Biocompatible Nanomaterials


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  • N. Lukat, R.-M. Friedrich, B. Spetzler, C. Kirchhof, C. Arndt, L. Thormählen, F. Faupel, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2020): Mapping of magnetic nanoparticles and cells using thin film magnetoelectric sensors based on the delta-E effect. Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, 112023. Link

  • T. R. Heyn, J. Mayer, H. R. Neumann, C. Selhuber-Unkel, A. Kwade, K. Schwarz, J. K. Keppler (2020): The threshold of amyloid aggregation of beta-lactoglobulin: Relevant factor combinations. Journal of Food Engineering, 283, 110005. Link

  • C. Chluba, K. Siemsen, C. Bechtold, C. Zamponi, C. Selhuber-Unkel, E. Quandt, R. Lima de Miranda (2020): Microfabricated bioelectrodes on self-expandable NiTi thin film devices for implants and diagnostic instruments. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 153, 112034 . Link

  • M. Timmermann, N. Lukat, L. Schneider, W. C. Shields IV, G. Lopez, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2020): Migration of microparticle-containing amoebae through constricted environments. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 6, 2, 889-897. Link



  • M. Taale, D. Krüger, E. Ossei-Wusu, F. Schütt, M. A. Ur Rehamn, Y. Mishra, J. Marx, N. Stock, B. Fiedler, A. Boccaccini, R. Willumeit-Römer, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2019): Systematically designed periodic electrophoretic deposition for decorating 3D carbon-based scaffolds with bioactive nanoparticles. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 5(9), 4393-4404. Link

  • T. R. Heyn, V. M. Garamus, H. R. Neumann, M. J. Uttinger, T. Guckeisen, M. Heuer, C. Selhuber-Unkel, W. Peukert, J. Keppler (2019): Influence of the polydispersity of pH 2 and pH 3.5 beta-lactoglobulin amyloid fibril solutions on analytical methods. European Polymer Journal, 120, 109211. Link

  • C. Appiah, C. Arndt, K. Siemsen, A. Heitmann, A. Staubitz, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2019): Living Materials Herald a New Era in Soft Robotics. Advanced Materials, 1807747. Link

  • S. Huth, S. Sindt, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2019): Automated analysis of soft hydrogel microindentation: Impact of various indentation parameters on the measurement of Young's modulus. PLOS ONE, 14 (8), e0220281. Link

  • S. Thapa, N. Lukat, C. Selhuber-Unkel, A. G. Cherstvy, R. Metzler (2019): Transient superdiffusion of polydisperse vacuoles inside highly-motile amoeboid cells. Journal of Chemical Physics 150, 144901. Link

  • S. Gutekunst, K. Siemsen, S. Huth, A. Möhring, B. Hesseler, M. Timmermann, I. Paulowicz, Y. Mishra, L. Siebert, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2019): 3D Hydrogels Containing Interconnected Microchannels of Subcellular Size for Capturing Human Pathogenic Acanthamoeba Castellanii. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 5 (4), 1784-1792. Link

  • R.-M. Friedrich, S. Zabel, A. Galka, N. Lukat, J.-M. Wagner, C. Kirchhof, E. Quandt, J. McCord, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Siniatchkin, F. Faupel (2019): Magnetic particles mapping using magnetoelectric sensors as an imaging modality. Scientific Reports 9, 2086. Link

  • D. Krapf, N. Lukat, E. Marinari, R. Metzler, G. Oshanin, C. Selhuber-Unkel, A. Squarcini, L. Stadler, M. Weiss, X. Xu (2019): Spectral content of a single non-Brownian trajectory. Physical Review X 9, 011019. Link

  • M. Taale, F. Schütt, T. Carey, J. Marx, Y. Mishra, N. Stock, B. Fiedler, F. Torrisi, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2019): Biomimetic Carbon-Fiber Systems Engineering: A Modular Design Strategy to Generate Biofunctional Composites from Graphene and Carbon Nanofibers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11(5), 5325-5335. Link



  • M. Taale, F. Schütt, K. Zheng, Y. Mishra, A. Boccaccini, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2018): Bioactive Carbon Based Hybrid 3D Scaffolds for Osteoblast Growth. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (50), 43874-43886. Link


  • A. Klick, R. Wagner, M. Großmann, L. F. Kadem, T. Leißner, H.-G. Rubahn, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Bauer (2018): Detection and characterization of attenuated multimode waveguiding in SiO2 slabs using photoemission electron microscopy. Physical Review B 98, 085128. Link


  • H. R. Neumann, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2018): High-throughput micro-nanostructuring by microdroplet inkjet printing. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 9: 2372-2380. Link




  • M. Bremer, R. Reinke, B. Hesseler, M. Taale, D. Ingwersen, S. Schwarzer, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Gerken (2017): Non-Covalent Spiropyran Coatings for Photo-Induced Wettability Switching. Journal of Nanomaterials, 6498601. Link

  • C. Mehl, M. Kern, A. Zimmermann, S. Harder, S. Huth, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2017): Impact of cleaning procedures on adhesion of living cells to three abutment materials. The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants​, 32(5):976-984. Link

  • S. Huth, J. F. Reverey, M. Leippe, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2017): Adhesion Forces and Mechanics in Mannose-Mediated Acanthamoeba Interactions, PLOS ONE, 12(5):e0176207, Link

  • L. F. Kadem, K. G. Suana, M. Holz, W. Wang, H. Westerhaus, R. Herges, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2017): High Frequency Mechanostimulation of Cell Adhesion. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56: 225-229. Link



  • C. Mehl, M. Kern, A.-M. Schütte, L. F. Kadem, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2016): Adhesion of living cells to abutment materials, dentin, and adhesive luting cement with different surface qualities Dental Materials. Dental Materials, 32(12):1524-1535.  Link 

  • Q. Li, S. Huth, D. Adam and C. Selhuber-Unkel (2016): Reinforcement of integrin-mediated T-Lymphocyte adhesion by TNF-induced Inside-out Signaling. Scientific Reports, 6:30452. Link

  • C. Lamprecht, M. Taale, I. Paulowicz, H. Westerhaus, C. Grabosch, A. Schuchardt, M. Mecklenburg, M. Böttner, R. Lucius, K. Schulte, R. Adelung, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2016): A tunable scaffold of microtubular graphite for 3D cell growth.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8:14980-14985. Link

  • Y. Nazirizadeh, V. Behrends, A. Prósz, N. Orgovan, R. Horvath, A. Ferrie, Y. Fang, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Gerken (2016): Intensity interrogation near cutoff resonance for label-free cellular profiling. Scientific Reports, 6:24685. Link  

  • L. F. Kadem, M. Holz, K. G. Suana, Q. Li, C. Lamprecht, R. Herges, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2016): Rapid Reversible Photoswitching of Integrin-mediated Adhesion at the Single-Cell Level. Advanced Materials, 28:1799-1802. Link

  • K. Loger, A. Engel, J. Haupt, Q. Li, R. Lima de Miranda, E. Quandt, G. Lutter, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2016): Cell adhesion on NiTi thin film sputter deposited meshes. Materials Science and Engineering C, 59:611-616. Link

  • Y. Ganji, Q. Li, E. S. Quabius, M. Böttner, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Kasra (2016): Cardiomyocyte behavior on biodegradable polyurethane/gold nanocomposite scaffolds under electrical stimulation. Materials Science and Engineering C, 59: 10-18. Link

  • B. Henkel, T. Neubert, S. Zabel, C. Lamprecht, C. Selhuber-Unkel, K. Rätzke, T. Strunskus, M. Vergöhl, F. Faupel (2016): Photocatalytic properties of titania thin films prepared by sputtering versus evaporation and aging of induced oxygen vacancy defects. Applied Catalysis B. Environmental, 180: 362-371. Link

  • S. Jahns, S. B. Gutekunst, C. Selhuber-Unkel, Y. Nazirizadeh, M. Gerken (2016): Human blood microfluidic test chip for imaging, label-free biosensor. Microsyst. Technol., 22: 1513. Link



  • C. Herranz-Diez, Q. Li, C. Lamprecht, C. Mas-Moruno, S. Neubauer, H. Kessler, J. M. Manero, J. Guillem-Marti, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2015): Bioactive compounds immobilized on Ti and TiNbHf: AFM-based investigations of biofunctionalization efficiency and cell adhesion. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 136:704-711. Link

  • S. Jahns, M. Bräu, B.-O. Meyer, T. Karrock, S. B. Gutekunst, L. Blohm, C. Selhuber-Unkel, R. Buhmann, Y. Nazirizadeh, M. Gerken (2015): Handheld imaging photonic crystal biosensor for multiplexed, label-free protein detection. Biomedical Optics Express, 6(10): 3724-3736. Link

  • L. F. Kadem, C. Lamprecht, J. Purtov, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2015): Controlled Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Nanoparticle Patterns on Nanotopographies. Langmuir, 31(34): 9261-9265. Link

  • J. F. Reverey, J.-H. Jeon, H. Bao, M. Leippe, R. Metzler and C. Selhuber-Unkel (2015): Superdiffusion dominates intracellular particle motion in the supercrowded cytoplasm of pathogenic Acanthamoeba castellanii. Scientific Reports, 5: 11690.Link



  • S. B. Gutekunst, C. Grabosch, A. Kovalev, S. N. Gorb and C. Selhuber-Unkel (2014): Influence of PDMS substrate stiffness on the adhesion of Acanthamoeba castellanii.  Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 5: 1393-1398.  Link

  • Y. Serfert, C. Lamprecht, C.-P. Tan, J. K. Keppler, E. Appel, F. J. Rossier-Miranda, K. Schroen, R. M. Boom, S. N. Gorb, C. Selhuber-Unkel, S. Drusch, K. Schwarz (2014): Characterization and use of β-lactoglobulin fibrils for microencapsulation of lipophilic ingredients and oxidative stability thereof. Journal of Food Engineering, 143: 53-61.   Link

  • J. Reverey, R. Fromme, M. Leippe, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2014):In vitro adhesion of Acanthamoeba castellanii to soft contact lenses depends on water content and disinfection procedure.  Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 37(4): 262-266. Link



  • Y. Nazirizadeh, J. Reverey, U. Geyer, U. Lemmer, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Gerken (2013): Material-based three-dimensional imaging with nanostructured surfaces.  Applied Physics Letters, 102: 011116. Link

  • Y. Serfert, R. Kleinhans, C.-P. Tan, C. Lamprecht, C. Selhuber-Unkel, S.  Drusch, K., Schwarz (2013): "Einsatz von β-Lactoglobulin-Fibrillen zur Herstellung mikrostrukturierter Trägersysteme", in "Produktgestaltung in der Partikeltechnologie - Band 6", Hrsg.: Ulrich Teipel, Alfred Weber. Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, 139-147. Link



  • Y. Nazirizadeh, T. Becker, J. Reverey, C. Selhuber-Unkel, D. H. Rapoport, U. Lemmer, M. Gerken (2012):  Photonic crystal slabs for surface contrast enhancement in microscopy of transparent objects. Optics Express, 20(13), 14451-14459. Link



  • N. S. Rossen, A. J. Hansen, C. Selhuber-Unkel, L. B. Oddershede (2011): Arachidonic Acid Randomizes Endothelial Cell Migration and Regulates Adhesion and Migration. PLoS ONE, 6(9), e25196. Link

  • J. Deeg, I. Louban, D. Aydin, C. Selhuber-Unkel, H. Kessler, J. Spatz (2011): Impact of local versus global ligand density on cellular adhesion. Nano Letters 11(4), 1469-1476. Link

  • J.-H. Jeon, V. Tejedor, S. Burov, E. Barkai, C. Selhuber-Unkel, K. Berg-Sorensen, L. Oddershede, R. Metzler (2011):  In vivo anomalous diffusion and weak ergodicity breaking of lipid granules. Physical Review Letters, 106, 048103. Link



  • V. Tejedor, O. Bénichou, R. Voituriez, R. Jungmann, F. Simmel, C. Selhuber-Unkel, L. Oddershede, R. Metzler (2010): Quantitative analysis of single particle trajectories: mean maximal excursion method. Biophysical Journal, 98, 1364-1372. Link

  • C. Selhuber-Unkel, T. Erdmann, M. López-García, H. Kessler, U. S. Schwarz, J. P. Spatz (2010): Cell adhesion strength is controlled by intermolecular spacing of adhesion receptors. Biophysical Journal, 98, 543-551. Link



  • S. Münter, B. Sabass, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Kudryashev, S. Hegge, U. Engel, J. P. Spatz, K. Matuschewski, U. S. Schwarz, F. Frischknecht (2009): Plasmodium sporozoite motility is modulated by the turnover of discrete adhesion sites. Cell Host & Microbe, 6(6), 551-562. Link

  • C. Selhuber-Unkel (2009): Tracking cell-nanoparticle interactions. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 5, 634-640. Link

  • C. Selhuber-Unkel, P. Yde, K. Berg-Sørensen, L. B. Oddershede (2009): Variety in intracellular diffusion during the cell cycle. Physical Biology, 6, 025015. Link



  • C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. López-García, H. Kessler, J. P. Spatz (2008): Cooperativity in Adhesion Cluster Formation during Initial Cell Adhesion. Biophysical Journal, 95, 5424-5431. Link

  • C. Selhuber-Unkel, I. Zins, O. Schubert, C. Sönnichsen, L. B. Oddershede (2008): Quantitative optical trapping of single gold nanorods. Nano Letters, 8(9), 2998-3003. Link



  • N. Walter, C. Selhuber, H. Kessler, J. P. Spatz (2006): Cellular Unbinding Forces of Initial Adhesion Processes on Nanopatterned Surfaces Probed with Magnetic Tweezers. Nano Letters, 6(3), 398-402. Link

  • C. Selhuber, J. Bluemmel, F. Czerwinski, J. P. Spatz (2006): Tuning Surface Energies with Nanopatterned Substrates. Nano Letters, 6(2), 267-270. Link

     * authors contributed equally.


Conference proceedings

  • S. Jahns, Y. Nazirizadeh, B. Meyer, S. B. Gutekunst, C. Selhuber-Unkel, M. Gerken (2013): Photometric Aptasensor using Biofunctionalized Photonic Slabs. Proc. IEEE Sensors 2013, DOI:10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688384 Link

  • F. Czerwinski, A. C. Richardson, C. Selhuber-Unkel, L. B. Oddershede (2009): Quantifying and pinpointing sources of noise in optical tweezers experiments. Proc. SPIE 7400, 74004. Link


Book chapters

 M. Benoit, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2011): Measuring cell adhesion forces: theory and principles. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 736, 355-77. Link


Other publications

  • A. Buschhoff, I. Barg, J. Siekmann, P. Wulff, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2019): DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2154 „Materials for Brain: Dünnschichtbasierte Funktionsmaterialien für die minimal-invasive Therapie von Erkrankungen des Gehirns“. Neuroforum, 25 (1), 69-71. Link


  • A. Sandelin, H. R. Hansen, S. Baldursdottir, A. S. Kristensen, L. K. Bak, F. V. Christiansen, C. Selhuber-Unkel (2011): The Value of Example Solutions in Pharmacy Education: The role of seniority and gender. Pharmacy Education, 11(1), 32-37. Link


  • C. Selhuber-Unkel (2008): Charakterisierung der Kräfte und der viskoelastischen Eigenschaften der mitotischen Spindel in lebenden Zellen. Nova Acta Leopoldina, Neue Folge, Supplementum 21:172-173. Link


  • C. Selhuber-Unkel (2007): Cell adhesion studies at the nano-scale. FUTURA, 22(3), 197-200.


  • C. Selhuber (2004): Bauwerke im Miniaturformat – oder : Der molekulare Baukasten. Sciencegarden, May 2004.