Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Dr. Angelika Kunze

  • 1997–2005 Studies and Diploma in Physics, Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg
  • 2003–2006 Ph.D (Dr. rer. nat) Institute of Physical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • 2006–2010 Postdoctoral fellow, Chemical Physics, Chalmers Technical University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • 2010–2012 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion, Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg, Sweden
  • 2012–2014 Senior Research Associate, Biological Physics, Chalmers Technical University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • since 2014 Research Group Leader (Biointerfaces), Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August University, Göttingen

Major Research Interests

  • Lipid membranes
  • Carbohydrates
  • Biosensors
  • Cell dynamics

  • In our group different facets of interactions at the cell membranes are investigated. For the study of such processes that occur at the cell interface we use a variety of model system of different complexity level ranging from cell cultures and simpler model systems like lipid membranes - for example lipid vesicles (liposomes) and solid supported lipid membranes (SLMs) - in combination with surface sensitive techniques.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Kunze, A.; Steel, D.; Dahlenborg, K.; Sartipy, P.; Svedhem, S. (2015) Non-invasive acoustical sensing of drug-induced effects on the contractile machinery of human cardiomyocyte clusters PLoS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0125540
  • Nilebäck, E.; Enochson, L.; Altgärde, N.; Lindhal, A.; Svedhem, S.; Kunze, A. (2014) Acoustic monitoring of changes in well-defined hyaluronan layers exposed to chondrocytes Analyst. 139(21), 5350-5353
  • Kunze A.; Hesse, C.; Svedhem,S. (2014) Real-time monitoring of surface-confined platelet activation on TiO2 Colloids and Surfaces B. Biointerfaces, 116: 446-451
  • Kunze A.; Bally, M.; Höök, F.; Larson, G. (2013) Equilibrium-fluctuation-analysis of single liposome binding events reveals how cholesterol and Ca2+ modulate glycosphingolipid trans-interactions. Nature Scientific Reports, 3, 1452
  • Kunze A.; Sjövall, P.; Kasemo, B.; Svedhem, S. (2009) In situ preparation and modification of supported lipid layers by lipid transfer from vesicles studied by QCM-D and TOF-SIMS. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131: 2450-2451