C.A. Rickert, B. Wittmann, R. Fromme, and O. Lieleg. Highly Transparent Covalent Mucin Coatings Improve the Wettability and Tribology of Hydrophobic Contact Lenses, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. accepted (2020)

75) C.A. Rickert, T.M. Lutz, M. Marczynski, and O. Lieleg. Several Sterilization Strategies Maintain the Functionality of Mucin Glycoproteins, Macromolecular Bioscience. 2000090 (2020)
74) H. Yan, M. Hjorth, B. Winkeljann, I. Dobryden, O. Lieleg, and T. Crouzier. Glyco-modification of mucin hydrogels to investigate their immune activity, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 12 (17) 19324-19336 (2020)
73) M.J. Ertelt, M. Raith, J. Eisinger, C.U. Große, and O. Lieleg. Bacterial additives improve the water resistance of mortar. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 8 (14) 5704-5715 (2020)

M. Kretschmer and O. Lieleg, Chelate chemistry governs ion-specific stiffening of Bacillus subtilis B-1 and Azotobacter vinelandii biofilms, Biomaterials Science. 8 (7) 1923-1933 (2020)

71) B. Winkeljann, M.G. Bauer, M. Marczynski, T. Rauh, S. Sieber and O. Lieleg. Covalent mucin coatings form stable anti-biofouling layers on a broad range of medical polymer materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces. 7 (4) 1902069 (2020)

C. Falcón García, M. Kretschmer, C. Lozano-Andrade, M. Schönleitner, A. Dragoš, Á.T. Kovács, and O. Lieleg. Metal ions weaken the hydrophobicity and antibiotic resistance of Bacillus subtilis NCIB 3610 biofilms, NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes. 6 (1) 1 (2019)


M. Marczynski, C. Rickert, S. Semerdzhiev, W. van Dijk, I. Segers-Nolten, M.M.A.E. Claessens, and O. Lieleg, Alpha-Synuclein penetrates mucin hydrogels despite its mucoadhesive properties, Biomacromolecules. 20 (12) 4332-4344 (2019)


M. Marczynski, B.N. Balzer, K. Jiang, T.M. Lutz, T. Crouzier, and O. Lieleg, Charged glycan residues critically contribute to the adsorption and lubricity of mucins, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 187, 110614 (2019)


H. Yan, C. Seignez, M. Hjorth, B. Winkeljann, M. Blakeley, O. Lieleg, M. Philipson, and T. Crouzier, Immune-informed mucin hydrogels evade fibrotic foreign body response in vivo, Advanced Functional Materials. 29 (46) 1902581 (2019)


E. N. Hayta and O. Lieleg, Biopolymer-enriched B. subtilis NCIB biofilms exhibit increased erosion resistance, Biomaterials Science. 7, 4675 - 4686 (2019)

65) J. Lang, B. Winkeljann, O. Lieleg and C. Zollfrank,  Continuous Synthesis and Application of Novel, Archaeoinspired Tackifiers from Birch Bark Waste, ACS Sustainable Chemistry + Engineering.  7 (15) 13157-13166 (2019)
64) J. Song, B. Winkeljann, O. Lieleg, The lubricity of mucin solutions is robust towards changes in physiological conditions, ACS Applied Bio Materials. 2, 8, 3448-3457 (2019)

B. Winkeljann, P.-M. A. Leipold and O. Lieleg, Macromolecular coatings enhance the tribological performance of polymer-based lubricants, Advanced Materials Interfaces. 6 (16) 1900366 (2019)


C. Kimna and O. Lieleg, Engineering an orchestrated release avalanche from hydrogels using DNA-nanotechnology, Journal of Controlled Release. 304, 19-28 (2019)

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61) M. Klotz, M. Kretschmer, A. Goetz, S. Ezendam, O. Lieleg and M. Opitz, Importance of the biofilm matrix for the erosion stability of Bacillus subtilis NCIB 3610 biofilms, RSC Advances. 9, 11521 - 11529 (2019)
60) C. Falcon Garcia, F. Stangl, A. Götz, W. Zhao, S. Sieber, M. Opitz, and O. Lieleg, Topographical alterations render bacterial biofilms susceptible to chemical and mechanical stress, Biomaterials Science. 7, 220 – 232 (2019)
59) M. Kiumarsi, M. Shahbazi, S. Yeganehzad, D. Majchrzak, O. Lieleg and B. Winkeljann, Relation between structural, mechanical and sensory properties of gluten-free bread as affected by modified dietary fibers, Food Chemistry. 30, 664-673 (2019)
58) M. Marczynski, B.T. Käsdorf, B. Altaner, A. Wenzler, U. Gerland, and O. Lieleg, Transient binding promotes molecule penetration into mucin hydrogels by enhancing molecular partitioning, Biomaterials Science. 6, 3373 - 3387 (2018)
57) H. Yan, C. Chircov, X. Zhong, B. Winkeljann, I. Dobryden, H.E. Nilsson, O. Lieleg, P.M. Claesson, Y.S. Hedberg, and T. Crouzier, Reversible condensation of mucins into nanoparticles, Langmuir. 34 (45) 13615-13625 (2018)
56) A. Dragoš, M. Martin, C. Falcón Garcia, L. Kricks, P. Pausch, Th. Heimerl, B. Bálint, G. Maróti, G. Bange, D. López, O. Lieleg and Á.T. Kovács, Collapse of genetic division of labour and evolution of autonomy in pellicle biofilms, Nature Micobiology. 3, 1451–1460 (2018)
55) B. Winkeljann, A.B. Bussmann, M.G. Bauer and O. Lieleg, Oscillatory tribology performed with a commercial shear rheometer, Biotribology. 14, 11-18 (2018)
54)B. Winkeljann, B. Käsdorf, J. Boekhoven and O. Lieleg, Macromolecular coating enables tunable selectivity in a porous PDMS matrix, Macromolecular Bioscience. 18 (2) 1700311 (2017)


A. Dragoš, N. Lakshmanan, M. Martin, B. Horváth, G. Maróti, C. Falcón García, O. Lieleg and A. Kovács, Evolution of exploitative interactions during diversification in Bacillus subtilis biofilms, FEMS Microbiology Ecology. DOI:10.1093/femsec/fix155, 94 (1) (2018)

52) B. Winkeljann, K. Boettcher, B. Balzer and O. Lieleg, Mucin coatings prevent tissue damage at the cornea-contact lens-interface, Advanced Materials Interfaces. 19 (4) 1700186 (2017)
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51) B. Käsdorf, F. Weber, G. Petrou, , V. Srivastava, T. Crouzier and O. Lieleg, Mucin-inspired lubrication on hydrophobic surfaces, Biomacromolecules. 18 (8) 2454-2462 (2017)
50) K. Boettcher, B. Winkeljann, T. Schmidt and O. Lieleg, Quantification of cartilage wear morphologies in unidirectional sliding experiments: influence of different macromolecular lubricants, Biotribology. 12, 43–51 (2017)
49) S. Kesel, B. von Bronk, C. Falcón Garcia, A. Götz, O. Lieleg and M. Opitz, Matrix composition determines the dimensions of Bacillus subtilis NCIB 3610 biofilm colonies grown on LB agar, RSC Advances. 7 (51) 31886 - 31898 (2017)
48) M. Tena-Solsona, B. Rieß, R.K. Grötsch, F.C. Löhrer, C. Wanzke, B. Käsdorf, A.R. Bausch, P. Müller-Buschbaum, O. Lieleg and J. Boekhoven, Non-equilibrium dissipative supramolecular materials with a tunable lifetime, Nature Communications. 8, 15895 (2017)
47) M. Werb, C. Falcón García, N. Bach, S. Grumbein, S. Sieber, M. Opitz and O. Lieleg, Surface topology affects wetting behavior of Bacillus subtilis biofilms, NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes. 3 (1) 11 (2017)
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46) M. Tallawi, M. Opitz and O. Lieleg, Modulation of the mechanical properties of bacterial biofilms in response to environmental challenges, Biomaterials Science. 5 (5) 887 - 900 (2017)
45) C. Nowald, B. Käsdorf and O. Lieleg, Controlled nanoparticle release from a hydrogel by DNA-mediated particle disaggregation, Journal of Controlled Release. 246, 71-78 (2017)
44) F. Arends, H. Chaudhary, P. Janmey, M.M.A.E. Claessens, and O. Lieleg, Lipid Head Group Charge and Fatty Acid Configuration Dictate Liposome Mobility in Neurofilament Networks, Macromolecular Bioscience. 17 (2) 1600229 (2017)
43) S. Grumbein, M.Werb, M. Opitz, and O. Lieleg, Elongational Rheology of bacterial Biofilms in situ, Journal of Rheology.  60 (6) 1085-1094 (2016)
42) F. Arends and O. Lieleg, Biophysical Properties of the Basal Lamina: A Highly Selective Extracellular Matrix, book chapter in Extracellular Matrix in the Human Body, ISBN 978-953-51-2416-0, edited by Francesco Travascio (2016)
41) S. Grumbein, D. Minev, M. Tallawi, K. Boettcher, F. Prade, F. Pfeiffer, C.U. Große and O. Lieleg, Hydrophobic Properties of Biofilm-Enriched Hybrid Mortar, Advanced Materials. 28 (37) 8315 (2016)
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40) V.J. Schöming, B.T. Käsdorf, Ch. Scholz, K. Bidmon, O. Lieleg and S. Berensmeier, An optimized purification process for porcine gastric mucin with preservation of its native functional properties, RSC Advances. 6 (50) 44932-44943 (2016)
39) M. Biegler, J. Delius, B. Käsdorf, T. Hofmann, and O. Lieleg, Cationic astringents alter the tribological and rheological properties of human saliva and salivary mucin solutions, Biotribology. 6, 12-20 (2016)
38) S. Kesel, S.Grumbein, I. Gümperlein, M. Tallawi, A-K. Marel, O. Lieleg, and M. Opitz, Direct comparison of material properties of Bacillus subtilis NCIB 3610 and B-1 biofilms, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82 (8) 2424-2432 (2016)
37) K. Boettcher; S. Kienle; J. Nachtsheim; R. Burgkart; Th. Hugel and O. Lieleg, The structure and mechanical properties of articular cartilage are highly resilient towards transient dehydration, Acta Biomaterialia. 29, 180-187 (2016)  
36) C. Nowald, A. Penk, H-Y Chiu, T. Bein, D. Huster and O. Lieleg, A selective mucin/methylcellulose hybrid Gel with tailored properties, Macromol. Bioscience. 16 (4) 567-579 (2016)
35) B. Käsdorf, F. Arends and O. Lieleg, Diffusion regulation in the vitreous humor, Biophysical Journal. 109 (10) 2171-2181 (2015)
34) D. Walker, B.T. Käsdorf, H-H Jeong, O. Lieleg, P. Fischer, Enzymatically active biomimetic mircropropellers for the penetration of mucin gels, Science Advances. 1 (11) e1500501 (2015)
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33) T. Crouzier, K. Boettcher, A.R. Geonnotti, N.L. Kavanaugh, J.B. Hirsch, K. Ribbeck, and O. Lieleg, Modulating Mucin Hydration and Lubrication by Deglycosilation and Polyethylene Glycol Binding, Advanced Materials Interfaces. 2 (18) 1500308 (2015)
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32) S. Kienle, K. Boettcher, L. Wiegleb, J. Urban, R. Burgkart, O. Lieleg and Th. Hugel, Comparison of friction and wear of articular cartilage on different length scales, Journal of Biomechanics. 48 (12) 7265, 3052-3058 (2015)
31) F. Arends, S. Sellner, Ph. Seifert, U. Gerland, M. Rehberg, O. Lieleg, A microfluidics approach to study the accumulation of molecules at basal lamina interfaces, Lab on a Chip. 15 (16) 3326 - 3334 (2015)

M. Maier, K.W. Müller, C. Heussinger, S. Köhler, W.A. Wall, A.R. Bausch, O. Lieleg, A single charge in the actin binding domain of fascin can independently tune the linear and non-linear response of an actin bundle network, The European Physical Journal E. 38 (5) 50 (2015)

29)F. Arends, C. Nowald, K. Pflieger, K. Boettcher, S. Zahler and O. Lieleg, The biophysical properties of basal lamina gels depend on the biochemical composition of the gel, PlosOne. 10 (2) e0118090 (2015)
28) S. Kesel, F. Moormann, I. Gümperlein, A. Mader, M. Morikawa, O. Lieleg and M. Opitz, Draft Genome sequence of the biofilm producing Bacillus subtilis strain B-1 isolated from an oil field, Genome Announcements. 2 (6) e01163-14 (2014)
27)K. Boettcher, S. Grumbein, U. Winkler, J. Nachtsheim, and O. Lieleg, Adapting a commercial shear rheometer for applications in cartilage research, Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 093903 (2014)
26)S. Kesel, A. Mader, P. Seeberger, O. Lieleg and M. Opitz, Carbohydrate-coating reduces adhesion of biofilm forming Bacillus subtilis to gold surfaces, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80 (19) 5911-7 (2014)
25) K.W. Müller, R.F. Bruinsma, O. Lieleg, A.R. Bausch, W.A. Wall and A.J. Levine, Rheology of semiflexible bundle networks with transient linkers, Physical Review Letters. 113 (4) 049901112 (2014)
24)S. Grumbein, M. Opitz and O. Lieleg, Selected metal ions protect Bacillus subtilis biofilms from erosion, Metallomics, 6 (8) 1441-1450 (2014)
23)F. Arends, R. Baumgaertel and O. Lieleg, Ion-Specific Effects Modulate the Diffusive Mobility of Colloids in an Extracellular Matrix Gel, Langmuir. 29 (51) 15965-15973 (2013) 
22)A.S. Critchfield, G. Yao, A. Jaishankar, R.S. Friedlander, O. Lieleg, P.S. Doyle, G. McKinley, M. House and K. Ribbeck, Cervical Mucus Properties Stratify Risk for Preterm Birth, PLoS ONE. 8 (8) e69528 (2013)
21)O. Lieleg, C. Lieleg, J. Bloom, C. Buck and K. Ribbeck, Mucin biopolymers as broad-spectrum antiviral agents, Biomacromolecules. 13 (6) 1724-1732 (2012) in the news: Science Daily, Fox News
20)L. Li, O. Lieleg, S. Jang, K. Ribbeck and J. Han, A Microfluidic In Vitro System for the Quantitative Study of the Stomach Mucus Barrier Function, Lab on Chip. 12 (20) 4071-4079 (2012)
19) I. Vladescu, O. Lieleg, S. Jang and K. Ribbeck, A bead translocation assay to probe bulk transport through hydrogels, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 101 (1) 436-442 (2012)
18) O. Lieleg and K. Ribbeck, Biological hydrogels as selective diffusion barriers, Trends in Cell Biology. 21 (9) 543-551 (2011)
17) O. Lieleg, M. Caldara, R. Baumgärtel and K. Ribbeck, Mechanical robustness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms, Soft Matter. 7 (7) 3307-3314 (2011)
16) O. Lieleg, J. Kayser, G. Brambilla, L. Cipelletti and A.R. Bausch, Complex Slow Dynamics in Bundled Cytoskeletal Networks, Nature Materials. 10 (3) 236-242 (2011)
15)O. Lieleg, I. Vladescu and K. Ribbeck, Characterization of particle translocation through mucin hydrogels, Biophysical Journal. 98 (9) 1782-1789 (2010)
14)O. Lieleg, M.M.A.E. Claessens and A.R. Bausch, Structure and Dynamics of Cross-linked Actin Networks, Soft Matter. 6 (2) 218-2256 (2010)  
13)O. Lieleg, K.M. Schmoller, K.R. Purdy Drew, M.M.A.E. Claessens, C. Semmrich, L. Zheng, J.R. Bartles and A.R. Bausch, Structural and Viscoelastic Properties of Actin Bundle Networks Formed by Espin or Pathologically Relevant Espin Mutants, ChemPhysChem. 10 (6) 2813-2817 (2009)
12)O. Lieleg, R.M. Baumgärtel and A.R. Bausch, Selective Filtering of Particles by the Extracellular Matrix: An Electrostatic Bandpass, Biophysical Journal. 97 (6) 1569-1577 (2009)
11)K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg and A. R. Bausch, Structural and Viscoelastic Properties of Actin/Filamin Networks: Cross-linked versus Bundled Networks, Biophysical Journal. 97 (1) 83- 89 (2009) 


O. Lieleg, K.M. Schmoller, M.M.A.E. Claessens and A.R. Bausch, Cytoskeletal Polymer Networks: Viscoelastic Properties are Determined by the Microscopic Interaction Potential of Cross-links, Biophysical Journal. 96 (11) 4725-4732 (2009)
9)O. Lieleg, C.J. Cyron, K.M. Schmoller, Y. Luan, W.A. Wall and A.R. Bausch, Structural Polymorphism in Heterogeneous Cytoskeletal Networks, Soft Matter. 5 (9) 1796-1803 (2009)
8) K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg and A.R. Bausch, Internal Stress in Kinetically Trapped Actin Bundle Networks, Soft Matter. 4 (12) 2365-2367 (2008)
7)K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg and A.R. Bausch, Cross-linking Molecules Modify Composite Actin Networks Independently, Phys. Rev. Lett.. 101 (11) 118102 (2008)
6)O. Lieleg, M.M.A.E. Claessens, Y. Luan and A.R. Bausch, Transient Binding and Dissipation in Cytoskeletal Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (10) 108101 (2008)
5)S. Köhler, O. Lieleg and A. R. Bausch, Rheological Characterization of the Bundling Transition in F-actin Solutions Induced by Methylcellulose, PLoS ONE. 3 (7) e2736 (2008) 
4)Y. Luan, O. Lieleg, B. Wagner and A.R. Bausch, Micro- and Macrorheological Properties of Isotropically Cross-Linked Actin Networks, Biophysical Journal. 94, 688-693 (2008)
3)O. Lieleg and A.R. Bausch, Cross-linker Unbinding and Self-Similarity in Bundled Cytoskeletal Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 158105 (2007)
2) O. Lieleg, M.M.A.E. Claessens, C. Heussinger, E. Frey and A.R. Bausch, Mechanics of Bundled Semiflexible Polymer Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett.. 99, 088102 (2007)
1)O. Lieleg, M. López-García, C. Semmrich, J. Auernheimer, H. Kessler and A. R. Bausch, Specific Integrin Labelling in Living Cells Using Functionalized Nanocrystals, Small. 3 (9) 1560-1565 (2007)