III-1 – Ionics meets bioscience

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Organizers: Hiroyuki Ohno (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Udo Kragle (University of Rostock), Kyoko Fujita (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science) Luisa Torsi (University of Bari), Nicola Cioffi (University of Bari), Roisin Owens (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France), Boris Mizaikoff (University of Ulm, Germany).

Christine Kranz

University of Ulm, Germany

Dr. Christine Kranz received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich (1992) and Technical University of Munich (1996), Munich, Germany, respectively. After spending a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Analytical Chemistry (Austria), she accepted a position at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. In July 2008, she has accepted a permanent position at the University of Ulm, Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (IABC), Ulm, Germany, where she is heading the surface sciences group and coordinates the biosensing research activities. In addition, she is the Scientific Coordinator of the Focused Ion Beam Center UUlm. In February 2014 she obtained the Venia Docendi (Assoc. Prof. for Analytical Chemistry). Her main research focus is in the field of scanning probe microscopy in particular scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), multifunctional scanning probes (e.g. combination AFM- SECM, IR- SECM, IR-AFM), miniaturized amperometric biosensor technology and (FIB)-based micro-fabrication. She has authored several patents more than 120 publications in internationally reviewed journals, and more than 100 lectures presented at international and national conferences. Since January 2012, Dr. Kranz is member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Renal and Epithelial Physiology.

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