Expertise: • Studies of biomolecules and other bio-objects at the molecular level using scanning probe techniques, i.e. atomic force microscopy (AFM) and related techniques (STM, SNOM, electrochemical variants), including combinations with optical microscopy (inverted, fluorescence, confocal) • Production and bioconjugation of nanoparticles • Advanced methods - nanolithograpy, nanomechanical manipulations, ink-jet based deposition
The imaging of biomolecules, cells and other biological structures and objects is realized in aqueous solution or in the dry state. The carrier materials for sample deposition range from ultra flat mica slides suitable for atomic resolution to highly oriented graphite, gold, silicon, glass and polymers as polystyrene petri dishes. Different scanning tips with appropriate sharpness and cantilevers with a wide range of force constants.