Nanotools for Cell-Chip Communication
Helmholtz Young Investigators Group
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In our group, we develop and investigate on-chip devices for bioelectronic applications based on nanofabrication technologies. Specifically, we are interested in establishing tools for the communication with cells and cellular networks. To this end, we investigate electrochemical techniques, which benefit from fast diffusion processes on the nanometer scale. Our goal is to develop biohybrid systems based on these tools to study the release of neurotransmitters. Furthermore, we explore functional interfaces for cell-chip coupling using electrical, chemical, and optical communication in a fluidic environment. Thus, we are working in an exciting, highly interdisciplinary field at the border between physics, chemistry, and biology.
Interesting for you? Please contact Bernhard Wolfrum.
- Enno Kätelhön has successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation about electrochemical redox-cycling devices and started work as a post-doctoral researcher at Compton Group, University of Oxford.
- Dang, Truong Ka My
- Philipp successfully defended his PhD thesis
- Irina Tihaa has successfully completed her master studies.
- Enno’s paper on nanoparticle-mediated electron transfer is online: (ChemPhysChem 15 (5), 872-875, 2014)
- Irina Tihaa joined our group to investigate the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons.
- Alexey has successfully finished his phd studies.