Innovation Event


Kategorie: Micro, Nano & Materials

Ort: ETH Zurich, Department D-BSSE, Misrok-Raum, Mattenstrasse 26, 4058 Basel

Ralf Dümpelmann

Ihre Kontaktperson

Ralf Dümpelmann

Dr. | Senior Project Manager Micro, Nano & Materials

Tel. +41 61 295 50 20

event Micro, Nano & Materials


Joined Technology Circle "NanoMedicine and NanoPolymers & Structures"

Nanotechnology and its applications in medicine have a promising potential to improve our understanding of the etiology of diseases, as well as their diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Modern nanostructure technologies offer surprising and very clever ways in the analysis of even smallest concentrations of biomolecules. This unique proposition was a good reason to combine the Technology Circles (TC) NanoMedicine and NanoPolymers & Structures for the first time. The location at the ETH location in Basel, the D-BSSE (Dept. of Biosystems Science and Engineering) is in addition an inspiring place to combine physics and biology.
The last Technology Circle Nanomedicine (21.03.2017) addressed the characterisation and quantitative monitoring of cellular processes at nano scale by novel and sophisticated nanoscience techniques. This workshop offered a first excursion into the complex world of nanobiology. We learned how single cell mass determinations reflect fundamental physiological interactions with the cellular environment, and how the nuclear pore complex very efficiently and at high speed control the traffic of biomolecules between nucleus and cytoplasm of the cell.
This upcoming Technology Circle on June 22nd, 2017 at ETH Zurich, Department D-BSSE (Misrok-Raum, Mattenstrasse 26) in Basel, starting at 16:00 will zoom in even more into the nanoworld by focusing on the characterisation of the highly dynamic (nano-) engines at the molecular level that are driving many cellular processes, individual proteins and protein complexes. In addition and as a follow-up from last session, also a nanopipette will be presented which enables analysis of single cells as well as creating 3D structures with sub-micron resolution.


16:00 Welcome and introduction
16:10 Introduction of Dept. of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel and "High-sensitive bioanalyses on microfluidic platforms", Prof. Petra Dittrich, D-BSSE, Bioanalytics, ETH-Zürich in Basel
16:30 "Holography with Low-Energy Electrons: a Tool for Single Molecule Structural Biology” 
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Fink, Physik Institut, Universität Zürich
17:00 "Focal Molography: a new method for in-situ analysis of biomolecular interactions in real time "
Dr. Christof Fattinger, Roche Innovation Center, Basel

“FluidFM – Single cell analysis and 3D micro printing with a nanopipette”
Dr. Pablo Dörig, Cytosurge




Networking Apero

Please note, the Technology Circles are regular events aiming for an audience of strongly interested experts and entrepreneurs in the field, who actively discuss, raise issues and may advise on next topics to be presented and discussed. We may restrict therefore the number of participants.
For registration, please consider, if you belong to the target group. Registration is free and performed using the right top button.

Hans-Werner Fink will report on recent work of his group promoting the use of holography and coherent diffraction with low-energy electrons to achieve structural biology at the single molecule level, complementing the established methods for obtaining structural information by averaging information from thousands of molecules.
Christof Fattinger and his team were determined to generate new generation biosensing technologies using nanosensors to detect and describe biomolecular interactions with unprecedented precision. This breakthrough innovation was named "molography" and combines photolithography, molecular self-assembly and laser technology into a robust analytical method for label-free monitoring of biological interactions in real-time in complex samples.
Pablo Dörig will show the newest advances of their FluidFM technology, which is based on a force sensitive nanopipette. Linking to both nanomedicine and nanostructures FluidFM enables to extract single cell content from culture as well as to create 3D metal structures with submicron resolution.