Dr. Manuel Rodrigues Goncalves

Plasmonics, Near Field Optics, Raman, Colloids

Dr. Masoud Amirkhani



Daniel Geiger

Daniel investigates the behaviour of migrating cells on microstructured substrates. They are based on photoreactive polymers that change during light exposure. Therefore, the surface properties are changed locally. The main goal of the work is deeper understanding of the interplay between substrate and cell duringe migration.

Tobias Neckernuß

Tobias builds up a new device, a so called optical adherent cell stretcher. To this end he tries to adopt the principle of a conventional optical stretcher to develop a setup which allows both, to stretch adherent cell with laser light and to investigate the deformation via a microscope.

Ralf Schuster

Ralf berechnet die mechanischen Eigenschaften von Zellen und Zytosskeletten mit FEM

Irina Schrezenmeier

Irina is a member of the graduate school PULMOSENS and builds a magnetic trap, which will be integrated into the already present optical trap. Both devices will then be used to measure forces during the secretion of surfactants of type II lung cells.



Felix Senf


Felix will find out the dependence between surface properties and sealing attributes for sealing products.

Master Students

Joseph Iduwe




Amos Kiyumbi





Ruben Rose



Technical Staff

Maria Hammer

Maria takes measurements with the Raman Microscopy and is responsible for the electronic workshop

Simone Mosch

Simone takes measurements with the Mulitmode and is responsible for the chemistry lab.

Ulla Nolte

Ulla is an expert in all questions regarding cell culture and cell manipulation.