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.



  • Congratulations to our guest scientist Dr. José Ángel Picazo-Bueno!

    Dr. José Ángel Picazo-Bueno receives the Spanish Justiniano Casas Prize 2022 for research in optical imaging.

    Award ceremony was on 20/06/2022 at the Castle de la Magdalena in Santander, Spain.

    Dissertation title:
    Spatially Multiplexed Interferometric Microscopy (SMIM): from basic principles to advanced arrangements
    Authorship: Dr. José Ángel Picazo-Bueno
    PhD Advisor: Prof. Dr. Vicente Mico

    Research group:
    Opto-Electronic Processing Image Group (GPOEI), Optics and Optometry and Vision Sciences Department, University of Valencia, Spain
    Leader: Prof. Dr. Javier García


  • The Biomedical Technology Center is involved in the new EU project: 10107006 - SEQUOIA (SENSING USING QUANTUM OCT WITH AI). Start: November 1, 2022. Duration: 36 months

Latest  Publications

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

K. M. Eder, A. Marzi, Á. Barroso, S. Ketelhut, B. Kemper, J. Schnekenburger, "Label-Free Digital Holographic Microscopy for In Vitro Cytotoxic Effekt Quantification of Organic Nanoparticles", Cells 11, 644 (2022). ). https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11040644

K. L. vom Werth, T. Wörmann, B. Kemper, P. Kümpers, S. Kampmeier, A. Mellmann, "Investigating morphological changes of T-lymphocytes after exposure with bacterial determinants for early detection of septic conditions", Microorganisms 10, 391 (2022) https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10020391

A. Ntovas, Á. Barroso, K. Eder, A Vennemann, M. Wiemann, J. Schnekenburger, B. Kemper, “Quantification of Nanoparticle-mediated Alterations in Histological Tissue Sections Utilizing Quantitative Digital Holographic Phase Microscopy”, Conference Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, DW5C.4 (2021)  https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?URI=DH-2021-DW5C.4