Pól Martin Bendix

Pól Martin Bendix

group leader

Poul Martin Bendix is an associate professor in Biophysics and is leading the Experimental Biophysics lab at the Niels Bohr Institute. His main research interests include biophysics and dynamics of cell surface structures and associated proteins. Also, he has worked extensively with interactions between light and nanoparticles with respect to both heating and trapping. He received the Young Investigator Award in 2011 from the Villum Foundation and in 2015 a Sapere Aude research leader grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research.

Primary fields of research

Thermoplasmonics of nanostructures and its applications to biology

Biophysics of the cell surface

Membrane repair

Quantitative optical trapping of nanostructures

Membrane proteins

Membrane curvature sensing by proteins

Membrane shaping by proteins

Super resolution microscopy (STORM)

Teaching

Teaches Introduction to biophysics at the NBI and at Foodscience

Teaches Cell mechanics and single molecule biophysics at NBI

Supervision is performed within all scientific areas mentioned under research

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Curvature- and Phase-Induced Protein Sorting Quantified in Transfected Cell-Derived Giant Vesicles

    Moreno-Pescador, G., Florentsen, C. D., Østbye, H., Sønder, S. L., Boye, T. L., Veje, E. L., Sonne, A. K., Semsey, S., Nylandsted, J., Daniels, R. & Bendix, P. M., Jun 2019, In : ACS NANO. 13, 6, p. 6689-6701

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Plasmonic Heating of Nanostructures

    Jauffred, L., Samadi, A., Klingberg, H., Bendix, P. M. & Oddershede, L. B., 10 Jul 2019, In : Chemical Reviews. 119, 13, p. 8087-8130

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Helical buckling of actin inside filopodia generates traction

    Leijnse, N., Oddershede, L. B. & Bendix, P. M., 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS). 112, 1, p. 136-141

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Quantification of nano-scale intermembrane contact areas using fluorescence resonance energy transfer

    Bendix, P. M., Pedersen, M. S. & Stamou, D., 2009, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America. 106, 30, p. 12341-12346 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    An active biopolymer network controlled by molecular motors

    Koenderink, G. H., Dogic, Z., Nakamura, F. & Bendix, P. M., 8 Sep 2009, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America. 106, 36, p. 15192-15197 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Membrane curvature regulates ligand-specific membrane sorting of GPCRs in living cells

    Rosholm, K. R., Leijnse, N., Mantsiou, A., Tkach, V., Pedersen, S. L., Wirth, V. F., Oddershede, L. B., Jensen, K. J., Martinez, K. L., Hatzakis, N. S., Bendix, P. M., Callan-Jones, A. & Stamou, D., 8 May 2017, In : Nature Chemical Biology. 13, 7, p. 724-729

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    A quantitative analysis of contractility in active cytoskeletal protein networks

    Bendix, P. M., Koenderink, G. K., Cuvelier, D., Dogic, Z., Koelemann, B. N., Brieher, W. M., Field, C. M., Mahadevan, L. & Weitz, D. A., 15 Apr 2008, In : Biophysical Journal. 94, 8, p. 3126-3136 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Expanding the optical trapping range of gold nanoparticles

    Bendix, P. M., Bhatia, V. K., Harrit, N. & Oddershede, L. B., 2005, In : Nano Letters. 5, 10, p. 1937-1942 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Direct measurements of heating by electromagnetically trapped gold nanoparticles on supported lipid bilayers

    Bendix, P. M., Seyyed Reihani, S. N. & Oddershede, L. B., 6 Apr 2010, In : ACS Nano. 4, 4, p. 2256-2262 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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