course: Biomedical Applications of Plasma Technology
- teaching methods:
- lecture with tutorials
- responsible person:
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz
- Jun. Prof. Dr. Andrew R. Gibson (ETIT)
- offered in:
- summer term
dates in summer term
- start: Monday the 20.04.2020
- lecture Mondays: from 12:15 to 13.45 o'clock
- tutorial Mondays: from 14:00 to 14.45 o'clock
All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.
Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.
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The students have gained an interest in plasma technology and an understanding of the technical procedures involved in investigating plasmas for biomedical applications. They have also gained an underlying understanding of the physical and biological concepts related to current and potential applications of plasma technology in biomedicine.
Biomedical applications of plasmas technology is a comparatively new application area for low-temperature plasmas. Applications of plasma technology in this context can range from the removal of biological contaminants from surfaces to the modification of surfaces for use in biomedicine, for example, as medical implants. This lecture gives insight into this topical research area by covering the technical basis for plasma applications in biomedicine, and important aspects related to their interactions with biological systems. The lectures are organized as follows:
- Plasma basics
- Atmospheric pressure and low-pressure plasmas
- Plasma components and modes of action
- Basics of microbiology
- Influence of plasmas on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Influence of plasmas on cell components
- Basics and applications of plasmas for surface disinfection
- Plasma-produced coatings for biomedical purposes.
Content of module Plasma Technology 1
In the Summer Semester 2020, this course will run virtually until further notice. Coordination of course activities will occur via Moodle. Students will be enrolled in the Moodle course by the lecturer. To request enrolment, interested students are required to contact Jun. Prof. Gibson (gibson(at)aept.rub.de) by email before the start of the classes.