course: Plasmamedicine

teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz
Jun. Prof. Dr. Andrew R. Gibson (ETIT)
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Monday the 26.10.2020
  • lecture Mondays: from 10:15 to 11.45 o'clock in Online
  • tutorial Mondays: from 12:00 to 12.45 o'clock in Online


Die Angaben zu den Prüfungsmodalitäten (im WiSe 2020/2021 | SoSe 2021) erfolgen vorbehaltlich der aktuellen Situation. Notwendige Änderungen aufgrund universitärer Vorgaben werden zeitnah bekanntgegeben.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:FlexNow


The students have gained an interest in plasma technology and an understanding of the technical procedures involved in investigating plasmas for medical applications. They have also gained an underlying understanding of the biological and medical concepts related to current and potential applications of plasma technology in medicine.


Plasma medicine is a research area that is relatively new and rapidly evolving. A range of applications of plasmas for medical purposes are investigated internationally, for example, in wound healing, cancer therapy, and dental medicine. The interaction of plasmas with biological systems is a crucial aspect in the development of plasma technology for use in these applications. This lecture gives insight into this very vivid and topical research area. The topics included in the lecture aim to provide knowledge of the biological and medical basics relevant to plasma medicine as well as covering some of the main medical applications of plasma technology that are in development. The lectures are organised as follows:

  1. Plasma basics with a focus on atmospheric pressure plasmas
  2. Plasma sources for plasma medicine
  3. Plasma components and modes of action
  4. Influence of plasmas on eukaryotic cells
  5. Safety aspects and clinical trials
  6. Plasmas for dermatology and wound healing
  7. Plasmas for cancer therapy
  8. Plasmas for dental medicine
  9. Limitations



recommended knowledge



In the Winter Semester 2020/21, 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 by Friday 23rd October.