Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kruss

  • 2002 – 2007 Studies of Chemistry and Biophysics at Heidelberg University
  • 2008 – 2011 PhD in Biophysical Chemistry at Heidelberg University & Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (with Joachim Spatz)
  • 2012 – 2014 Postdoc at MIT (Cambridge, USA), Department of Chemical Engineering (with Michael Strano)
  • since 2014 Research group leader (Bionanotechnology), Institute for Physical Chemistry, Göttingen University
  • since 2016 Principal investigator in the excellence cluster CNMPB (Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain)
  • since 2017 Principal investigator in the life@nano cluster initiative
  • since 2020 Professor at Ruhr Universität Bochum

Major Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Nanoscaled optical biosensors and actuators
  • Biophysics (Cell Adhesion, Neuroscience)

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Nissler R, Mann FA, Chaturvedi P, Horlebein J, Meyer D, Vukovic L, Kruss S (2019) Quantification of the Number of Adsorbed DNA Molecules on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123(8), 4837-4847

  • Neubert E, Meyer D, Rocca F, Kwaczala-Tessmann A, Gradnke J, Senger-Sander S, Geisler C, Egner A, Schön M, Erpenbeck L, Kruss S (2018) Chromatin swelling drives neutrophil extracellular trap release, Nature Communications 2018, 9(1):3767

  • Polo E, Nitka TT, Neubert E, Erpenbeck L, Vukovic L, Kruss S (2018) Control of integrin affinity by confining RGD peptides on fluorescent carbon nanotubes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10(21),17693-17703

  • Meyer D, Hagemann A, Kruss S (2017) Kinetic requirements for spatiotemporal chemical imaging with fluorescent nanosensors, ACS Nano 2017, 11(4), 4017-4027

  • Kruss S, Salem D, Vukovic L, Lima B, Vander Ende E, Boyden E, Strano M (2017) High resolution imaging of cellular dopamine efflux using nanosensor arrays, PNAS 2017, 114(8), 1789-1794