- Prof. Dr. Leon Abelmann, Dr. Bo Hyun Ryu, Dr. Nuriye Korkmaz
- Magnetism combines well with organisms, since magnetic fields penetrate in most aqueous solutions and hardly interact with bio-chemical processes.
- Magnetic fields can for instance be used to apply forces and torques (using either magnetic particles or non-magnetic particles in magnetic fluids), to heat magnetic particles by induction or to detect their presence.
- The magnetics team combines magnetic fields with in (micro-)fluidic systems to study fundamental behavior of magnetic objects such as nanoparticles, genetically engineered bacteria and phages in solutions and to apply this knowledge in the field of bio-sensors and materials such as bio-crystals.
Figure: Magneto-tactic bacteria can be steered to a specific location by an external magnetic field.
They are envisioned for environmental monitoring and targeted drug delivery.
Figure: Filamentous bacteriophages (virus particles) are naturally occurring biomaterials which can only infect bacteria.
The fd- bacteriophage is a member of filamentous phages (1 µm in length and 6 nm in diameter) and it is composed of a circular single stranded DNA packed in a protein cage. Ease of genetic modification makes fd- phages programmable templates for biomaterials research.
|"Using magnetic levitation for 2D and 3D selfassembly of cubic silicon macroparticles"||Woldering, L.A.; Been, A.J.; Alink, L.:Abelmann, L.,||Physica status solidi RRL, 10(2), 176-184|
|"Residual stress and Young's modulus of pulsed laser deposited PZT thin films: Effect of thin film composition and crystal direction of Si cantilevers"||Nazeer, H.; Nguyen, M. D.; Rijnders, A.J.H.M.; Abelmann, L.; Sardan Sukas, O.,||Microelectronic Engineering, 161, 56-62|
|"Angiogenic Type I Collagen Extracellular Matrix Integrated with Recombinant Bacteriophages Displaying Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors"||Yoon, J.; Korkmaz Zirpel, N.; Park, H.-J.; Han, S.; Hwang, K.H.; Shin, J.; Cho, S.W.; Nam, C.H.; Chung, S.,||Advanced Healthcare Materials, 5, 205-212|
|"Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) polarizes both M-CSF and GM-CSF differentiated macrophages towards an M1-like phenotype,"||Seif, M.; Philippi, A.; Breinig, F.; Kiemer, A.K.; Hoppstädter, J.,||Inflammation|
|"Let's twist again: elasto-capillary assembly of parallel robbons"||Legrain, A, Berenschot, JW, Abelmann, L, Bico, J, Tas, NR||Soft Matter, 12, 7186 (2016)|