burgkart and B. Stritzker. Silver nanoparticle-enriched diamond-like carbon implant modification as a mammalian cell compatible surface with antimicrobial properties. Sci. Rep. 6, 22849 (2016).
  1. Strobl, F. G., D. Breyer, P. Link, A. A. Torrano, C. Bräuchle, M. F. Schneider, and A. Wixforth. A surface acoustic wave-driven micropump for particle uptake investigation under physiological flow conditions in very small volumes. Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 6(1), 414-419 (2015).
  2. Fillafer C. and M. F. Schneider. On the Excitation of Action Potentials by Protons and its Potential Implications for Cholinergic Transmission. Protoplasma:1-9 (2015).
  3. Shrivastava, S., K. H. Kang, and M. F. Schneider. Solitary Shock Waves near Phase Transition in Lipid Interfaces and Nerves. Phys. Rev. E 91, 012715 (2015).
  1. Strobl, F. G., F. Seitz, C. Westerhausen, A. Reller, A. A. Torrano, C. Bräuchle, C., A. Wixforth, and M. F. Schneider. Intake of silica nanoparticles by giant lipid vesicles: influence of particle size and thermodynamic membrane state. Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 5(1), 2468-2478 (2014).
  2. Shrivastava S. and M. F. Schneider. Evidence for 2D Solitary Sound Waves in a Lipid Controlled Interface and its Biological Implications. J. R. Soc. Interface,11, 97, 20140098 (2014).
  3. Kragh, T., Napoleone, M., Fallah, M. A, Gritsch, H., Schneider, M. F., and Reininger, A. J. High Shear Dependent von Willebrand Factor Self-assembly Fostered by Platelet Interaction and Controlled by ADAMTS13. Thrombosis Research 133.6 (2014).
  4. Huck,V., C. Gorzellany, M. F. Schneider and S.W. Schneider. The various states of von Willebrandfactor and their function in physiology and pathophysiology. Thrombosis Haemostasis 111.4:598-609 (2014).
  5. Hartman, A., M. Stamp, R. Kmeth, S. Buchegger, B. Stritzker,B. Saldamli, R. Burgkart, M.F. Schneider, A. Wixforth. A novel tool for dynamic cell adhesion studies - the De-Adhesion Number Investigator DANI. Lab Chip, 14, 542-546 (2014).
  1. Chen, H., J. I. Angerer, A. J. Reininger, S. W. Schneider, A. Wixforth, M. F. Schneider and A. Alexander-Katz. Hematocrit and flow rate regulate the adhesion of platelets to von Willebrand factor. Biomicrofluidics 7, 64113 (2013).
  2. Allah, M. A., V. Huck, V. Niemeyer, A. Desch, J. I. Angerer, T. A. J. McKinnon, A. Wixforth,1 S. W. Schneider and M. F. Schneider. Circulating but not immobilized N-deglycosylated von Willebrand factor increases platelet adhesion under flow conditions. Biomicrofluidics 7 044124 (2013).
  3. Fillafer C. and M. F. Schneider. Temperature and Excitable Cells: Testable predictions from a thermodynamic perspective. Commun Integr Biol. Nov 1, 2013; 6(6): e26730
  4. Shrivastava S. and M. F. Schneider. Opto-Mechanical Coupling in Interfaces Under Static and Propagative Conditions and its Biological Implications. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67524. doi:10.1371 / journal.pone.0067524 (2013).
  5. Fillafer C. and M. F. Schneider. On the Temperature Behavior of Pulse Propagation and Relaxation in Worms, Nerves and Gels. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66773. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066773 (2013).
  6. Chen, H., M. A. Fallah, V. Huck, J. I. Angerer, A. J. Reininger, S. W. Schneider, M. F. Schneider and A. Alexander-Katz. Blood-Clotting Inspired Reversible Polymer-Colloid Composite Assembly in Flow. Nature Comm. (4) 1333 (2013).


  1. Griesbauer, J., S. Boessinger, A. Wixforth, and M. F. Schneider. Simultaneously Propagating Voltage and Pressure Pulses in Lipid Monolayers of Pork Brain and Synthetic Lipids. Phys. Rev. E (86) 061909 (2012).
  2. Griesbauer, J., Boessinger, S., Wixforth, A., Schneider, M.F. Propagation of 2D Pressure Pulses in Lipid Monolayers and Its Possible Implications for Biology. Phys Rev Lett (108): 198103 (2012).
  3. Westerhausen, C. , F. Strobl, R. Herrmann, A. T. Bauer, S. W. Schneider, A. Reller, A. Wixforth, M. F. Schneider. Chemical and mechanical impact of silica nanoparticles on the phase transition behavior of phospholipid membranes in theory and experiment. Biophysical journal 102.5:1032-1038 (2012).
  4. Schneider, M.F., S. Nuschele, S. Shrivastava, C. Fillafer, B. Fichtl, I. Silman and K. Kaufmann. From Thermodynamic States to Biological Function by Einstein's Approach to Statistical Physics. Biophysical Journal, 102(3), p.292a (2012).


  1. Martin H., M. Wolf, J. Neumann, A. Wixforth, M. F. Schneider, J. O. Rädler. DNA concentration modulation on Supported Lipid Bilayers switched by Surface Acoustic Waves. accepted Langmuir (2011).
  2. Nilanda, S., C. Westerhausen, S. W. Schneider, B. Eckes, M. F. Schneider, and H. Eble. Biofunctionalization of a genetic collageneous triple helix with the I2a1 integrin binding site allows molecular force measurement. Int J Biochem and Cell Bio (43): 721-731 (2011)
  3. Bauer, A. T., E. A. Strozyk, C. Gorzelanny, C. Westerhausen. A. Desch, M. F. Schneider, and S. W. Schneider. Cytotoxicity of silica nanoparticles through exocytosis of von Willberand factor and necrotic cell death in primary human endothelial cells. Biomaterials 32(33): 8395-93 (2011).


  1. Neuman, J., M. Hennig, A. Wixforth, J. Rädler, M. F. Schneider. Transport, Separation, and Accumulation of Proteins on Supported Lipid Bilayers. Nanoletters 10 (8), pp 2903–2908 (2010).
  2. Steppich, D., J. Griesbauer, T. Frommelt, W. Appelt, , A. Wixforth, M.F. Schneider. Thermo-mechanic-electrical coupling in phospholipid monolayers near the critical point. Phys Rev E accepted (2010).
  3. Fallah, M. A., V. M. Myles, T. Krüger, K. Sritharan, A. Wixforth, F. Varnik, S.W. Schneider, M. F. Schneider. Acoustic driven flow and Lattice-Boltzmann simulations to study cell adhesion in biofunctionalized µ-fluidic channels with complex geometry. Biomicrofluidics. Accepted (2010)
  4. Sing, C.E., L. Schmid, M. F. Schneider, T. Franke and A. Alexander-Katz. Controlled surface-induced flows from the motion of self-assembled colloidal walkers PNAS 107 535-40 (2010).
  5. Sicker, M., J. Sabin, A. Keyvanloo, M. F. Schneider, J. L. Thewalt, A. E. Bailey, B. J. Frisken. Interaction of a Charged Polymer with Zwitterionic Lipid Vesicles Langmuir 2010, 26(6), 4095
  6. Griesbauer, J., A. Wixforth, H. M. Seeger, and M. F. Schneider. Method for the Monte Carlo based Simulation of Lipid-Monolayers including Lipid Movement. (arXiv only) arXiv:1012.4973 (2010).
  7. Krüger, T., M. A. Fallah, F. Varnik, M. F. Schneider, D. Raabe and A. Wixforth, A. Inertia effects and stress accumulation in a constricted duct: A combined experimental and lattice Boltzmann study. (arXiv only) arXiv:1001.5389 (2010).


  1. Griesbauer, J., A. Wixforth, M.F. Schneider “Sound propagation in lipid monolayer”. Biophys J 97, 2710 (2009).
  2. Fillafer, C., G. Ratzinger, J. Neumann, Z. Guttenberg, S. Dissauer, I. K. Lichtscheidl, M. Wirth, F. Gabor, M. F. Schneider An acoustically-driven biochip – Impact of flow on the cell-association of targeted drug carriers. Lab Chip - Cover Article 9 (19) (2009).
  3. Hennig, M., J. Neumann, A.Wixforth, J.O. Rädler and M.F. Schneider "Dynamic patterns in a supported lipid bilayer driven by surface acoustic waves" Lab Chip, 9, 3050 (2009)
  4. Franke, T., C. L. Leirer, A. Wixforth, N. Dan, M.F. Schneider. Phase-Transition- and Dissipation-Driven Budding in Lipid Vesicles. ChemPhysChem 10 (16), 2852 (2009).
  5. Wunderlich, B., C. T. Leirer, T. Heimburg, A. Wixforth, U. Keyser, L. Idzko, M. F. Schneider. Phase state dependent current fluctuations in pure lipid membrnaes. Biophys. J. 96, 4592 (2009).
  6. Franke, T., C. L. Leirer, A. Wixforth, M.F. Schneider. Phase Transition Induced Adhesion of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles ChemPhysChem 10 (16), 2858 (2009).
  7. Leirer, C. L., B. Wunderlich, V.M. Myles, M.F. Schneider. Phase Transition induced Fission in lipid vesicles. Biophysical Chemistry 143, 106 (2009).
  8. Lehrer, C. L., B. Wunderlich, A. Wixforth, M.F. Schneider. Thermodynamic relaxation drives expulsion in giant unilamellar vesicles. PhysBiol 6 (2009).


  1. T. Wehlus, G. Thorwarth, F. Schwarz, M.F. Schneider, B. Saldamli, B. Stritzker . Biocompatible DLC coatings by PBII: Effects of doping and surface roughness. Phys stat sol 5(4) 952 (2008)
  2. M.F. Schneider, Zeno Guttenberg, Stefan W. Schneider, Kumudesh Sritharan, Vanessa M. Myles,Umut Pamukci, and Achim Wixforth ChemPhysChem 9, 641 – 645 2008
  3. Schneider M.F. and Schneider S.W. „Von Willebrand factor ein intelligenter Gefäßkleber“. BioSpektrum 2:134-137 (2008)
  4. D. Steppich J.I. Angerer, K. Sritharan, S.W. Schneider, S. Thalhammer, A. Wixforth, A. Alexander-Katz, M.F. Schneider BiophysBiochemResComm 369(2):507-512 (2008).
  5. Klinkhardt, U, Guttenberg, Z., Schneider S. W., Schneider, M.F. Drug-Monitoring mit einem SAW getriebenen Mikrofluidik-System. Deutsche Zeitschrift for clinical Research. 3(4), 45, (2008)


  1. B. Griepernau, S. Leis, M. F. Schneider, M. Sikor, D. Steppich, R. A. Böckmann 1-Alkanols and Membranes: A Story of Attraction. BBA Biomembranes 1768, 2899, (2007)
  2. S. W. Schneider, S. Nuschele, A. Wixforth, C. Gorzelannzy, A. Alexander-Katz, R. R. Netz, M. F. Schneider Shear-induced unfolding triggers adhesion of von Willebrand factor fibers PNAS Vol. 104 (19):7899 (2007) Highlighted by J. Sadler as a “Landmark paper” (Medicine 1000).
  3. Goerge T., Kleinerüschkamp F., Barg A., Schnaeker E-V, Huck V., Schneider MF, Steinhoff M, Stefan W. Schneider SW. Microfluidic reveals generation of platelet-strings on tumor- activated endothelium 2007 (98) 283.
  4. Barg A., Ossig R., Goerge T., Schneider M. F., Kleinrüschkamp F., Schillers H., Oberleithner H., and Schneider S. W.: "Soluble plasma-derived von Willebrand factor selfassembles to a hemostatically active vWF network" Thrombosis Haemostasis Vol. 97 p. 514-526 Cover Article (2007)
  5. Volker Huck, André Niemeyer, Tobias Goerge, Eva-Maria Schnaeker, Rainer Ossig, Phillip Rogge, Matthias F. Schneider, Hans Oberleithner, Stefan W. Schneider: Delay of acute intracellular pH recovery after acidosis decreases endothelial cell activation. J Cellul Physiol 211:399-409, 2007


  1. Alexander-Katz A., Schneider M. F., Schneider S. W., Wixforth A., and Netz R. R.: "Shear-flow induced unfolding of polymeric globules" Physical Review Letters 97:138101, 2006
  2. K. Sritharan, C. J. Strobl, M. F. Schneider, Z. Guttenberg A. Wixforth Acoustic Mixing At Low Reynold's Numbers (2006) Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 054102 (Highlighted in Journal of Analytical Chemistry)


  1. Tanaka M., Rehfeldt F., Schneider M.F., Mathe G., Albersdoerfer A., Neumaier K.R., Purrucker O., Sackmann E.: Wetting and dewetting of extracellular matrix and glycocalix models J Phys Cond Matter,17 (9) ,S 649-663 8 (2005)
  2. Tanaka M., Rehfeldt F., Schneider M.F., Gege C., Schmidt R.R., Funari S.S.: Oligomer to Polymer Transition in Short Ethylene Glycol Chains Connected to Mobile Hydrophobic Anchors ChemPhysChem, 6 (101) (2005)
  3. Schneider, M. F., D. Andelman and M. Tanaka. Stripes of partially fluorinated alkyl chains: Dipolar Langmuir monolayers. The Journal of chemical physics 122.9:094717 (2005).


  1. C. Gege, M. F. Schneider, G. Schumacher, L. Limozin, U. Rothe, G. Bendas: Functional Microdomains of Glycolipids with Partially Fluorinated Membrane Anchors: Impact On Cell Adhesion ChemPhysChem, 5, p216-224 (Cover Article) (2004)
  2. V. Vautrin, T. Zemb, M. F. Schneider, M. Tanaka: Balance of pH and Ionic Strength Influences on Chain Melting Transition in Catanionic Vesicles J Phys Chem B 108, 7986, (2004)


  1. M. Tanaka, M. F. Schneider, G. Brezesinski: In-Plane Morphology of Synthetic Oligolactose Lipid Monolayers - Impact of Saccharide Chain Length ChemPhysChem, 4 (12), p: 1316-1322 (2003)
  2. Schneider M.F., Zantl R, Gege C, Schmidt RR, Rappolt M, Tanaka M. Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Balance Determines Morphology of Glycolipids with Oligolactose Headgroups. Biophys J, 84, 1 , pp.306-13 (2003).


  1. Schneider M. F., K. Lim, G. G. Fuller, M. Tanaka: Rheology of Glycocalix Model at Air/Water Interface PCCP 4 (10), 1945-52 (2001).
  2. Schneider M. F., G. Mathe, M. Tanaka, C. Gege, R. R. Schmidt: Thermodynamic Properties and Swelling Behaviour of Glycolipid Monolayers at Interfaces J. Phys. Chem. B (2001) 105, 5178-5185


  1. D. C. Winter, Schneider M. F., G. V. O'Sullivan, Harvey, J. P. Geibel: Rapid Effects of Aldosteron on Sodium-Hydrogen Exchange in Isolated Colonic Crypts J. Membrane Biol. 170, 17-26 (1999)
  2. Schneider M. F., D. Marsh, W. Jahn, B. Kloesgen, and T. Heimburg. Network Formation of Lipid Membranes: Triggering Structural Transitions by Chain Melting. PNAS USA, 9,6 (25) 14312-7 (1999)


Book chapters

  1. Steppich, D., Wixforth, A., Thalhammer, S., Schneider M.F.. Nanomechanics and Microfluidics as a Tool for Unravelling Blood Clotting Disease. in "Applied Scanning Probe Methods - Vol. 11-13" by B. Bhushan & H. Fuchs. Springer (2008).
  2. Frommelt T., Schneider M.F., Wixforth, A. Acoustic Methods in Microdrops and Digital Microfluidics. By Berthier Jean in William Andrew Inc. (2008).
  3. Thalhammer S., Schneider M.F., Wixforth A. Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip System in Life Sciences. In Nanoscale Phenomena Fundamentals and Applications. Springer Appears (2009).