The BMTC is a unit of the Medical Faculty Münster.

We offers latest technologies in cell biological research, nanotechnology, biophotonics and in the development of innovative technologies for biomedical diagnostics.


  • Label-free Imaging  
  • Digital image analysis  / diagnostics
  • Nanotoxicology     
  • Industrial applications
  • Contract Research
  • Technology transfer   


In research and development projects, both with medical and industrial partners, we work in interdisciplinary teams consisting of: Biologists, physicians, chemists, physicists and engineers. This enables us to find result-oriented solutions in a timely and efficient manner.

The BMTC is closely connected with clinics and institutes of the University Hospital Münster and the Westfälische-Wilhelms University, as well as with other national and international research institutions. Since its foundation in 2011, numerous projects (BMBF, EU, NRW, GIF) have been successfully carried out.


Latest  Publications

Anne Marzi, Kai Moritz Eder, Álvaro Barroso, Ane Marit Wågbø, Ýrr Mørch, Anne Rein Hatletveit, Torkild Visnes, Ruth B. Schmid, Geir Klinkenberg, Björn Kemper, Jürgen Schnekenburger "Interlaboratory evaluation of a digital holographic microscopy–based assay for label-free in vitro cytotoxicity testing of polymeric nanocarriers", Drug Delivery and Translational Research (2022)  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-022-01207-5

Kai Moritz Eder, Anne Marzi, Ane Marit Wågbø, Jolanda P. Vermeulen, Liset J. J. de la Fonteyne-Blankestijn, Matthias Rösslein, Rainer Ossig, Geir Klinkenberg, Rob J. Vandebriel, Jürgen Schnekenburger "Standardization of an in vitro assay matrix to assess cytotoxicity of organic nanocarriers: a pilot interlaboratory comparison", Drug Delivery and Translational Research (2022) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-022-01203-9

Robert Landsiedel, Daniela Hahn, Rainer Ossig, Sabrina Ritz, Lydia Sauer, Roland Buesen, Sascha Rehm, Wendel Wohlleben, Sibylle Groeters, Volker Strauss, Saskia Sperber, Haleluya Wami, Ulrich Dobrindt, Karola Prior, Dag Harmsen, Bennard van Ravenzwaay, Juergen Schnekenburger “Gut microbiome and plasma metabolome changes in rats after oral gavage of nanoparticles: sensitive indicators of possible adverse health effects”, Part. Fibre Toxicol. 19, 21 (2022)

Kummer D, Steinbacher T, Thölmann S, Schwietzer MF, Hartmann C, Horenkamp S., Demuth S, Peddibhotla SSD, Brinkmann F, Kemper B, Schnekenburger J, Brandt M, Betz T, Liashkovich I, Koutel IU, Shahin V, Corvaia N, Rottner K, Tarbashevich K, Raz E, Greune L, Schmidt MA, Gerke V and Ebnet K. "A JAM-A – tetraspanin – αvβ5 integrin complex regulates contact inhibition of locomotion", J. Cell Biol. 221 (4): e202105147 (2022)  https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.202105147

D. R. Steike, M. Hessler, E. Korsching, F. Lehmann, C. Schmidt, C. Ertmer, J. Schnekenburger, H. T. Eich, B. Kemper, B. Greve, "Digital holographic microscopy for label-free detection of leukocyte alternations associated with perioperative inflammation after cardiac surgery", Cells 11, 755 (2022).  https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11040755