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Endoscopic prostate surgery performed on a first human-like phantom

  • 28 October 2019

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Tian Qiu, leader of the Cyber Valley Biomedical Microsystems research group, and Professor Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have made a decisive contribution to improving complex surgical training by developing a very realistic prostate phantom. They then gave the 3D printed model to a medical team from the University of Freiburg, which practiced the surgical removal of the gland. To quantitatively evaluate the results, the group of scientists developed an automatic system to provide feedback to the trainee surgeon immediately after the training session – something that would be impossible with real tissue.

Tian Qiu Peer Fischer EunJin Choi Linda Behringer


Peer Fischer delivers Nianqiang Lecture at Xiamen University

  • 02 August 2019

Prof. Fischer delivered the Nianqiang Lecture at the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics, and the Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen, P.R. China.


Congratulations: Dr. Tian Qiu becomes Cyber Valley Research group leader

  • 20 July 2019

Tian Qiu has been appointed Cyber Valley Research Group Leader. He will lead the "Biomedical Microsystems" group at the University of Stuttgart. We wish him all the best!

Tian Qiu


Kai Melde wins the 2019 Günter Petzow Prize

  • 05 July 2019

The doctoral student in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Group received this prize during the 2019 Intelligent Systems Summer Colloquium

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Kai Melde Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Poster Prize

  • 06 April 2019

Winner: Poster Prize at Medical Conference

Zhiguang Wu Tian Qiu Peer Fischer


Xiaolong Lu receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

  • 20 March 2019

He joins the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher

Peer Fischer


Udit Choudhury has his PhD defence in Groningen

  • 15 February 2019

Congratulations to Udit Choudhury for defending his thesis on the "Dynamics of self-propelled colloids and their application as active matter", and best of luck as he is leaving the group to start a Postdoc at AMOLF in the Netherlands.

Udit Choudhury Mariana Alarcon-Correa Vincent Mauricio Kadiri Peer Fischer


Hannah-Noa Barad receives Minerva Fellowship

  • 10 February 2019

The Postdoctoral Researcher in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems lab receives the Fellowship for two years.

Hannah-Noa Barad Peer Fischer Linda Behringer



Nanorobots propel through the eye

  • 02 November 2018

Scientists developed specially coated nanometer-sized vehicles that can be actively moved through dense tissue like the vitreous of the eye. So far, the transport of nano-vehicles has only been demonstrated in model systems or biological fluids, but not in real tissue. The work was published in the journal Science Advances and constitutes one step further towards nanorobots becoming minimally-invasive tools for precisely delivering medicine to where it is needed.

Zhiguang Wu Tian Qiu Peer Fischer Linda Behringer