A03 - Material surface charges and their influence on cell physiology and morphology

Summary of the work programme

This Project addresses the relation and mechanisms of interaction between osteoblasts and titanium surfaces, in particular the role of material surface charges on cell behaviour. The project will study how structural, chemical, and electric parameters at the interface to the bio-system and their interplay govern cellular physiology (i.a. calcium signalling) and morphology (i.a. the migration front zone via Scanning Ion Conductance-Microscopy). To this end, methods of surface functionalisation, structuring, nanoprobing, and cell biology will be combined.

Cooperation projects

A01 / A02 / A04 / B01 / B05 / C01 / C02 / C04