Hörning et al. J. of Struct. Biol. 2020

Circulating re-entrant waves promote maturation of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes in self-organized tissue ring
J. Li, L. Zhang, L. Yu, I. Minami, S. Miyagawa, M. Hörning, J. Dong, J. Qiao, X. Qu, Y. Hua, Fujimoto, Y. Shiba, Y. Zhao, F. Tang, S. Miyagawa, Y. Chen, Y. Sawa, C. Tang, L. Liu
Comunications Biology, 3, 122, 2020
doi : 10.1038/s42003-020-0853-0

Brief Summary: ''HiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes can form three-dimensional self-organized tissue rings... the trained tissue show matured features including increased cardiac-specific gene expression, enhanced Ca2+-handling properties, an increased oxygen-consumption rate, and enhanced contractile force. A mathematical model interprets the origination, propagation, and long-term behavior of the findings.''

Hörning et al. J. of Struct. Biol. 2020

Mineralized scale patterns on the cell periphery of the chrysophyte Mallomonas determined by comparative 3D Cryo-FIB SEM data processing
M. Hörning, A. Schertel, R. Schneider, M.-L. Lemloh, M. R. Schweikert, and I. M. Weiss
Journal for Structural Biology, 209, 107403, 2020
doi : 10.1016/j.jsb.2019.10.005

Brief Summary: ''Computational automated routines and principal component analysis of the experimentally extracted Mallomonas data created a realistic mathematical model based on the Fibonacci pattern theory. A complete in silico scale case of Mallomonas was reconstructed showing an optimized scale coverage on the cell surface.''

History of races

Date Event-Name  Swim  Bike  Run Time Rage Rall
2019/09/08 Jedermann-Triathlon Sindelfingen 00:11:26 00:53:33 00:21:45  1:26:45 22.  211.
500m 17 km 4 km


This image is based on an introductory tutorial (CG Boost). I have added a red wine glass that I modeled some time before. There are still some small issues with the image.
My first project following the tutorial of Blender Guru showing my personal interpretation of a donut and a well shaped coffee mug.
A trial to make neon-letters on a brick wall. It does not look that real yet, since it is missing a frame and some cables.
Here I tried some new features in Blender 2.80 using Fresnel effects, emission shading, and noise texture mapping.
This graphic started as a project for a potential journal cover of a paper. A similar version of that graphic got published as a homepage banner for the Biophysical Journal in 2019.
A lazy project, where I used an optical mapped cardiac tissue showing Calcium waves. One wave is trapped on an obstacle (black circle) and one wave originates from a pair of electrodes.
This illustration highlights my Diploma thesis. I used the materials for Enceladus and the Cassini spacecraft that are available at the NASA homepage. It's simple, but nice.
This image is supposed to highlight the mechano-sensing of motile cells on rigid substrates. My kids called it the monster cell. I build it up from skratch and used a wave-let generator in blender.