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Helmholtz Young Investigators Group
Microscale Bioengineering

Head of Department

Gruppenfoto MicroscaleOur group in 2018

Juniorprof. Dr. Dietrich Kohlheyer
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
IBG-1: Biotechnology
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich

Junior Professor position at RWTH Aachen University, AVT Aachener Verfahrenstechnik

3D Animation – Microbial single cell cultivation in picoliter growth chambers



JoVE - Microfluidic Picoliter Bioreactor for Microbial Single-cell Analysis




News and Highlights

September 2019Daniela Brocke started her master thesis project about single-cell analysis of bacterial conjugation in the µscale group
August 2019A new paper was published in cooperation with the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-6): “A microfluidic experiment and pore scale modelling diagnostics for assessing mineral precipitation and dissolution in confined spaces” (
August 20193 years DFG Project granted! Christian Dusny, Alexander Grünberger and Dietrich Kohlheyer have successfully acquired funding for a joint project funded within the DFG priority program (SPP2170 - INTERZELL): Single-cell mass balancing of synthetic co-cultures (SiMBal): Quantitative, spatio-temporally resolved analysis of mass exchange between microbial cells. At the µscale group, Bastian Wollenhaupt will work on microbial single-cell analysis applying a microfluidic batch cultivation system, starting October 2019.

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