Porträt Dr. Baraban, Larysa; FWPS

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Dr. Larysa Baraban

Leiterin Life Science Nanomikro­systeme
Tel.: +49 351 260 3091

Marita Kersten

Sekretariat / Administration
Institut für Radio­pharma­zeutische Krebs­for­schung
Tel.: +49 351 260 3223


--- 2024 ---




--- 2023 ---

  • We extend our heartiest welcome to Dr. Ahmed Alsadig as a Post-doc in our team. He completed his PhD at the University of Trieste, Italy, in the group of Dr. Loredana Casalis on "Harnessing the plasmonic properties of gold nanoparticles: functionalization strategies coupled with novel spectroscopic tools." Afterwards, he visited our group last summer as a guest researcher. His research here at HZDR will primarily focus on using optimized gold nanoparticles coupled with biomolecules relevant to theranostic applications in cancer.


  • Our review article "Design and Development of Transient Sensing Devices for Healthcare Applications" by Ž. Janićijević, T. Huang, D. I. Sandoval Bojórquez, T. H. Tonmoy, S. Pané, D. Makarov & L. Baraban was recently accepted for publication in the journal Advanced Science. Congratulations!


  • Dr. Željko Janićijević recently delivered an invited lecture at the seminar of the Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi" at the University of Bologna entitled "Advances in biomedical device engineering: From polymeric biomaterials for electrically controlled drug delivery systems to cost-effective electrochemical biosensors"




  • We are happy to welcome Bogdana Đorđević! She is a Master student at the School of Electrical Engineering and an Undergraduate student at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. At HZDR, she will be working on developing flexible biosensors for lactate detection.


  • We congratulate Daniel Nieder on receiving Best Poster Award at the HZDR DocSeminar 2023. At the conference, he presented his research about a thermal sensing interface for bioassay monitoring in well plates. We also congratulate the other awardees, Dominik Koll and Cansu Dağlar.
  • We are happy to welcome Hatice Dilay Yazici! She is a Master student at Pamukkale University, Turkey and working as a research assistant at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the same university. At HZDR, she will be conducting research about G-FET biosensors for ferritin detection.
  • Exciting news! Our article entitled ’’Multiplexed extended gate field-effect transistor biosensor with gold nanoantennae as signal amplifiers’’ by Željko Janićijević and Trang-Anh Nguyen-Le et al. has been accepted for publication in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics (IF: 12.6). Congratulations!



  • Guest researchers this summer: We are happy to welcome two guest researchers at our department!

Amna Batool: Amna is a PhD student from Monash University that have joined HZDR as part of a collaborative project called MHELTHERA (Helmholtz international lab). Amna has a Master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Currently, she develops targeted and biocompatible nano-radiopharmaceuticals to be used as theranostics agents against cancer cells.

Dr. Ahmed Alsadig: Ahmed is a visiting researcher within our department. His primary research revolves around exploiting surface modification strategies to enhance the responsiveness of plasmonic nanoparticles to improve health-relevant biomolecule detection.

Amna Batool PhotoAhmed Alsadig

  • Our group contributed the article `Nanoelektronik für Immuntherapien` to the 17th edition of the NCT/ UCC-Wissenschaftsmagazin `Krebs im Focus`. We describe the encouraging trend of nanoelectronics for life science and the future advances it can provide to the science community progressing from conventional medicine to individualized precision medicine in clinical oncology.

Krebs im Focus


  • We congratulate Diana Isabel Sandoval Bojorquez on receiving the prestigious "Young Researcher Award" at the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2023 Spring Meeting, Symposium G-Flexible bioelectronics: a rising star for in situ bioanalysis. At the conference, she presented her research about the integration of flexible sensors and their role in developing custom-made culturing platforms for in vitro monitoring.


  • Recently, our research on nanobiosensors for COVID-19 related analytes was covered by MDR Sachsenspiegel:
  • Exciting news! Our article 'Impedimetric Nanobiosensor for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Antigens and Antibodies' reached the attention score of 88, placing it in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
  • We welcome Daniel Nieder as a new PhD student in our department. He has a Master's degree in Applied Life Sciences from UAS Kaiserslautern. He will focus on the development of a nanoelectronic sensor platform for the detection of multiple cancer immunity markers.



  • We welcome Isli Çela as a new PhD student in our department. She is from Albania. She has a Master's Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. She will focus on the development of biosensors for the detection of multiple cancer immunity markers, which would in turn open new possibilities toward personalized efficient immunotherapy.Isli-PhD student
  • Our article 'Impedimetric Nanobiosensor for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Antigens and Antibodies' by Diana Isabel Sandoval Bojórquez et al., has been accepted in ACS Sensors.  The article reached to be one of the top 10 read in February in ACS Sensors. Congratulations!

Source: A. Wirsig / HZDR

--- 2022 ---

  • We wish Dr. Tao Huang all the best! Tao is on the way to China after five successful years spent in our group.

  • MDR Sachsen visits our labs to make the video for the news broadcast. Have a look here.
  • Group leader Dr. Larysa Baraban receives the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant from European commission to study cancer immunophenotyping using nanoelectronics. Have a look at our press release.

Source: HZDR / A. Wirsig
  • We congratulate Diana Isabel Sandoval Bojorquez for receiving the prestigious oral presentation award at European Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2022. More here.

  • Xinne Zhao successfully defended her PhD thesis at TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering. Congratulations!!!

--- 2021 ---

  • Larysa Baraban acts as co-editor in ChemNanoMat, for the article collection 'Beyond Active Colloids: From Functional Materials to Microscale Robotics’  together with Juliane Simmchen and WeiWang.
  • The talk on  "OFET biosensors based on stretchable semiconducting polymer: a proof-of-concept application in COVID-19 pandemic" by our PhD Student Trang Anh Nguyen Le won Second Prize for Best Presentation by Young Scientist in NANONET Annual Workshop 2021. Congratulations! (Image credit: Dr. Zahn Peter)


  • We are happy to welcome Dr. Željko Janićijević to join us as PostDoc since 1th of April 2021. 
  • Our article 'Impact of surface charge on the motion of light-activated Janus micromotors' by Tao Huang, et al., has been accepted in The European Physical Journal E. In this paper, we investigated the dependence of the motility on the ζ-potential of the underlying substrate. The direction of the motion could be inverted by changing the sign of the motor’s zeta potential. The velocity of these micromotors can be further tuned by varying the boundary’s physicochemical properties that they are close to. Congratulations!


--- 2020 ---

  • Manuscript of Tao Huang et al. on the study of the inverse solidification induced by active particles are highlighted with a front cover page in Advanced Functional Materials. (to wait until publishing)
  • We are happy to welcome Dr. Marvin Barahona to join us as PostDoc since 1th of August 2020. He will focus on the development of the in-vivo sensors integrated onto the surface of catheters and the development of electronic platforms for monitoring of biological signals.
  • Our article ‘Inverse solidification induced by active Janus particle‘ by Tao Huang et al., has been accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations Tao!
  • Our paper of Tao Huang et al. on the study of the exclusion behavior in active soft matter systems is highlighted with a cover page of Langmuir. This work is part of the Special Issue on Advances in Active Materials. T. Huang, S. Gobeil, X. Wang, V. Misko, F. Nori, W. De Malsche, J. Fassbender, D. Makarov, G. Cuniberti, and L. Baraban 'Anisotropic exclusion effect between photocatalytic Ag/AgCl Janus particles and passive beads in a dense colloidal matrix' Langmuir 36, 7091 (2020).