University of Heidelberg



I. B. Bischofs  Sporenbildung bei Bacillus subtilis: Masse oder Klasse, Biospektrum 6/20, S. 606-608, 2020.


  • B.K. Steinfeld*, Q. Cui*, T. Schmidt and I. B. Bischofs
    Communication determines population-level fitness under cation stress by modulating the ratio of motile to sessile B. subtilis cells
    doi:, 2021


  • L. Ernst, B. Steinfeld, U. Barayeu, T. Klintzsch, M. Kurth , D. Grimm, T. P. Dick, J. G. Rebelein, I. B. Bischofs and Frank Keppler
    Methane formation driven by reactive oxygen species across all living organisms
    Nature,, 2022

  • A. Dragoš, B. Priyadarshini, Z. Hasan, M. Lenz-Strube, P. J. Kempen, G. Maróti, C. Kaspar, B. Bose, B. M. Burton, I. B. Bischofs and Á. T. Kovács
    Pervasive prophage recombination occurs during evolution of spore-forming Bacilli
    ISME J. 15, 1344–1358, 2021

  • I. B. Bischofs
    Sporenbildung bei Bacillus subtilis: Masse oder Klasse
    Biospektrum 6/20, S. 606-608, 2020
  • A. Mutlu, C. Kaspar, N. Becker and I. B. Bischofs
    A spore quality-quantity tradeoff favors diverse sporulation strategies in B. subtilis
    The ISME J., 14, 2703–2714, 2020
  • H. Babel, P. Naranjo-Meneses, S. Trauth, S. Schulmeister, G. Malengo, V. Sourjik and I. B. Bischofs
    Ratiometric population sensing by a pump-probe signaling system in Bacillus subtilis
    Nature Communications 11, 1176, 2020
  • R. Spilger, T. Schwackenhofer, C. Kaspar, I. Bischofs and K. Rohr
    Deep segmentation of bacteria at different stages of the life cycle
    Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin. Informatik aktuell. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2020
  • I. Lytvynenko, H. Paternoga, A. Thrun, A. Balke, T.A. Müller, C.H. Chiang, K. Nagler, G. Tsapraillis, S. Anders, I. Bischofs, J.A. Maupin-Furlow, C. M. T. Spahn and C. A. P. Joazeiro
    Alanine tails signal proteolysis in bacterial ribosome-associated quality control
    Cell, 178(1),76-90, 2019
  • V. Bettenworth, B. Steinfeld, H. Duin, K. Petersen, W. R. Streit, I. Bischofs and A. Becker
    Phenotypic heterogeneity in bacterial quorum sensing systems
    Journal of Molecular Biology 431 (23), 4530-4546, 2019
  • A. Mutlu, S. Trauth, M. Ziesack, K. Nagler, J. Bergeest, K. Rohr, N. Becker, T. Höfer and I. B. Bischofs
    Phenotypic memory in Bacillus subtilis links dormancy entry and exit by a spore quantity-quality tradeoff
    Nature Communications 9:69, 2018
  • H. Babel and I. B. Bischofs
    Molecular and cellular factors control signal transduction via switchable allosteric modulator proteins (SAMPs)
    BMC Systems Biology 10:35, 2016
  • D. Wolf, V. Rippa, J.C. Mobarec, P.Sauer, L. Adlung, P. Kolb and I. B. Bischofs
    The quorum sensing regulator ComA from Bacillus subtilis activates transcription using topologically distinct DNA motifs
    Nucleic Acids Research 44, No.5, 2160-2172, 2016
  • S. Pande, S. Shitut, L. Freund, M. Westermann, F. Bertels, C. Colesie, I. B. Bischofs and C. Kost
    Metabolic cross-feeding via inter-cellular nanotubes among bacteria
    Nature Communications 6: 6238, 2015
  • Liluashvili V.,Bergeest J.-P., Harder N., Ziesack M., Mutlu A., Bischofs I.B. and K. Rohr
    Automatic Single-Cell Segmentation and Tracking of Bacterial Cells in Fluorescence Microscopy Images
    Informatik aktuell, H. Handels et al., Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2015
  • B. Drees, M. Reiger, K. Jung, I.B. Bischofs
    A Modular View of the Diversity of Cell-Density-Encoding Schemes in Bacterial Quorum-Sensing Systems
    Biophysical Journal 107(1) 266-77, 2014
  • S. Trauth, I.B. Bischofs
    Ectopic Integration Vectors for Generating Fluorescent Promoter Fusions in Bacillus subtilis with Minimal Dark Noise
    PLoS ONE 9(5) e98360, 2014, featured by Bacillus Genetic Stock Center, June 2014
  • P. Guthardt Torres, I.B. Bischofs, U.S. Schwarz
    Contractile network models for adherent cells
    Phys. Rev. E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 85:011913, 2012
  • I. B. Bischofs
    Cell and tissue organization in soft materials: insight from mathematical and biophysical modelling
    In: Cell and Tissue Engineering, edited by B. Obradovic, Springer, 2012, p119-134
  • I.B. Bischofs, J. Hug, A. Liu, D.M. Wolf and A.P. Arkin
    Complexity in bacterial cell-cell communication: Quorum signal integration and subpopulation signaling in the B. subtilis phosphorelay
    Proc. Nat. Acad. USA, 106(16), 6459-6464, 2009
  • I.B. Bischofs, S. Schmidt and U.S. Schwarz
    Effect of adhesion geometry and rigidity on cellular force distributions
    Phys. Rev. Letters 103 (4), Art. No. 048101, 2009
  • D.M. Wolf, L. Fontaine-Bodin, I.B. Bischofs, G. Price, J. Keasling & A.P. Arkin
    Memory in microbes: Quantifying history dependent behaviour in a bacterium
    PLoS ONE 3(2) e17000 18324309, 2008
  • I.B. Bischofs, F. Klein, D.Lehnert, M. Bastmeyer, U.S. Schwarz
    Filamentous network mechanics and active contractility determine cell and tissue shape
    Biophysical Journal 95(7), 3488-3496, 2008
  • A. Zemel, I.B. Bischofs, S.A. Safran
    Active elasticity of gels with contractile cells
    Phys. Rev. Letters 97 (12), Art.No. 128103, 2006
  • I.B. Bischofs, U.S. Schwarz
    Collective effects in cellular structure formation mediated by compliant environments: a Monte Carlo study
    Acta Biomaterialia, 2 , 253-265, 2006
  • U.S. Schwarz, T. Erdmann, I.B. Bischofs
    Focal adhesions as mechanosensors: the two-spring model
    Biosystems, 83, 225-232, 2006
  • U.S. Schwarz, I.B. Bischofs
    Physical determinants of cell organization in soft media
    Medical Engineering & Physics 27, 763-772, 2005
  • I. B. Bischofs, U.S. Schwarz
    Effect of Poisson ratio on cellular structure formation
    Phys. Rev. Letters 95 (6), Art. No. 068102, 2005
  • I.B. Bischofs, S.A. Safran, U.S. Schwarz
    Elastic interactions of active cells with soft materials 
    Phys. Rev. E 69, Art.No.021911(17), 2004
  • I.B. Bischofs, U.S. Schwarz
    Cell organization in soft media due to active mechanosensing
    Proc. Nat. Acad. USA 100 (16), 9274-9279, 2003
  • I.B. Bischofs, V.N. Kostur, P.B. Allen
    Polaron and bipolaron defects in a charge density wave: A model for lightly doped BaBiO3
    Phys. Rev. B 65 (11), Art. No. 115112, 2002
  • P.B. Allen, I.B. Bischofs
    Self-trapped exciton defects in a charge density wave: Electronic Excitations of BaBiO3
    Phys. Rev. B 65 (11), Art. No. 115113, 2002
  • I.B. Bischofs, P.B. Allen, Kostur V.N., R. Bhargarva
    Topological doping of a three-dimensional Peierls system: Predicted structure of doped BaBiO3
    Phys. Rev. B 66 (17), Art. No. 174108, 2002


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