Plasmonics, Near Field Optics, Raman, Colloids
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 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 berechnet die mechanischen Eigenschaften von Zellen und Zytosskeletten mit FEM
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 will find out the dependence between surface properties and sealing attributes for sealing products.