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Molecular Bioelectronics

Our recent research topics are focussed on:

Molecular Bioelectronics

Molecular Bioelectronics : We develop single molecules and ensemble bio-electronic devices for the investigation and control of charge transport phenomena in and across biomolecules. These devices are operated at ambient conditions, in vacuum, and in liquids. The gained knowledge provides the basis for designing novel electronic devices and advancing electrochemical biosensors.

Aptamer sensors

Aptamer sensors: DNA aptamer molecules can be utilized as receptor layer and substitute antibodies in modern biosensors. We develop new electrochemical aptamer sensors for reliable point of care detection of various biomarkers. Furthermore we aim to advance current receptor immobilization and signal amplification methods to enhance the sensor performance.

Nanostructured cell interfaces

Nanostructured cell interfaces: Using large area nanoparticle pattern and 3D nanostructured substrates, we systematically screen the interactions between cell and solid surfaces with respect to the spatial dimensions such as size, distance, and pitch. Special attention is given to cell’s contact with the surfaces and how these surfaces can influence the neuron development and neurites orientation.


Martina Cimafonte

Martina Cimafonte, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 2606
Research activities: Biosensor development, electrochemical biosensor for detection of bacteria, functionalization of gold electrodes with antibodies

Ting Guo

Ting Guo, Academic Visitor

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 2357
Research activities: ratiometric biosensor, aptamers

Bohdan Lenyk

Bohdan Lenyk, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 2606
Research activities: molecular electronics, cross bars, transfer printing, surface plasmon polaritons

Yuanying Liang

Yuanying Liang, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 2692
Research activities: organic electrochemical transistors (PEDOT:PSS), cell recordings

Gabriela Figueroa Miranda, Master Student

Gabriela Figueroa Miranda, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 2461 61 3895
Research activities: aptamer sensors, malaria detection

Lena Nörbel

Lena Nörbel, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 6270
Research activities: Electrochemical aptamer sensors, single molecule detection, nanomaterials

Dirk Mayer

Dr. Dirk Mayer, PI

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 3924
Research activities: electrochemistry, nanotechnology, bioelectronics

Antonio Minopoli

Antonio Minopoli, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 3539
Research activities: metal-enhanced fluorescence, gold nanoparticles, localized surface plasmon resonance

Carolin Psotta, Doctoral Researcher

Carolin Psotta, Master Student

tel: +49 2461 61 3924
Research activities: MEA, cyclic voltammetry, aptamers

Songyao Tang

Songyao Tang, Master Student

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 3895
Research activities: metal-molecule-metal junctions with a cross bar structure

Changtong Wu

Changtong Wu, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 3675
Research activities: Electrochemical aptasensors, neurotransmitters detection

Yuting Zhang

Yuting Zhang, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 2343
Research activities: aptamer-biosensor; nanomaterials; microelectrode arrays (MEAs)

Lei Zhou

Lei Zhou, Doctoral Researcher

tel: +49 (0)2461 61 3668
Research activities: electrochemical aptasensor, protein detection, multi-target diagnosis, diabetes

Former Members

Ivan Kucherenko, Visiting Researcher

Ezgi Kivrak, Short-Term Exchange Student

Pengcheng Zhang, Doctoral Researcher

Anh Quang Tran, Doctoral Researcher

Maristella Coppola, Doctoral Researcher

Volker Schöps, Doctoral Researcher

Zhaozi Lyu, Doctoral Researcher

Andreea Belu, Doctoral Researcher

Prof. Lingyan Feng, Humboldt PostDoc fellow

Jasmin Spekowius, Master student

Mathis Ernst, Master student

Prof. Yaqing Liu, Guest PostDoc

Dr. Sivanesan Arumugam, Guest PostDoc

Dr. Karolina Caban, Humboldt  PostDoc

Dr. Nils Sanetra, Doctoral Researcher

Prof. Xiang Dong, Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Sandra Gilles, Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Zhiwei Yi, Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Florian Schröper, Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Daniel Schwaab, Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Oliver Salomon, Doctoral Researcher

Pinggui Li, Doctoral Researcher

Feliks Pyatkov, Master Student

Stefanie Karpinski, Master Student

Martina Hitzbleck, Master Student

Nabeel Aslam, Master Student

Frank Amberger, Master Student 

Additional Information


Dr. Dirk Mayer

Tel.:  +49-2461-61-4023

Further Information

Research Website:
Molecular Bioelectronics