People

Marielise Achmakidou
Office / Reception
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Nicole Anderle
PhD student Tumor biology
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Viktoria Anselm
PhD student Biochemistry
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Elsa Arefaine
Technical assistant Regenerative biomaterials
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Steffen Baier
Technician
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Michael Banghard
Scientist Micromedical and surface engineering
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Maximilian Becker
PhD student Applied materials science and electron microscopy
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Dr.-Ing. Meike Beer
Scientist BioMEMS and sensors
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Areas of activity

Microfluidics for applications as Lab on a Chip, for separation of biological particles, sample preparation in microfluidics systems, joining technologies for microfluidics, integration of electrodes in microfluidics.

Stages of career

Since 2007 Research associate in the group BioMEMS and Sensor Technology

2007 PhD in microsystems technology on immobilization of proteins in hydrogel microarrays on polymer substrates

2003-2007 Scientific assistant at the Chair of Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces, Institute for Microsystems Technology, University of Freiburg

1998-2003 Studied microsystems technology at the University of Freiburg.

 

Dr. Antje Biesemeier
Scientist Applied materials science and electron microscopy
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Florian Billing
PhD student Interface immunology
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Team Bistro
Bistroteam
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Lena Bleck
PhD student Micromedical and surface engineering
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Dr. Eva-Maria Brauchle
Scientist Applied materials science and electron microscopy
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Monika Braun
Receptionist
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Ewa Breitinger
Engineer Assay development
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Areas of activity

Application of miniaturized parallel immunoassays and reverse-phase protein arrays (RPA). Characterization and validation of antibodies. Studies for development and service projects with customers and partners from the pharmaceutical industry and clinical research.

Stages of career

since 2009 Employee at the NMI, Reutlingen, Germany

2004 - 2009 Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co. KG, Biberach a.d.R.

2000 - 2004 Study of chemistry, Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences

 

Dorothee Brendel
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Sandra Buckenmaier
Technical assistant Electrophysiology
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Dr. Claus J. Burkhardt
Head of Applied materials science and electron microscopy
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Areas of activity
Nanotechnology, nanolithography with electron and ion beams, electron beam and ion beam induced material deposition (additive nanolithography), electron microscopy, development of preparation methods, thin film technology, microsystems technology

Stages of career
2018 - today Group Leader Applied Materials Science and Electron Microscopy

2008 - 2017 Group Leader Microsystems and Nanotechnology 

1998 - 2007 Research Associate at the NMI, Project Manager

1995 - 1997 Research assistant at the Hearing Research Centre Tübingen

1997   Doctorate at the University of Tübingen

1986 - 1992 Research Assistant, PhD Student, University of Tübingen, Institute of Applied Physics

1979 - 1986 Physics studies, University of Tübingen

Marius Busche
PhD student BioMEMS and sensors
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Viviana Carcamo Yañez
Scientist Biochemistry
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Dr. Paolo Cesare
Head of Neuromicrophysiological systems
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Andrea Corna
PhD student Neurophysics
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Clara Daab
Scientist Adhesive bonding and test engineering
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Ruben Daum
PhD student Biomaterials engineering
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Oliver Davidovic
IT
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Ulf Dettinger
Scientist Interface analytics in production processes
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Ira Digel
Management Assistance
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Anette Döttinger
Technical assistant Assay development
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Werner Fr. Dreher
Head of Dept. Materials technology
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Fields of interest
Interfaces and microstructure analyses in applied research and development in the fields:
   Generation, emissions, immissions of nanoparticles and their effects
   Interfacial phenomena in tribological systems

Areas of activity
    Effect of particle emissions on cell model systems
    Optimization of filter systems in exhaust aftertreatment  
    Development of preparation methods for electron microscopy
    Characterization of technically modified surfaces and their changes in technical processes (service life)
    Development of plasma coatings for technical applications
    Damage analysis and optimization of processes in the generation of specific surfaces and interfaces 

Stages of career
since 2008 Head of Material Development and Testing at the NMI

since  2003 Group Leader Interfacial and Microstructure Analysis at the NMI

since 1994 Establishment of the special field of nanoparticle analysis at the NMI 

since 1989 Scientific assistant in Analytical Electron Microscopy at the NMI

1989 Diploma in Physics, Faculty of Applied Physics, University of Tübingen

1981-1989 Studied physics at the University of Tübingen

 

Christine Dürr
Technical assistant Molecular neurobiology
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Dr. Eva Erne
Scientist Tumor biology
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Otto Euchner
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Nora Feuerer
PhD student Biomaterials engineering
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Roswitha Fischer
Technical assistant Target-expression systems
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Christian Freudigmann
Scientist Regenerative biomaterials
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Areas of activity

- primary cell cultures (musculoskeletal cell types)
- Adhesion / Vitality Experiments
- assay-based characterization of the performance of cell biomaterial cultures 
- Identification of prognostic markers for autologous chondrocyte transplants

Stages of carees

Since 2008 Research Associate, Department of Regenerative Medicine II, NMI

2006 - 2007 Studies Biomedical Engineering (Master of Science) at the Albstadt-    Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences

2002 - 2006 Study of Biotechnology (Bachelor of Engineering) at the Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

 

Kai Fuchsberger
Scientist BioMEMS and sensors
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Areas of activity

Surface modification and electrochemistry for sensor applications

Research interests

Surface Modifications, Electrochemical Sensors Detection Systems

 

2006 - 2009]   Further education in mathematics and physics and studies of nanobiotechnology, TU Kaiserslautern (DISC)

2006 - 2009    Further education in mathematics and physics and studies of nanobiotechnology, TU Kaiserslautern (DISC)

1999 - 2006 Dipl. Biologist, University of Bayreuth, Diploma thesis with Prof. Dr. Erwin Beck, Plant Physiology

on effects of artificial auxins on cell division and elongation growth of tobacco cell cultures

1999 Process control, Hoechst Trevira GmbH & Co KG in Bobingen

1996 - 1999   Apprenticeship as chemical laboratory assistant, Hoechst Trevira GmbH & Co KG, Bobingen , Germany

1995 - 1996    Studied Mathematics, University of Augsburg

 

Martin Gaier
Technical assistant Adhesive bonding and test engineering
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Karin Gebhardt
Technical assistant Electrophysiology
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Karin Gerlach
Technical assistant Interfaces and nanoanalytics
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Michael Ghosh
PhD student Biochemistry
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Sibylle Glock
Technical assistant Target-expression systems
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Dr. Jens Göpfert
Head of Biochemistry
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Marius Gramlich
PhD Bioanalytics
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Dr. Richard Griesbach
Scientist Target-expression systems
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Areas of activity

Generation of stable cell lines for pharmaceutical target validation. Application of third generation lentiviral expression systems. Further development of cell culture models for inflammatory and immunological research. 

stages of career

from 2013 Scientific assistant in the working group Target Expression Systems

2012-2013 Post-Doc at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Department of Cellular Signal Integration

2008-2012 PhD at Helmholtz Zentrum München on basic mechanisms of T cell activation

2007-2008 Diploma thesis on changes in gene expression profile in phenotypic modulation of smooth muscle cells

2002-2007 Study of Biochemistry at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich

Jens Gruber
Technical assistant Biochemistry
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Dr. Nadja Gugeler
Head of Public relations
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seit April 2001: am NMI Reutlingen
1998 – 2001: IKP in Stuttgart (Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie)
Weiterbildung zur Biometrikerin
Biologiestudium und Promotion (Universität Tübingen)

Anna Günther
Scientist Biochemistry
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Sarah Haag
Verwaltungsmitarbeiterin
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Britta Hagmeyer
Head of IT
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Areas of activity

- Optimization during the development of microfluidic systems using numerical simulations

- Development of LabVIEW-based software, e.g. for the control of microfluidic components

Research interests

- Numerical simulations of physical phenomena in microfluidic systems, LabVIEW programming

Stages of career

Since 2018   Groupleader IT

2008-2018   Research associate in the group BioMEMS and Sensor Technology

2007 / 2008  Diploma thesis at the NMI in the group BioMEMS and Sensor Technology, implementation and simulation of physical models in FlexPDE® for the description of particle transport in liquids according to local application

1999 - 2008  Studied Bioinformatics at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Hugo Hämmerle
Managing director NMI TT GmbH
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Stages of career

since 2010 Speaker of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg innBW

since 2008 Managing Director NMI TT GmbH

2008-2018 Head of Institute NMI 

2003 Honorary Professorship, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen

1998 Deputy Head of NMI Institute

1994 Visiting Scientist at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, USA

since 1990 Head of the Life Sciences Department, NMI

since 1987 Research Associate, NMI

1987 Doctorate in Biochemistry, Physiological Institute, University of Tübingen

1982 Biologist, University of Hohenheim, Germany

1978 - 1982 Study of Biology and Chemistry, University of Hohenheim

1974 - 1978 Technician, Institute of Genetics, University of Hohenheim

Supervisory board activities

    Retina Implant AG Reutlingen, Deputy Chairman
    Tetec AG Reutlingen, Chairman

Julia Häring
PhD student Biochemistry
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Ursula Härle
Technical assistant Target-expression systems
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Eberhard Harm
Technician
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Dr. Hanna Hartmann
Head of Dept. Functionals surfaces and biomaterials
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Research focus

    Medical devices and biocompatibility
    Coating / modification of surfaces: Regulation of the adhesion of proteins, bacteria, cells, etc.
    Immobilization and controlled release of active substances
    Characterization of surface properties and biological reactions

Curriculum vitae

since 2016 Group leader Regenerative Biomaterials, NMI, Reutlingen

2015-2016 Deputy Group Leader, Biomaterials, NMI, Reutlingen
Focus on medical devices, surface coating and analytics, biocompatibility

2013-2015 Project leader, Biomaterials Working Group, NMI, ReutlingeN
Topics. characterization/modification of surfaces for medical applications, polymer/polyelectrolyte coatings Characterization/modification of surfaces for medical applications, polymer/polyelectrolyte coatings, immobilization of biomolecules

2008-2013 Scientist, Working Group Regenerative Medicine I, NMI, ReutlingeN
Topics: fibrosis inhibition, nerve regeneration, RNAi nanoparticles for cell response control: Fibrosis inhibition, nerve regeneration, RNAi nanoparticles to control cell response, cell-specific addressing

2007-2008 Post-Doc, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Tübingen, Germany
Topics. Influences of bacteria on infected target cells, apoptosis inhibition and regulation of transcription factors Influences of bacteria on infected target cells, apoptosis inhibition and regulation of transcription factors 

2003-2006 PhD, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Tübingen, "Host cell response after bacterial infection: apoptosis inhibition by Bartonella henselae and HIF-1 activation by Enterobacteriaceae" (in German)

2002-2003 Diploma thesis, Chair of Biotechnology, University of Würzburg, Biocompatibility and Functionality Investigation of Biomaterial for Immunoisolated Transplantation of Mammalian Cells

1998-2002 Biology studies, University of Würzburg, Germany

Lisa Häsler
Scientist Biochemistry
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Andreas Heid
PhD student Micromedical and surface engineering
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Anne Heine
Scientist Biochemistry
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Stefanie Heinlin
Sekretariat/Empfang
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Willy Herb
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Markus Herrmann
Technical assistant Biofunctionalized surfaces
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Thoralf Herrmann
Scientist Neurophysics
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Areas of activity

Electrical stimulation and derivation of nerve cells in tissue sections and cell culture. Analysis of activity patterns of neuronal networks in vitro. Characterization of microelectrode arrays. Development, support and application of MEA technology.

Stages of career

Since 1999    Scientific assistant at the NMI Reutlingen

1988-1998     Study of Physics at the University of Tübingen, Diploma Thesis at the NMI Reutlingen

Dr. Gerhard Heusel
Scientist Microsystems and nanotechnology
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Clarissa Hiller
Scientist BioMEMS and sensors
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Dr. Svenja Hinderer
Head of Biomaterials engineering
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Dr. Christoph Hofer
Scientist Advanced Materials
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Dr. Ellena Hönig
Scientist Regenerative biomaterials
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Elvina Houas
Engineer Interface analytics in production processes
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Joana Hummel
Scientist Adhesive bonding and test engineering
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Francesca Izzi
PhD student Neuromicrophysiological systems
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Meike Jakobi
PhD student Biochemistry
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Pauline Jeckel
PhD student Molecular neurobiology
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Doktorandin Sprecherin

Laura Jentsch
PhD student Neuromicrophysiological systems
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Dr. Peter D. Jones
Head of Microsystems and nanotechnology
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Dr. Thomas Joos
Deputy managing director
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Qualifications and history:

Since 2013: Deputy Managing Director, NMI

2008 - 2014 Director Strategic Alliances, EDI GmbH, Reutlingen (part time)
 
2000 - 2017 Head of Biochemistry Department, NMI
 
1998 - 2000 Research Assistant, NMI
 
1994 – 1998: Postdoctoral research, Dept. of Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
 
1994: Ph.D. degree (Dr. rer. nat), Dept. of Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen (under Prof. P. Hausen; Topic: "Integrin-α5 during early embroygenesis of Xenopus laevis"
 
04–08 1988: Molecular biology practical, Biochemistry Dept., the Brandeis University“(under Prof. Andrew Szent-Györgyi), Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
 
1984 – 1990: Study of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen

Dr. Joos is a member of the editorial board of "Drug Discovery Today", "Proteomics" and "Expert Review of Proteomics".
He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Plasma Proteomics Institute in Washington, DC, USA and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Myriad RBM Inc. in Austin, Texas, USA.

Dr. Joos is the author of >100 scientific papers. He is recognized worldwide as an expert and opinion leader in the technology field of biomarkers and their clinical applications and basic research.

Dr. Joos is co-founder of SIGNATOPE GmbH, Reutlingen. SIGNATOPE develops innovative protein tests with which biomarkers for organ damage and drug interactions can be detected in all pharma-relevant species.

 
Dr. Philipp Kaiser
Scientist Cellular screening models
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Bettina-Maria Keller
PhD student Cellular screening models
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Lisa Kollmannthaler
Scientist Microsystems and nanotechnology
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Dr. Fabian Körte
Scientist Biofunctionalized surfaces
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Prof. Dr. Rumen Krastev
Head of Biofunctionalized surfaces
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Areas of activity

polymer / polyelectrolyte thin films, nano technology, biomaterials, solid / liquid surfaces, foams

Stages of career

2011 - 2018 Head of Bioorganic Chemistry and Bioanalytics Division

2008 - 2018 Head of Biomaterials working group at the NMI

2005 - 2008 Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces (MPI KG), Group Leader - Soft Thin Films

2002 - 2005 Scientific research (neutron reflectometry) Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin

1996 - 2002 PostDoc / Scientific employee at MPI KG, Dept. Interfaces, Golm/Potsdam

1996 Doctorate at the University of Sofia

1993-1998 Research stay at Bristol University, GB

1986 - 1995 Junior Professor of Physical Chemistry and Surface Chemistry (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)

1985 Diploma, Chemistry - Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Dr. Udo Kraushaar
Head of Electrophysiology
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Research interests

Function and dynamics of ion channels at the cellular level and in organo-near systems (acute and organotypic tissue preparations, cell clusters). Special emphasis is put on the clarification of neurobiological and cardiorelevant questions. 

Curriculum vitae

Since 2007 deputy group leader electrophysiology

2004-2007 Research associate at Saarland University Hospital, Molecular Cell Biology Prof. Lipp

2002-2004 Postdoctoral Associate Yale University, USA, Neurobiology Prof. McCormick

2000-2002 Scientific assistant at the University of Freiburg, Physiology I  Prof. Jonas

1995-2000 PhD on synaptic transmission in the hippocampus

1995 Diploma in Biology University of Kaiserslautern, Zoology Prof. Deitmer

Robin Kretz
PhD student bioanalytics
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Dr. Martin Kriebel
Scientist Molecular neurobiology
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Areas of activity

- Light microscopic methods (confocal, wide field microscopy; high content analysis)
- Neuronal model systems in vitro and in vivo
- Drug testing in neuronal culture systems
- Molecular genetic knockdown methods (shRNA, miRNA, siRNA) in vitro and in vivo
- Individualized lentiviral transduction systems
- Immunocyto-, histochemistry; 3D-reconstruction of biological sample material
- Non-marking detection method

Stages of career

Since 2008 project manager, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, NMI

2005 - 2008 Research associate at the Department of Molecular Biology, NMI

2005 Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute for Developmental Biochemistry, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 

2005 PhD in Developmental Biology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen on morphogenetic factors of head development in vertebrates

1996 - 2001 Study of Biology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

1995 - 1996 Study of Social Sciences with focus on Economics, Psychology at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany

Pranoti Kshirsagar
PhD student Microsystems and nanotechnology
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Meng-Jung Lee
PhD student Neurophysics
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Regina Lipp
Administration
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Dominik Loser
PhD student Ion channel profiling
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Dr. Tarek Lutz
Head of Interfaces and nanoanalytics
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Stages of career

since 2012 NMI, Project leader Nano analytics, Head of NMI Nano analytic laboratory, Physicist
2007-2012 Senior experimental Officer, Marie-Curie senior research fellow (EU/FP7), CRANN/Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2005-2007 Staff engineer, Physicis, Qimonda, Dresden, Germany
2004-2005  Senior researcher, Physicist, Infineon, Cooperate Research (CPR) Munich, Germany
1999-2004  Senior engineer, Physicist, Infineon, Mask House, Munich, Germany
1997-1999  Physicist; Masterstudent, NMI Reutlingen,Germany
1997-1998  Kleindiek Nanotechnik, Reutlingen, Germany

Education:
2007-2012 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
- Contact interface studies of metal and carbon electrodes to germanium nanowires, carbon nanotubes and thin carbon films in associated devices”
- PHD Thesis conducted at the School of Physics at the Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland)
1997-1998 University of Tübingen, Tuebingen, Germany
- “Target preparation strategies using focused Ion beam technique (FIB) to investigate internal interfaces in Transmission Electron Microscopy”
-  Master Thesis conducted at the Bosch Research Center and the Natural and Medical Science Institute (NMI)
1998-1997 University of Tübingen, Tuebingen, Germany

Publications outside the NMI

Contact resistivity and suppression of Fermi level pinning in side-contacted germanium nanowires; MM Koleśnik-Gray, T Lutz, G Collins, S Biswas, JD Holmes, V Krstić; Applied Physics Letters 103 (15), 153101    9    2013

Fabrication of a sub-10 nm silicon nanowire based ethanol sensor using block copolymer lithography;
S Rasappa, D Borah, CC Faulkner, T Lutz, MT Shaw, JD Holmes, ...; Nanotechnology 24 (6), 065503    22    2013

Contact Interface Studies of Metal and Carbon Electrodes to Germanium Nanowires, Carbon Nanotubes and Thin Carbon Films in Associated Devices; T Lutz; Trinity College Dublin        2013

Free-Standing, Single-Crystal Cu3Si Nanowires; SJ Jung, T Lutz, AP Bell, EK McCarthy, JJ Boland; Crystal Growth & Design 12 (6), 3076-3081    22    2012

Large-scale parallel arrays of silicon nanowires via block copolymer directed self-assembly; RA Farrell, NT Kinahan, S Hansel, KO Stuen, N Petkov, MT Shaw, ...; Nanoscale 4 (10), 3228-3236    51    2012

Resolving In Situ Specific‐Contact, Current‐Crowding, and Channel Resistivity in Nanowire Devices: A Case Study with Silver Nanowires; MM Koleśnik, S Hansel, T Lutz, N Kinahan, M Boese, V Krstić; Small 7 (20), 2873-2877    11    2011

Anisotropic etching induced by surface energy driven agglomeration; S Jung Jung, T Lutz, JJ Boland; Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films 29 (5 …    7    2011

Surface energy driven agglomeration and growth of single crystal metal wires; SJ Jung, T Lutz, M Boese, JD Holmes, JJ Boland; letters 11 (3), 1294-1299    13    2011

Nanoscale mapping of electrical resistivity and connectivity in graphene strips and networks; PN Nirmalraj, T Lutz, S Kumar, GS Duesberg, JJ Boland; Nano letters 11 (1), 16-22    91    2010

Transparent ultrathin conducting carbon films; M Schreiber, T Lutz, GP Keeley, S Kumar, M Boese, S Krishnamurthy, ...; Applied Surface Science 256 (21), 6186-6190    30    2010

An investigation of the electrical properties of pyrolytic carbon in reduced dimensions: Vias and wires; AP Graham, G Schindler, GS Duesberg, T Lutz, W Weber; Journal of Applied Physics 107 (11), 114316    22    2010

Transparent ultrathin conducting carbon films; M BOESE, GS DUESBERG, T LUTZ, S KUMAR; Applied Surface Science;        2010

Gas phase controlled deposition of high quality large-area graphene films; S Kumar, N McEvoy, T Lutz, GP Keeley, V Nicolosi, CP Murray, WJ Blau, ...; Chemical communications 46 (9), 1422-1424    44    2010

CVD Growth of Nanocarbons for Device Applications; N Mc Evoy, S Kumar, T Lutz, G Keeley, W Blau, G Duesberg; Meeting Abstracts, 2213-2213        2009

Low temperature graphene growth; S Kumar, N McEvoy, T Lutz, G Keeley, N Whiteside, W Blau, GS Duesberg; ECS Transactions 19 (5), 175-181    7    2009

One-and Two-Dimensional Carbon Nanostructures for applications in Microelectronic Devices and Electrochemical Sensors; G Keeley, T Lutz, N McEvoy, S Kumar, M Schreiber, N Whiteside, ...; Meeting Abstracts, 1313-1313        2009

Fabrication of all-Carbon Nanodevices; T Lutz, S Krishnamurthy, M Schreiber, G Keeley, GS Duesberg; Meeting Abstracts, 2135-2135        2008

Process for producing a mask; T Lutz, J Schneider; US Patent 7,410,732        2008

Integration of EBDW of one entire metal layer as substitution for optical lithography in 220 nm node microcontrollers; J Kretz, H Roeper, C Arndt, T Bischoff, KH Choi, G Goldbeck, M Gunia, ...; Microelectronic Engineering 85 (5-6), 792-795    9    2008

Determination of best focus and optimum dose for variable shaped e-beam systems by applying the isofocal dose method; K Keil, KH Choi, C Hohle, J Kretz, T Lutz, L Bettin, M Boettcher, ...; Microelectronic Engineering 85 (5-6), 778-781    6    2008

Evaluation of hybrid lithography and mix and match scenarios for electron beam direct write applications; C Hohle, C Arndt, KH Choi, J Kretz, T Lutz, F Thrum, K Keil; Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer …    8    2007

Apparatus and method for determining physical properties of a mask blank; T Lutz, M Menath; US Patent 7,289,231        2007

CD control of direct versus complementary exposure for shaped beam writers and its correlation to the local registration error; F Thrum, KH Choi, T Lutz, C Hohle, C Arndt, M Tesauro, MT Bootsmann, ...; Microelectronic engineering 84 (5-8), 1033-1036    3    2007

Fabrication of a nano-scale NAND memory array based on a SONOS Fin-FET cell using e-beam lithography and hydrogen-silsesquioxane resist; T Lutz, M Specht, L Risch, C Friederich, L Dreeskornfeld, J Kretz, ...; Microelectronic engineering 84 (5-8), 1578-1580    7    2007

Defect inspection of positive and negative sub-60nm resist pattern printed with variable shaped E-Beam direct write lithography; C Arndt, C Hohle, J Kretz, T Lutz, M Richter, K Keil, M Lapidot, D Zemach, ...; Emerging Lithographic Technologies XI 6517, 651711        2007

Data preparation for EBDW; F Thrum, J Kretz, T Lutz, K Keil, C Arndt, KH Choi, U Baetz, N Belic, ...; Mask and Lithography Conference (EMLC), 2007 23rd European, 1-8    3    2007

Multi-level p+ tri-gate SONOS NAND string arrays; C Friederich, M Specht, T Lutz, F Hofmann, L Dreeskornfeld, W Weber, ...; Electron Devices Meeting, 2006. IEDM'06. International, 1-4    17    2006

Method for detecting and compensating for positional displacements in photolithographic mask units and apparatus for carrying out the method; J Schneider, T Lutz; US Patent 7,087,910    5    2006

Comparison of trimming techniques for sub-lithographic silicon structures; L Dreeskornfeld, AP Graham, J Hartwich, J Kretz, E Landgraf, T Lutz, ...; Japanese journal of applied physics 45 (6S), 5552    5    2006

Influence of crystal orientation and body doping on trigate transistor performance; E Landgraf, W Rösner, M Städele, L Dreeskornfeld, J Hartwich, ...; Solid-state electronics 50 (1), 38-43    46    2006

Comparison of trimming techniques for sub-lithographic silicon structures; L Dreeskornfeld, AP Graham, J Hartwich, E Landgraf, T Lutz, W Rosner, ...; Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference, 2005 International, 152-153        2005

Method for compensating for scatter/reflection effects in particle beam lithography; C Ebi, F Erber, T Franke, F Gans, T Lutz, G Ruhl, B Schönherr; US Patent 6,953,644    1    2005

Planar double gate transistors with asymmetric independent gates; G Ilicali, W Weber, W Rosner, L Dreeskornfeld, J Hartwich, J Kretz, T Lutz, ...; SOI Conference, 2005. Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International, 126-127    10    2005

Comparative study of calixarene and HSQ resist systems for the fabrication of sub-20 nm MOSFET device demonstrators; J Kretz, L Dreeskornfeld, G Ilicali, T Lutz, W Weber; Microelectronic engineering 78, 479-483    19    2005

Investigation of Low Damage Mask Repair by Combination of Electron Beam and Scanning Force Technology; C Burkhardt, S Bauerdick, V Bucher, W Barth, A Ehrmann, T Lutz, J Rau, ...; Micro and Nano Engineering    1    2002

FOx-12 flowable oxide ; L Dreeskornfeld, AP Graham, J Hartwich, J Kretz, E Landgraf, T Lutz, ...;

Proc. Micro-and Nano Engineering 2005 Proc. Micro-and Nano Engineering 2005, 2005; L Dreeskornfeld, AP Graham, J Hartwich, J Kretz, E Landgraf, T Lutz, ...

IEDM Tech. Dig., 2004 IEDM Tech. Dig., 2004, 2004; L Dreeskornfeld, AP Graham, J Hartwich, J Kretz, E Landgraf, T Lutz, ...

Sandra Maier
Scientist Bioanalytics
T +49 (0)7121 51530-817
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Elke Mammel-Haisch
Administration
T +49 (0)7121 51530-419
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Dr. Dagmar Martin
Head of Interface analytics in production processes
T +49 (0)7121 51530-863
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Research interests

  • cleaning validation
  • corrosion investigations
  • process analytics

Curriculum vitae

since October 2012 Project Manager Medical Technology at the NMI Reutlingen

2007 - 2012 Product Manager at ancosys GmbH

2004 - 2007 Technical Editor at ancosys GmbH

2002 - 2004 Technical editor with focus on multimedia at Tanner Documents in Reutlingen, Germany

1999 - 2002 Programming of multimedia lecture contents as scientific employee at the University of Tübingen

1995 - 1999 Parental leave

1992 - 1995 PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Tübingen

1984 - 1991 Study of Chemistry at the University of Tübingen

Dr. Ute Metzger
Internal Quality Manager
T +49 (0)7121 51530-849
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Curriculum vitae

since 2013 Head of testing laboratory, NMI TT GmbH Reutlingen

2010 - 2012 Research Fellow in the Department of Assay Development and Protein Profiling, NMI Reutlingen

2005 - 2010 PhD at the University of Tübingen, Pharmaceutical Biology
"Structural biological and biochemical investigations of prenyltransferases and amide synthetases of the biosynthesis of ergot alkaloids and aminocoumarin antibiotics".

2008 Research stay at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, England

2001 - 2005 Study of Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen

1998 - 2001 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG, Biberach, Germany

1993 - 1998 Study of Chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen

Prof. Dr. Jannik C. Meyer
Head of Advanced materials
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Beatriz Molina Martinez
PhD student Neuromicrophysiological systems
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Ashutosh Mukherjee
PhD student Applied materials science and electron microscopy
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Katharina Neufeld
Scientist BioMEMS and sensors
T +49 (0)7121 51530-832
Anita Niedworok
Scientist Neuromicrophysiological systems
T +49 (0)7121 51530-829
Dr. Wilfried Nisch
Senior scientist Applied materials science and electron microscopy
T +49 (0)7121 51530-40
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Areas of activity

  •     Micro- and Nanotechnology
  •     thin film technology
  •     Electron and ion beam technology
  •     Electron microscopy and microanalysis
  •     Vacuum and cryo technology

 

Matthias Nützel
Head of financal accounting
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Dr. Michael Pawlak
Scientist Protein profiling
T +49 (0)7121 51530-13
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Areas of activity

  • Development and application of protein microarrays and miniaturized multiplex immunoassays for proteome research
  • Research, development and service projects with partners in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical research
  • Reverse-phase protein arrays (RPA) for the analysis of protein signal transduction in treated cell systems and tissues (tumors)
  • Investigations into the  elucidation of disease mechanisms
  • Mechanisms of action of drug candidates
  • Search for early diagnostic, pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers for use in individual medicine

Stages of career

since 04/2005 Group leader Protein Profiling at the NMI

1999 - 2005 Co-founder of Zeptosens in Witterswil, Switzerland (SpinOff Novartis, now Bayer Technology Services) and Director Protein Microarrays; responsible for the development and commercialization of microarray solutions for proteomics; (co-)inventor of numerous patents

1994 - 1999 Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
Laboratory Manager In Vitro Metabolism, ADME, Preclinical Drug Development
Head of Bioanalytical Research Laboratory (formerly Ciba-Geigy AG), significantly involved in the development of optical planar waveguide technology, basic patents.

1991 - 1994 Postdoctoral student at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Membranes, Working Group for Biomembranes (Prof. Horst Vogel), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland; development of electrical and optical biosensors, membrane receptor assays.

1988 - 1991 Doctoral thesis at the Biocenter of the University of Basel, Institute for Biophysical Chemistry; electrical single channel measurements, peptide-based pore forming toxins

1982 - 1988 University of Würzburg; studies of physics, subsidiary subject Biotechnology 

 

Jessica Pfannstiel
Technical assistant Regenerative biomaterials
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Bettina Pfister
Administration
T +49 (0)7121 51530-834
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Annelie Pohle
Technical assistant Biochemistry
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Oliver Pötz
Scientist Protein analytics
Claudia Prax
Administration
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Dr. Stefan Raible
Deputy managing director
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Miriam Reh
PhD student Neurophysics
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Justine Rehbronn
Scientist Applied materials science and electron microscopy
T +49 (0)7121 51530-907
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Gabriele Reicherter
Receptionist
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Karl Reuter
Technician
T +49 (0)7121 51530-522
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Frank Roloff
IT
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Katja Rösslein
Head of Administration
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Curriculum vitae

Head of Administration of the NMI
since October 2018

Head of Administration of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart
Nov. 2015-Sep. 2018

Head of Human Resources, Deputy Head of Administration
Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart
Apr. 2009-Oct. 2015

Human Resources, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart
Sep. 1999-March 2009

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rothbauer
Head of Dept. Cell physiology, Joint Professorship
T +49 (0)7121 51530-415
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Curriculum vitae

Since 2011
Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Tübingen (Joint Professor with NMI)

2008 - 2011
Managing Director of the biotechnology company ChromoTek GmbH (Martinsried, Germany)

2008 - 2010
Junior Research Group Leader, Institute of Biology, LMU Munich

2006 - 2007
Project Leader "Chromobodies", Project Leader "Chromobodies", Institute of Biology, LMU Munich, Germany

2004 - 2005
Post-Doc, Institute of Biology, LMU Munich under Prof. Dr. Heinrich Leonhardt

2003 - 2004
Post-doctoral fellow, Institute for Academic Diabetes Research Hospital, Munich under PD Dr. Mathias Baucher

1999 - 2003
Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.; PhD) at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, LMU Munich under Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Neuwert: "Functional characterization of a mitochondrial mediate disease: The role of DDP1 and Tim13 for mitochondrial biogenesis".

1998
Diploma in Biology under Prof. Dr. Svante Pääbo: In vitro processing of overlapping tRNA transcripts in human mitochondria

1992 - 1998
Study of Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

 

Tina Rudolf
Engineer Interface analytics in production processes
T +49 (0)7121 51530-475
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Research interests

  • electron microscopy
  • FIB/SEM Crossbeam
  • nanohardness
  • preparation methods


Stages of career

Since 2008 Engineer in the group Interfacial and Microstructure Analysis

2002-2007 Study of Geosciences with specialization in Mineralogy

Alexander Rudt
PhD student Biofunctionalized surfaces
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Eugenia Salzmann
PhD student Bioanalytics
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Prof. Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland
Managing director
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Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schlosshauer
Head of Interface immunology
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Areas of interest  

  • Neuronal and vascular regeneration
  • Blood-brain barrier
  • Fibrosis/Adhesion
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • implant development

Stages of career

NMI Head of Regenerative Medicine I

Habilitation (Cell Biology) University of Tübingen Professor, University of Tübingen

Max Planck Guest Laboratory, Institute of Cell Biology, Academia Sinica, Shanghai, China

Research Associate, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen

Postdoc, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Biochemistry studies

 

teaching

Graduate School of Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences

Biology (BSc, MSc) University of Tübingen

seven teaching awards

 

Dr. Christian Schmees
Head of Tumour biology
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Research interests

  • Patient-derived ex-vivo tumour models and their application in preclinical compound efficacy testing
  • Tumour-Immune cell interactions with a focus on T lymphocytes and macrophages
  • Optogenetic modulation of cell-cell communication and cell signalling
  • CRISPR-based genome editing for target validation and cell engineering

 

Academic career

since 2014
Head of Tumor Biology, NMI

2011 - 2014
Senior Scientist, Tumor Biology Group, NMI

2010 - 2011
Senior Scientist at the Department of Systemic Cell Biology (Prof. Philippe Bastiaens), Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

2006 – 2010
Research Fellow at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR; Prof. Carl-Henrik Heldin) Uppsala, Sweden (Scholarships from LICR and DFG (German Research Foundation) “Investigation of Differences in Regulation of intracellular trafficking of PDGF α- and β-receptors”

2002 – 2006
PhD in Tumor Immunology at the Department of Medicine II, Technical University of Munich, Germany

1996 – 2002
Biochemistry studies at the University of Halle-Wittenberg and University of Tübingen, Germany;
Degree: Diploma

Publications

Schmees C, Villaseñor R, Zheng W, Ma H, Zerial M, Heldin CH, Hellberg C. Macropinocytosis of the PDGF β-receptor promotes fibroblast transformation by H-RasG12V. Mol Biol Cell. 2012 Jul;23(13):2571-82.

Hellberg C, Schmees C, Karlsson S, Ahgren A, Heldin CH. Activation of protein kinase C alpha is necessary for sorting the PDGF beta-receptor to Rab4a-dependent recycling. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Jun;20(12):2856-63.

Schmees C, Gerhard M, Treptau T, Voland P, Schwendy S, Rad R, Prinz C. VacA-associated inhibition of T-cell function: reviewed and reconsidered. Helicobacter. 2006 Jun;11(3):144-6.

Schmees C, Prinz C, Treptau T, Rad R, Hengst L, Voland P, Bauer S, Brenner L, Schmid RM, Gerhard M. Inhibition of T-cell proliferation by Helicobacter pylori gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. Gastroenterology. 2007 May;132(5):1820-33.

Gerhard M, Schmees C, Voland P, Endres N, Sander M, Reindl W, Rad R, Oelsner M, Decker T, Mempel M, Hengst L, Prinz C. A secreted low-molecular-weight protein from Helicobacter pylori induces cell-cycle arrest of T cells. Gastroenterology. 2005 May;128(5):1327-39.

Felix Schmidt
PhD student Biochemistry
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Christine Schmitt
Administration
T +49 (0)7121 51530-38
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Dr. Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra
Head of Biochemistry
T +49 (0)7121 51530-815
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Research interests   

  • Development and application of miniaturized multiplexed immunoassays in proteome research for pharmaceutical and clinical applications
  • Identification of biomarkers e.g. early detection of drugs Indicated organ damage or use for classification of tumors in personalized medicine

Curriculum vitae

Since 06/2007 Deputy Head of Department Biochemistry

05/2005 Project manager and laboratory manager at the NMI Reutlingen

2003-2005 Scientific employee at the University of Ulm, University Women's Hospital, Endocrinological and Oncological Laboratory, working group Prof. Helmut Deißler

2002 External PhD thesis (Dr. rer. nat) at the University of Tübingen, supervised by Prof. Bernhard Brüne (Medical Clinic IV, Nephrological Research Laboratories, University of Erlangen) and Prof. Dieter Mecke (University of Tübingen), Title: Molecular Mechanism of Nitric Oxide Mediated Accumulation of Tumor Suppressor p53

2011 Internship at "MD Anderson" in the group of Assistant Professor Yanping Zhang, Houston, Texas, USA

1992 - 1998 Study of Biochemistry at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

 

Monika Schrenk
Scientist Biochemistry
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Ulrike Schrof
Administration
T +49 (0)7121 51530-19
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Dr. Birgit Schröppel
Scientist Applied materials science and electron microscopy
T +49 (0)7121 51530-822
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Areas of interest   

  • FIB/SEM Crossbeam
  • cryomicroscopy
  • preparation methods
  • Analytics of biological-technical interfaces
  • electron microscopy

Stages of career

Since 2009 research associate in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Group at the NMI

2011 PhD in Applied Physics on the development of an ion optical transfer system for a mass spectrometer

2004-2009 Research Assistant at the Institute of Applied Physics, Working Group Electron and Ion Optics

1997-2004 Study of physics at the Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen

 

 

Philipp Schühle
Scientist Interfaces and nanoanalytics
T +49 (0)7121 51530-51
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Thomas Schweikert
Head of Administration
T +49 (0)7121 51530-885
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Ulrike Schwenkler
Administration
T +49 (0)7121 51530-418
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Sören Segan
PhD student Cellular screening models
T +49 (0)7121 51530-411
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Christopher Shipp
Head of Interface immunology
T +49 (0)7121 51530-809
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

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Kathrin Stadelmann
PhD student Biomaterials engineering
T +49 (0)7121 51530-414
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Helen Steins
PhD student Micromedical and surface engineering
T +49 (0)7121 51530-217
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Martin Stelzle
Head of BioMEMS and sensors
T +49 (0)7121 51530-75
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

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Claudia Stippich
Technical assistant Biofunctionalized surfaces
T +49 (0)7121 51530-27
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Ricarda Stock
PhD student Target-expression systems
T +49 (0)7121 51530-867
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Angelika Stumpf
Technical assistant Microsystems and nanotechnology
T +49 (0)7121 51530-878
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Markus Templin
Head of Assay development
T +49 (0)7121 51530-828
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Forschungsgebiete 

  • Cellular signalling pathways
  • tumor biology
  • Biomarker identification and validation
  • assay development
  • miniaturized assay systems

Stages of career

since 2003  group leader assay development

2000 - today  NMI

1996 - 2000  Research associate, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen 

1994 - 1995  Postdoc, ICMB, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Katja Thurig
Technical assistant Target-expression systems
T +49 (0)7121 51530-393
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Björn Tränkle
Scientist Cellular screening models
T +49 (0)7121 51530-411
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

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Prof. Dr. Hansjürgen Volkmer
Head of Dept. Molecular cell biology
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-16

Research interests

  • Molecular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity

Curriculum vitae

Since 1998 Head of the Molecular Biology Department

1994 - 1998 Postdoc at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

1989 - 1994 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg

1989 PhD in Genetics, University of Tübingen, Germany

1979 - 1984 Study of Biology, University of Tübingen

 

Dr.-Ing. Rene von Metzen
Head of Micromedical and surface engineering
T +49 (0)7121 51530-609
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Research interests

  • microimplants
  • microsystems engineering
  • encapsulation technology
  • coating technologies

Curriculum vitae

2014 - today group leader micromedicine and surface technology

2013 - 2014 Staff member at the NMI, Micromedicine and Surface Technology Working Group 

2005 - 2013 Research associate at the Institute of Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg, Chair of Biomedical Microtechnology (Prof. Stieglitz)

2012 PhD, title of dissertation: 'Parylene C as a Substrate Material for Micro Implants'.

1997 - 2004 Studies of Electrical Engineering (Technical University Berlin)

 

Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Wagner
Head of Adhesive bonding and test engineering
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

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Larissa Walter
PhD student Assay development
T +49 (0)7121 51530-410
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Clementine Warres
Engineer Interfaces and nanoanalytics
T +49 (0)7121 51530-50
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Sonja Weckerle
Administration
T +49 (0)7121 51530-17
F +49 (0)7121 51530-16
Dr. Frank Weise
Head of Target-expression systems
T +49 (0)7121 51530-56
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Research interests

Development of improved cell culture models and methods for gene transfer

Fields of activity

We focus on the analysis of cellular responses to gene expression in order to validate target genes for the pharmaceutical industry. Furthermore, we aim at developing improved cell culture models (co-culture, inflammatory response to exposure to hazardous substances), which, due to their more physiological nature, allow higher predictivity.

Curriculum vitae

since 2009 Group leader of Target Expressions Systems
2002-2009 Head of laboratory in the Dept. of Molecular Biology
1998-2002 Post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Biology, Tübingen
1997 Doctoral degree at the Free University of Berlin (bacteriophage DNA replication)
1994-1996 Doctoral fellow at the National Centre of Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain
1987-1993 Student of biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin

 

Simon Werner
Engineer BioMEMS and sensors
T +49 (0)7121 51530-899
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Arbeitsgebiete

  • System integration of electronics and microfluidics for biological applications in 
  • Lab on a Chip Systems, Microfluidics - Design,
  • Peripheral systems for dielectrophoresis and fluidic control,
  • rapid prototyping: 3D CAD (SolidWorks®), CAM/CAE, micro milling, AVT
  • opt. Sensors/ Measurement technology

Stages of career

since 2009  Part-time Master's degree in Electrical Engineering/ Information Technology, Open University in Hagen, Germany

since 2007  Scientific employee/engineer at the AG BioMEMS Sensorik

2003 - 2007  Studied Mechatronics at the FH Reutlingen

2001 - 2006  Scintec AG, Atmospheric Measurement Technology

 

Dr. Jenny Wickham
Scientist Neurophysics
T +49 (0)7121 51530-843
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Xin Xiong
Head of Biofunctionalized surfaces
T +49 (0)7121 51530-413
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Research interests   

  • Biomaterials for medical and biotechnological approaches, in particular collagen-based biomaterials for regenerative medicine and enzyme immobilization
  • Functional characterization using physical-chemical and biological methods
  • Practical experience in molecular biology with cloning, expression in bacteria, fungi and mammalian cells, PCR, RT-PCR.
  • Physical methods: AFM, Raman spectroscopy, DSC, IR.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2018 group leader biofunctionalized surfaces

Since Oct. 2014 Deputy Group Leader, Group Biomaterials, NMI; Focus: Biotechnology and Surface Characterization:

Since Sept. 2012 Project leader Biomaterials Group

Since April 2011 Scientist Biomaterials Group at the NMI

2009 - 2011 Scientist at the Institute for Experimental Internal Medicine, University Hospital Magdeburg, focus NF-kB signaling

2008 - 2009 Scientist at the Institute of Technical Biochemistry (Group Biocatalysis), University of Stuttgart, focus on mutagenesis and enzyme expression.

2005 - 2008 PhD at the Fraunhofer IGB & Biological Institute of the University of Stuttgart: New insights into Structure and Function of Type I Collagen

2004 - 2004 Diploma thesis at Fraunhofer IGB: Functional characterization of Tsa1p in Candida albicans

2002 - 2004 Studied technical biology at the University of Stuttgart

1996 - 2000 Study of Bioprocess Engineering at Huaqiao University, China


Prices. 10.2005 First Hugo violinist Prize

10.2005 First Hugo Violinist Prize

01.2005-07.2008 Scholarship of Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation

10.2008 BP-Young Scientists & Students Award at the 13th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition

 

Zijian Xu
PhD student Tumor biology
T +49 (0)7121 51530-887
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Simge Yüz
Scientist Tumor biology
T +49 (0)7121 51530-867
F +49 (0)7121 51530-62
Dr. Anne Zeck
Head of Bioanalytics
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F +49 (0)7121 51530-62

Research interests

Analytical chemistry with focus on chromatography and mass spectrometry of peptides and proteins

  • Detailed characterization of recombinant proteins and protein conjugates
  • Determination of identity / investigation of polyclonality
  • Determination of the coupling density of protein conjugates
  • High sensitivity sequence variant analysis
  • Determination of correct disulfide bridging
  • GlycosylationDetermination of N- and C-terminal modifications
  • Oxidation, deamidation, succinimide formation, glycation, etc.
  • Epitope mapping using H/D exchange and top down mass spectrometry
  • Immunoanalytical methods for the production and characterization of antibodies

Analytical Techniques

  • mass spectrometry
  • LTQ Orbitrap & LTQ-FT-ICR (ThermoScientific)
  • ESI-ToF and ESI-Q-ToF (MAXIS, Bruker)
  • MALDI-ToF-ToF
  • chromatography
  • HPLC, (Ultimate 3000, Agilent 1100, nanoAcquity)
  • UPLC, RSLC (nanoAcquity, Ultimate 3000)
  • On-line enrichment
  • immunonalytics
  • ELISA, immunoprecipitation, immunaffinity enrichment
  • Immunoanalytical detection of chromatographic separations

other protein analytical techniques

  • ion scarf chromatography
  • SDS-PAGE, Western Blot

 

Curriculum vitae

2007 - 2011 Group leader, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Penzberg

2006 - 2007 Postdoc at Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Penzberg

2004 Postdoc at Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis Northeastern University, Boston, USA

2001 Dr. rer. nat. in Analytical Chemistry, Technical University Munich (TUM)

1992 - 1998 Chemistry studies and Dipl. Chem. at the TU Karlsruhe and TUM

 

Dr. Günther Zeck
Head of Neurophysics
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Research interests  

Neurotechnologies and applications

  • CMOS - based neurochips
            Parallel detection of neuronal activity with 16000 sensors
            Capacitive stimulation of neuronal activity with capacitor arrays
            Tissue analysis - chip coupling
  • multi-electrode arrays
            Neuronal cell cultures (rat)
            Electrical stimulation
  • retina
            Detection/analysis of extracellular activity in rabbit, rat and mouse retinas
            Detection/analysis of single cell activity and field potentials in blind retinas
            Electrical stimulation of healthy and blind retinas

Curriculum vitae

Group leader at the NMI since 2010

2006 - 2010 Senior Postdoc, Max Planck Inst. Neurobiology, Martinsried

2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral researcher at Mass. General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

1998-2002 Dr. rer. nat., Biophysics, TU Munich & Max Planck Inst. Biochemistry

1992 - 1998 Physics studies at the TU Munich

Teachings

Graduate School of Neural Information Processing, Bernstein Centre Tübingen

Student Assistants

Matthias Becker
PhD student Biochemistry
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Jasmin Buch
Student BioMEMS and sensors
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Jenny Dietrich
Research Assistant PR
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Leyla Djanklich
Bachelor student Biofunctionalized surfaces
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Simon Fink
Research assistant Assay development
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Marc Geißler
Student Cellular screening models
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Paul Henzler
Master student Microsystems and nanotechnology
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Patrick Herter
Master student Assay development
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Stefanie Holz
Student Target-expression systems
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Anna-Lena Keller
Master student Tumor biology
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Paree Khokhani
Master student Interface immunology
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Ursula Kurz
Target-expression systems
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Michael Matthew Mierzejewski
Research assistant Microsystems and nanotechnology
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Pia Moosmann
Student Biofunctionalized surfaces
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Salvatore Noto
Research assistant BioMEMS and sensors
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Jessica Pollok
Student Cellular screening models
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Laura Rummel
Nanoanalytics
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Marie Sophie Sättele
Student Interfaces and nanoanalytics
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Boris Stamm
Applied materials science and electron microscopy
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Maximilian Stapf
Bachelor student Biofunctionalized surfaces
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Julia Thierschmidt
Master student BioMEMS/Sensors
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Dmitri Visser
Master student Biomaterials engineering
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Oliver Walker
Bachelor student Biofunctionalized surfaces
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