Dr Martin Stolz
This interview with Dr. Stolz explains the multi-disciplinary approach taken at nCATS when looking the mechanobiology of tissues and changes due to diseases, inspected at the nanometer scale.
03 February 2011 Power channel
Martin joined us in August 2009. His work is at the cutting edge of life sciences and requires a highly interdisciplinary approach involving clinicians, biologists, physicists and engineers with particular focus is on the mechanobiology of tissues and changes due to diseases, inspected at the nanometer scale. Prior to his appointment at the School of Engineering Science he was working at the Maurice E. Mueller Institute for Structural Biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland, working in Prof Ueli Aebiâ€™s group from 1997 to 2009. He was also involved in the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Nanoscale Science (http://www.nccr-nano.org). Recently, Martin Stolz and his co-workers employed IT-AFM for the early detection of aging cartilage and osteoarthritis in mice and patient samples (Stolz et al. Early detection of osteoarthritis and articular cartilage aging in mice and patient biopsies using atomic force microscopy. Nature Nanotechnology 4, 186-192). This work received plenty of excellent feedback from international TV and print news coverage, but also from the scientific community.