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Jonas Pfeil

Jonas Pfeil

I study the long term evolution of the microrheological properties of lung fibroplast when exposed to Latrunculin B. For this I use a continuous high-speed recording and real time tracking with a 32x32 pixel camera and an FPGA microcontroller. I try to map the change of cell stiffness when the creation of Keratin is inhibited and how the cell recovers when the drug is washed out again.

Johannes Glöckler

Johannes Glöckler

The goal of my PhD studies is to develop sensor systems for the continuous diagnosis of exhaled breath. My main attention lies on the detection of biomarkers which are linked to particular metabolic processes and diseases. Therefore, I use next-generation miniaturized and integrated mid-infrared spectroscopic sensing technologies and combine these with other analytical methods, like an electronic Nose, for comprehensive multi-component diagnostics.

Angelika Kaiser

Angelika Kaiser

In my research I focus on resistive gas detection of the biomarker hydrogen sulfide (H_{2}S) in the parts per billion range by using nanostructured zinc oxide (ZnO).  The ZnO is grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Here, different types of ZnO nanowires (NW) are fabricated, either by the vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) method with gold catalyst on silicon, or by the vapor-solid (VS) method without catalyst on sapphire. My main interest is to investigate the beneficial effect of  post-synthesis treatment of the ZnO NW, such as high temperature annealing in different gaseous atmospheres and coating with catalytic metal nanoparticles, on the development of a highly selective artificial e-Nose.

angelika.kaiser(at)uni-ulm.de

Eva Oswald

Eva Oswald

In my PhD I am working on pipette-based scanning probe techniques for cell measurements. My focus is to measure ion concentrations in the aqueous apical surface liquid layer of human epithelial cells. Therefore, I am working on the combination of scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM) with liquid ion-selective microelectrodes.

eva-1.oswald(at)uni-ulm.de

Gourab Dutta Banik

Gourab Dutta Banik

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Analytical and Bio-Analytical Chemistry. I did my PhD from S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India. During my PhD, I developed a cavity ring down spectrometer coupled with a mid-IR quantum cascade laser to detect the trace molecules in exhaled human breath which have the wide importance in bio medical diagnosis. Here, the goal of my project is to develop miniaturized and integrated mid-infrared ring-down spectroscopy technique for breath analysis.

gourab.dutta-banik(at)uni-ulm.de