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Life science & Nano

Unravelling fundamental cellular mechanisms for use in biomedical applications.

We open new possibilities for fundamental studies in life science by designing nanostructures of relevance for cells and biomolecules. The structures can also be used to create new tools for devices and diagnostics. Our research results are translated into applications within biophysics, brain science, and personalized therapy.

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Subareas within Life science & Nano

  • Single-molecule and single-cell biophysics
    By manipulating and controlling molecules and cells on their natural length scales we develop novel tools to address urgent needs in biology and medicine for DNA analysis, cell fractionation and cell manipulation on the single-cell level.

  • Nanobio interactions & applications
    We strive for a detailed understanding of the interactions between cells and nanostructures with respect to cell behavbehaviourl physiology and cell mechanics. This knowledge will allow us to develop novel nanoscale devices with applications in biology and medicine, such as:

    • the development of nanowire devices that can interact with cells with minimal cell perturbation (e.g. for injection, nanobiopsy, mechanosensing)

    • the development of nanowire tools which can control the cell behaviour (e.g. with respect to differentiation, migration, proliferation, stimulation….).

  • Nanoelectrodes for in-vivo neurocommunication
    Our objective is to unravel fundamental dynamic neural and glial mechanisms underlying learning-related altered neural network structures and information processing in conscious individuals using implantable and biocompatible nanostructured neural interfaces.


Recent PhD-theses relevant to Life science & Nano

Faculty members in Life science & Nano

Topical meetings

Topic: Nanobiology

Date: Fridays

Time: 13:00-14:00 

Place: k-space 

Organizers: Jonas Tegenfeldt & Oxana Klementieva

People in Life science & Nano

Nanobiology Spin-outs

Sorting cells with sound:

Nanofibers for cell culture: 

Single-Molecule Biosensing:

Physics to address protein misfolding:

Electrodes for Deep Brain Stimulation