Volker Stadler

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Arrays promise to advance biology through parallel screening for binding partners. We show the combinatorial in situ synthesis of 40,000 peptide spots per square centimeter on a microchip. Our variant Merrifield synthesis immobilizes activated amino acids as monomers within particles, which are successively attracted by electric fields generated on each(More)
Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) microelectronic chips fulfill important functions in the field of biomedical research, ranging from the generation of high complexity DNA and protein arrays to the detection of specific interactions thereupon. Nevertheless, the issue of merging pure CMOS technology with a chemically stable surface modification(More)
Glass slides have been modified with a multifunctional poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based polymer with respect to array applications in the growing field of proteome research. We systematically investigated the stepwise synthesis of the PEG films starting from self-assembled alkyl silane monolayers via monolayer peroxidation and subsequent graft(More)
Liquid biopsies come of age offering unexploited potential to monitor and react to tumor evolution. We developed a cost-effective assay to non-invasively determine the immune status of glioblastoma (GBM) patients. Employing newly developed printed peptide microarrays we assessed the B-cell response against tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) in 214 patients.(More)
Based on a single-molecule sensitive fluorescence-linked immunosorbent assay, an analytical platform for the detection of lipoarabinomannan (LAM), a lipopolysaccharide marker of tuberculosis, was established that is about 3 orders of magnitude more sensitive than comparable current ELISA assays. No amplification step was required. Also, no particular sample(More)
A novel nanocomposite surface is prepared by coating surface-adsorbed dielectric colloidal particles with a contiguous layer of gold nanoparticles. The resulting surface shows pronounced optical extinction in reflection with the extinction peaks located in the UV-Vis and NIR region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The peak positions of these maxima change(More)
Combinatorial synthesis of peptides on solid supports (1), either as spots on cellulose membranes (2) or with split-pool-libraries on polymer beads (3), substantially forwarded research in the field of peptide-protein interactions. Admittedly, these concepts have specific limitations, on one hand the number of synthesizable peptide sequences per area, on(More)
Arrays promise to advance biology by allowing parallel screening for many different binding partners. Meanwhile, lithographic methods enable combinatorial synthesis of > 50,000 oligonucleotides per cm(2), an advance that has revolutionized the whole field of genomics. A similar development is expected for the field of proteomics, provided that affordable,(More)