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Mariana Medina Sánchez

Name Medina Sanchez, Dr. Mariana
Department Institute for Integrative Nanosciences - IFW Dresden
Position Group Leader of Micro- and Nanobiomedical Engineering Group
Address IFW Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 20
01069 Dresden
Phone Number +49-351-4659-489
Email m.medina.sanchez(at)ifw-dresden.de

Micro- and Nanobiomedical Engineering Group

CURRENT MEMBERS      
NAME ROLE NATIONALITY MAIL
Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt Institute director German o.schmidt@ifw-dresden.de
Dr. Mariana Medina-Sánchez Group leader Colombian m.medina.sanchez@ifw-dresden.de
Dr. Alexandr Egunov Postdoc (co-supervised) Russian a.egunov@ifw-dresden.de
Dr. Raphael Doineau Postdoc French r.doineau@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Lukas Schwarz PhD student German l.schwarz@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Haifeng Xu PhD student Chinese h.xu@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Azaam Aziz PhD student Pakistani a.aziz@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Raffael Herzer PhD student German r.herzer@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Friedrich Striggow PhD student German f.striggow@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Boris Rivkin PhD student (co-supervised) Russian b.rivkin@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Farzin Akbar PhD student (co-supervised) Iranian f.akbar@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Fabian Mehner Undergrad stud. German f.mehner@ifw-dresden.de
Mr. Paul Wrede Undergrad stud. German p.wrede@ifw-dresden.de
Ms. Franziska Hebenstreit Technician German f.hebenstreit@ifw-dresden.de
Ms. Nicole Huste Technician German n.huste@ifw-dresden.de
       
VISITORS      
Pelin Isgor Master student Turkish Ankara University
Vivian Wang Undergrad stud. American Cambridge University
       
ALUMNI      
Dr. Maria Guix Postdoc Catalan Purdue University
Dr. Veronika Magdanz Postdoc German TU Dresden
Sonja Weiz PhD student German  
Lukas Niese Undergrad stud. German TU Dresden

Recent News

2018.04 "Swimming Microrobots: Soft, Reconfigurable, and Smart" is just accepted by Advanced Functional Materials Journal. Many congratulations to all the authors! 

2018.03 "Micro- and nanomotors: the new generation of drug carriers" is just accepted by Therapeutic Delivery Journal. Many congratulations to all the authors!

2018.01 "Self-Propelled Micro/Nanoparticle Motors" is just accepted by Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. Many congratulations to Maria, Sonja and co-workers!

2017.12 "Microsystems for Single-Cell Analysis" is just accepted by Advanced Biosystems. Many congratulations to Sonja and co-workers!

2017.12 "Sperm-Hybrid Micromotor for Targeted Drug Delivery" is just accepted by ACS Nano. Many congratulations to Haifeng and co-workers!

2017.09 "Best Presentation Award" - Single-cell analysis with rolled-up tomography devices (NanoBiosensors Conference). Authors: Sonja M. Weiz, Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Kyounghun Lee and O.G. Schmidt

2017.08 "Best Poster Award" - Sperm-hybrid Micromotors for Targeted Drug Delivery (International Conference on Micro/Nanomachines). Authors: Haifeng Xu, Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Veronika Magdanz, Lukas Schwarz, Franziska Hebenstreit and O.G. Schmidt

2017.07 "Best Poster Award" - Spermbots: Concept and Applications (6th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems). Authors: Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Veronika Magdanz, Lukas Schwarz, Haifeng Xu, and O.G. Schmidt

2017.07 "Hybrid BioMicromotors" is just accepted by Applied Physics Reviews. Many congratulations to Lukas and co-workers!

2017.06 "Autonomously propelled microscavengers for precious metal recovery" is just accepted by Chemical Communications. Many congratulations to Sarvesh and co-workers!

2017.03 "Spermatozoa as Functional Components of Robotic Microswimmers" is just accepted by Advanced Materials. Many congratulations to Veronika and co-workers!

2016.09 "Best Paper Award" - Biosensor in a Tube: Ultrasensitive DNA detection (9th International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy). Authors: Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Bergoi Ibarlucea, Nicolás Pérez, Dmitriy D. Karnaushenko, Sonja M. Weiz, Larysa Baraban, Gianaurelio Cuniberti and O.G. Schmidt

2016.07 "Best Conference Paper Award" - Rapid 3D printing of complex polymeric tubular catalytic micromotors (MARSS Conference). Authors: Mariana Medina-Sánchez, M. Guix, S. Harazim, L. Schwarz, and O.G. Schmidt

2016.07 "Best Student Paper Award" - Electrical Impedance Tomography in On-Chip Integrated microtubular Fluidic Channels (18th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography). Authors: Sonja M. Weiz, Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Kyounghun Lee and O.G. Schmidt

  

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Journal Papers

2018 - M. Guix, S.M. Weiz, O.G. Schmidt, M. Medina-Sanchez
Self-Propelled Micro/Nanoparticle Motors
Particle and Particle Systems Characterization | Volume: 35 | Issue: 2 | P. 1700382/1-31 | URL

2018 - M. Medina-Sanchez, V. Magdanz, M. Guix, V.M. Fomin, O.G. Schmidt
Swimming Microrobots: Soft, Reconfigurable, and Smart
Advanced Functional Materials | Volume: 28 | Issue: 25 | P. 1707228/1-27 | URL

2018 - S.M. Weiz, M. Medina-Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt
Microsystems for Single-Cell Analysis
Advanced Biosystems | Volume: 2 | P. 1700193/1-32 | URL

2018 - H. Xu, M. Medina-Sanchez, V. Magdanz, L. Schwarz, F. Hebenstreit, O.G. Schmidt
Sperm-Hybrid Micromotor for Targeted Drug Delivery
ACS Nano | Volume: 12 | Issue: 1 | P. 327-337

2017 - V. Magdanz, M. Medina-Sanchez, L. Schwarz, H. Xu, J. Elgeti, O.G. Schmidt
Spermatozoa as Functional Components of Robotic Microswimmers
Advanced Materials | Volume: 29 | Issue: 24 | P. 1606301/1-18 | URL

2017 - S.S. Kumar, M. Medina-Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt
Autonomously propelled microscavengers for precious metal recovery
Chemical Communications | Volume: 53 | Issue: 58 | P. 8140-8143 | URL

2017 - M. Medina-Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt
Medical microbots need better imaging and control
Nature | Volume: 545 | Issue: 7655 | P. 406-408 | URL

2017 - L. Schwarz, M. Medina-Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt
Hybrid BioMicromotors
Applied Physics Reviews | Volume: 4 | Issue: 3 | P. 031301/1-23 | URL

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez, B. Ibarlucea, N. Perez, D.D. Karnaushenko, S.M. Weiz, L. Baraban, G. Cuniberti, O.G. Schmidt
High-Performance Three-Dimensional Tubular Nanomembrane Sensor for DNA Detection
Nano Letters | Volume: 16 | Issue: 7 | P. 4288-4296

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez, L. Schwarz, A.K. Meyer, F. Hebenstreit, O.G. Schmidt
Cellular Cargo Delivery: Toward Assisted Fertilization by Sperm-Carrying Micromotors
Nano Letters | Volume: 16 | Issue: 1 | P. 555-561 | URL

2016 - S. Kumar Srivastava, M. Medina-Sanchez, B. Koch, O.G. Schmidt
Medibots: Dual-Action Biogenic Microdaggers for Single-Cell Surgery and Drug Release
Advanced Materials | Volume: 28 | Issue: 5 | P. 832-837 | URL

2015 - C. Pacchierotti, V. Magdanz, M. Medina-Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt, D. Prattichizzo, S. Misra
Intuitive control of self-propelled microjets with haptic feedback
Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics | Volume: 10 | Issue: 1 | P. 37-53

2015 - G. Lin, D. Makarov, M. Medina-Sanchez, M. Guix, L. Baraban, G. Cuniberti, O.G. Schmidt
Magnetofluidic platform for multidimensional magnetic and optical barcoding of droplets
Lab on a Chip | Volume: 15 | P. 216-224 | URL

2015 - V. Magdanz, M. Medina-Sanchez, Y. Chen, M. Guix, O.G. Schmidt
How to Improve Spermbot Performance
Advanced Functional Materials | Volume: 25 | Issue: 18 | P. 2763-2770 | URL


Contributions to collected editions/proceedings

2017 - M. Medina-Sanchez, V. Magdanz, L. Schwarz, H. Xu, O.G. Schmidt, M. Mangan, M. Cutkosky, A. Mura, P.F.M.J. Verschure, T. Prescott, N. Lepora
Spermbots: Concept and Applications
6th International Conference, Living Machines 2017, Stanford, CA/ USA, 26.-28.7.17, Proceedings: Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems | Volume: Living Machines: Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS); volume 10384 | P. 579-588 | URL

2016 - L. Schwarz, M. Medina-Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt, IEEE
Easily scalable high speed magnetic micropropellers
International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Paris/ France, 18.-22.7.16 | Volume: International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Paris | P. 1-4 | URL

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez, M. Guix, S. Harazim, L. Schwarz, O.G. Schmidt, IEEE
Rapid 3D printing of complex polymeric tubular catalytic micromotors
International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Paris/ France, 8.-22.7.16 | Volume: International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) | P. 1-6 | URL


Invited Talks

2019 - M. Medina Sanchez
Exploiting Sperm Power in Biomedicine
Heraeus Seminar on “Physics and Physiology of Motile Cilia”, Bad Honnef/ Germany, 27.-30.1.19
Bad Honnef | Germany | 27.01.2019 - 30.01.2019

2018 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Sperm-hybrid micromotors towards in vivo fertilization and drug delivery
Workshop on Bio-inspired Magnetic Systems, Exeter/ United Kingdom, 9.-11.7.18

2018 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Cellular cargo delivery: Towards assisted fertilization by sperm-carrying micromotors
Gameeting, Dresden/ Germany, 27.2.18

2018 - M. Medina Sanchez
Micro- and Nanotechnologies for on- and off-chip biomedical applications
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona/ Spain, 14.12.18
Barcelona | Spain | 14.12.2018 - 14.12.2018

2018 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Hybrid sperm micromotors for targeted drug delivery
MCRC Workshop on Sperm Research for Cancer Treatment, Manchester/ United Kingdom, 19.1.18

2018 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Spermbots as a new strategy for artificial fertilization
61st CeRA Seminar, University Clinique Muenster, Muenster/ Germany, 7.3.18

2018 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Microrobotics based on sperm cells: Control and imaging issues
Symposium ''Bio-hybrid organic machines: an ambitious bridge between bioengineering and robotics'' - 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBC2018, Honolulu/ USA, 17.-21.7.18

2018 - M. Medina Sanchez
Medical microbots: Challenges and opportunities
Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium, Kyoto/ Japan, 4.-7.9.18

2018 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Sperm micromotors and its potential to improve ART success and reproductive health
20th European Testis Workshop, Obidos/ Portugal, 25.5.18

2017 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Sperm-hybrid microbots for fertilization and drug delivery
Seminar - ECCI University, Bogota/ Colombia, 25.10.17

2017 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Spermbots for assisted fertilization and drug delivery
Workshop ''Brainstorm on Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART)'', Colombian Fertility and Sterility Center Bogota/ Colombia, 1.-2.6.17

2017 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Microbots for biomedical applications
Symposium of Innovation and Technologic Development in Healthcare, ECCI University and Military Hospital, Bogota/ Colombia, 26.10.17

2017 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Miniaturized and ultrasensitive biosensors
Symposium of Innovation and Technologic Development in Healthcare, ECCI University and Military Hospital, Bogota/ Colombia, 27.10.17

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Micromotors for biomedical and environmental applications
Mini-Course, Science Week, EAN University, Bogotá/ Colombia, 26.8.16

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Sperm-robots: Rethinking the assisted fertilization
Seminar, Colombian Fertility and Sterility Center, Bogotá/ Colombia, 2.9.16

2016 - M. Medina Sanchez
SPERMBOTS: Micromotors for assisting sperm cells with motion deficiencies
2nd Congress on Robotics and Neuroscience (CRONE 2016), Valparaiso/ Chile, 29.10.16

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Sperm-Carrying micromotors for new assisted reproduction techniques
Technical Video Conference on Micro and Nanotechnologies, IEEE Colombia and Javeriana University, Bogotá/ Colombia, 18.8.16

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez
On-chip and off-chip miniaturized platforms for biomedicine
Science Week, EAN University, Bogotá/ Colombia, 27.8.16

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez
3D printed micromotors
International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, Paris/ France, 18.-22.7.16

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Miniaturized ultrasensitive biosensors
Mini-Course, Science Week, EAN University, Bogotá/ Colombia, 25.8.16

2016 - M. Medina-Sanchez
Bio-hybrid micromotors: Assisted fertilization
Seminar, Andes University, Bogotá/ Colombia, 29.8.16