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Our interdisciplinary team of physicists, chemists, biologists and electrical engineers studies and develops functional assemblies of biological components and electronic devices.

Research: Karussell

Our research is focused on bioelectronic devices which exploit biology in conjunction with electronics encompassing for example, biomaterials for information processing, sensors, actuators and biomedical devices. A key aspect is the interface between biological materials and electronics.

Research Topics:

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Electronic Sensors

Development of electronic sensors for the detection of minute amounts of biochemicals in the environment and in body fluids.

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Magnetic Field Sensors

Highly sensitive magnetic sensors, low-field NMR and MRI for biomedical applications.

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Biomolecular Sensors

Detection of biomolecules in the environment and in body fluids.

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Molecular Bioelectronics

Development of active bio-inorganic components for the investigation and control of charge transport phenomena in and across biomolecules.

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Cellular Bioelectronics

Interfacing of electronics with cellular systems: including detection, stimulation, and characterization on the cellular and sub-cellular level as well as the development of biological systems for electronic applications.

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Biomimetic Sensors

Biomimetics involves understanding of processes found in nature and the transfer of the principles to technical systems.

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Additional Information


Prof. Dr. Andreas Offenhäusser

Building: 02.4, Room: 2.22

Tel.:  +49-2461-61-2330
Fax: +49-2461-61-8733


Susanne Bippus

Building: 02.4, Room: 2.21

Tel:  +49-2461-61-2331
Fax:  +49-2461-61-8733


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Complex Systems
Bioelectronics (ICS-8)

D-52425 Jülich









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