Strategies to control phenomena at the
interface between artificial materials and biological systems are
relevant for many fields ranging from biosensing to tissue engineering.
The inertness and static character of artificial surfaces contrasts
with the dynamic, reversible and evolutionary character of biological
processes. This gap can be filled with novel strategies that allow
precise and active change of the surface properties by application of
ready-available and biological friendly external fields. We develop
responsive surfaces for these purposes and study their dynamic
properties with different surface sensitive techniques.
surfaces with wavelength-selective response
surfaces for cell control
cell attachment and detachment