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’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.
- Enno’s paper on diffusion-limited chronoamperometric signals is online: Equality of diffusion-limited chronoamperometric currents to equal area spherical and cubic nanoparticles on a supporting electrode surface (Chemical Physics Letters 2014)
- Anna’s paper on nanocavity MEAs is online: Fabrication of MEA-based nanocavity sensor arrays for extracellular recording of action potentials (PSS-A, 2014)
- Cony has successfully finished her master studies.
- Book chapter on gold nanopillars is online: Fabrication, Properties and Applications of Gold Nanopillars (Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties, 2014)