Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000 – 2005
    Studies in physics and biomedical engineering University of Bonn and RWTH Aachen University (Undergraduate scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation)

  • 2006 – 2010
    PhD student. Nanostructured electrodes for cellular biosensing. Forschungszentrum Jülich, Bioelectronics Group (PhD scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation)

  • 2010 – 2012
    Postdoctoral research fellow. Single molecule manipulation with optical tweezers. School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin and CRANN, Ireland

  • 2013 – 2015
    Project leader. Synthetic cell systems, cell-nanostructure interactions. Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

  • Since 2016
    Independent research group leader. New biomaterials from composite nanofibres. University of Bremen, Institute of Biophysics (Emmy Noether research grant of the German Research Foundation, DFG)

Selected publications

  • Jadhav, V.#, Brüggemann, D.#, Wruck, F., Hegner, M.: Single molecule mechanics of protein-labelled DNA handles, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 2016, 7, 138-148

  • Raoufi, M., Das, T., Schoen, I., Vogel, V., Brüggemann, D., Spatz, J.P.: Nanopore diameters tune strain in extruded fibronectin fibers, Nano Letters 2015, 15, 6357-6364

  • Frohnmayer, J.P.#, Brüggemann, D.#, Eberhard, C., Neubauer, S., Mollenhauer, C., Boehm, H., Kessler, H., Geiger, B., Spatz, J.P.: Minimal synthetic cells to study integrin-mediated adhesion, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54(42), 12472-12478

  • Brüggemann, D., Frohnmayer, J., Spatz, J.P.: Model systems for studying cell adhesion and biomimetic actin networks, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 2014, 5, 1193-1202

  • Brüggemann, D.: Nanoporous aluminium oxide membranes as cell interfaces, Journal of Nanomaterials 2013, 1-18

  • Brüggemann, D., Michael, K.E., Wolfrum, B., Offenhäusser, A.: Adhesion and survival of electrogenic cells on gold nanopillar array electrodes, International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials 2012, 4(2), 108-127

  • Wesche, M., Hüske, M., Yakushenko, A., Brüggemann, D., Mayer, D., Offenhäusser, A., Wolfrum, B.: A nanoporous alumina microelectrode array for functional cell–chip coupling, Nanotechnology 2012, 23(49), 495303-495310

  • Katranidis, A., Grange, W., Schlesinger, R., Choli-Papadopoulou, T., Brüggemann, D., Hegner, M., Büldt, G.: Force measurements of the disruption of the nascent polypeptide chain from the ribosome by optical tweezers, FEBS Letters 2011, 585 (12), 1859-1863

  • Brüggemann, D., Wolfrum, B., Maybeck, V., Mourzina, Y., Jansen, M., Offenhäusser, A.: Nanostructured gold microelectrodes for extracellular recording from electrogenic cells, Nanotechnology 2011, 22 (26), 265104-265110

  • Weber, D., Mourzina, Y., Brüggemann, D., Offenhäusser, A.: Large-scale patterning of gold nanopillars in a porous anodic alumina template by replicating gold structures on a titanium barrier, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011, 11 (2), 1293-1296

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