FluidFM publication list

Here we list all FluidFM publications since its introduction in 2009.

In chronological order starting with the most recent ones:


(2017) L. Jaatinen. The Effect of an Applied Electric Current on Cell Proliferation, Viability, Morphology, Adhesion, and Stem Cell Differentiation. Tampere: Tampere University of Technology. Retrieved from

(2017) K.S. Sprecher, I. Hug, J. Nesper, E. Potthoff, M.-A. Mahi, M. Sangermani, V. Kaever, T. Schwede, J. Vorholt & U. Jenal. Cohesive Properties of the Caulobacter crescentus Holdfast Adhesin Are Regulated by a Novel c-di-GMP Effector Protein. mBio, 8(2), e00294-17. doi:10.1128/mBio.00294-17

(2017) S. Sankaran, L. Jaatinen, J. Brinkmann, T. Zambelli, J. Vörös & P. Jonkheijm. Cell Adhesion on Dynamic Supramolecular Surfaces Probed by Fluid Force Microscopy-Based Single-Cell Force Spectroscopy. ACS nano, 11(4), 3867–3874. doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b00161

(2017) O. Guillaume-Gentil, T. Rey, P. Kiefer, A.J. Ibáñez, R. Steinhoff, R. Brönnimann, L. Dorwling-Carter, T. Zambelli, R. Zenobi & J.A. Vorholt. Single-Cell Mass Spectrometry of Metabolites Extracted from Live Cells by Fluidic Force Microscopy. Analytical Chemistry, acs.analchem.7b00367. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00367

(2017) A. Sancho, I. Vandersmissen, S. Craps, A. Luttun & J. Groll. A new strategy to measure intercellular adhesion forces in mature cell-cell contacts. Scientific Reports, 7, 46152. doi:10.1038/srep46152

(2017) L. Hirt, A. Reiser, R. Spolenak & T. Zambelli. Additive Manufacturing of Metal Structures at the Micrometer Scale. Advanced Materials, 1604211. doi:10.1002/adma.201604211

(2017) N. Helfricht, E. Doblhofer, V. Bieber, P. Lommes, V. Sieber, T. Scheibel & G. Papastavrou. Probing the adhesion properties of alginate hydrogels: a new approach towards the preparation of soft colloidal probes for direct force measurements. Soft Matter, 20, 45–53. doi:10.1039/C6SM02326F

2016 (8)

(2016) D. Ossola, P. Dörig, J. Vörös, T. Zambelli & M. Vassalli. Serial weighting of micro-objects with resonant microchanneled cantilevers. Nanotechnology, 27(41), 415502. doi:10.1088/0957-4484/27/41/415502 

(2016) H. Koo, I. Park, Y. Lee, H.J. Kim, J.H. Jung, J.H. Lee, Y. Kim, J.-H. Kim & J.W. Park. Visualization and Quantification of MicroRNA in a Single Cell Using Atomic Force Microscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, jacs.6b05048. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b05048

 (2016) N. Helfricht, E. Doblhofer, J.F.L. Duval, T. Scheibel & G. Papastavrou. Colloidal Properties of Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Particles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, acs.jpcc.6b03957. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b03957

 (2016) O. Guillaume-Gentil, R. V. Grindberg, R. Kooger, L. Dorwling-Carter, V. Martinez, D. Ossola, M. Pilhofer, T. Zambelli & J.A. Vorholt. Tunable Single-Cell Extraction for Molecular Analyses. Cell, 166(2), 506–516. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.025

 (2016) Y. Lee, Y. Kim, D. Lee, D. Roy & J.W. Park. Quantification of Fewer Than Ten Copies of a DNA Biomarker without Amplification or Labeling. Journal of the American Chemical Society, jacs.6b02791. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b02791

(2016) L. Jaatinen, E. Young, J. Hyttinen, J. Vörös, T. Zambelli & L. Demkó. Quantifying the effect of electric current on cell adhesion studied by single-cell force spectroscopy. Biointerphases, 11(1), 011004. doi:10.1116/1.4940214

 (2016) L. Hirt, S. Ihle, Z. Pan, L. Dorwling-Carter, A. Reiser, J.M. Wheeler, R. Spolenak, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Template-Free 3D Microprinting of Metals Using a Force-Controlled Nanopipette for Layer-by-Layer Electrodeposition. Advanced materials. doi:10.1002/adma.201504967

(2016) J.S. McGrath, J. Quist, J.R.T. Seddon, S.C.S. Lai, S.G. Lemay & H.L. Bridle. Deformability Assessment of Waterborne Protozoa Using a Microfluidic-Enabled Force Microscopy Probe. PloS one, 11(3), e0150438. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150438

2015 (8)

 (2015) P. Roder & C. Hille. A Multifunctional Frontloading Approach for Repeated Recycling of a Pressure-Controlled AFM Micropipette. PLOS ONE, 10(12), e0144157. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144157

 (2015) D. Ossola, L. Dorwling-Carter, H. Dermutz, P. Behr, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Simultaneous Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy with Microchanneled Cantilevers. Physical Review Letters, 115(23), 238103. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.238103

 (2015) L. Hirt, R.R. Grüter, T. Berthelot, R. Cornut, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Local surface modification via confined electrochemical deposition with FluidFM. RSC Adv., 5(103), 84517–84522. doi:10.1039/C5RA07239E

 (2015) J. Geerlings, E. Sarajlic, E.J.W. Berenschot, R.G.P. Sanders, M.H. Siekman, L. Abelmann & N.R. Tas. Electric field controlled nanoscale contactless deposition using a nanofluidic scanning probe. Applied Physics Letters, 107(12), 123109. doi:10.1063/1.4931354

 (2015) D. Ossola, M.-Y. Amarouch, P. Behr, J. Vörös, H. Abriel & T. Zambelli. Force-controlled patch clamp of beating cardiac cells. Nano letters, 15(3), 1743–50. doi:10.1021/nl504438z

 (2015) E. Potthoff, D. Ossola, T. Zambelli & J.A. Vorholt. Bacterial adhesion force quantification by fluidic force microscopy. Nanoscale, 7(9), 4070–4079. doi:10.1039/c4nr06495j

 (2015) B.R. Simona, L. Hirt, L. Demkó, T. Zambelli, J. Vörös, M. Ehrbar & V. Milleret. Density gradients at hydrogel interfaces for enhanced cell penetration. Biomater. Sci. doi:10.1039/C4BM00416G

 (2015) R.R. Grüter, B. Dielacher, L. Hirt, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Patterning gold nanoparticles in liquid environment with high ionic strength for local fabrication of up to 100 μm long metallic interconnections. Nanotechnology, 26(17), 175301. doi:10.1088/0957-4484/26/17/175301

2014 (5)

 (2014, July) O. Guillaume-Gentil, E. Potthoff, D. Ossola, C.M. Franz, T. Zambelli & J.A. Vorholt. Force-controlled manipulation of single cells: From AFM to FluidFM. Trends in Biotechnology. Elsevier Ltd. doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2014.04.008

 (2014) H. Dermutz, R.R. Grüter, A.M. Truong, L. Demkó, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Local polymer replacement for neuron patterning and in situ neurite guidance. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 30(23), 7037–46. doi:10.1021/la5012692

 (2014) E. Potthoff, D. Franco, V. D’Alessandro, C. Starck, V. Falk, T. Zambelli, J.A. Vorholt, D. Poulikakos & A. Ferrari. Toward a rational design of surface textures promoting endothelialization. Nano Letters, 14(2), 1069–1079. doi:10.1021/nl4047398

 (2014) O. Guillaume-Gentil, T. Zambelli & J.A. Vorholt. Isolation of single mammalian cells from adherent cultures by fluidic force microscopy. Lab on a chip, 14(2), 402–14. doi:10.1039/c3lc51174j

 (2014) J. Geerlings, E. Sarajlic, J.W. Berenschot, R.G.P. Sanders, L. Abelmann & N.R. Tas. Electrospray deposition from AFM probes with nanoscale apertures. In MEMS 2014 (pp. 100–103). San Francisco: IEEE. Retrieved from

2013 (5)

 (2013) O. Guillaume-Gentil, E. Potthoff, D. Ossola, P. Dörig, T. Zambelli & J.A. Vorholt. Force-controlled fluidic injection into single cell nuclei. Small, 9(11), 1904–1907. doi:10.1002/smll.201202276

 (2013) P. Schön, J. Geerlings, N. Tas & E. Sarajlic. AFM Cantilever with in Situ Renewable Mercury Microelectrode. Analytical chemistry, 85(19), 8937–42. doi:10.1021/ac400521p

 (2013) P. Stiefel, T. Zambelli & J.A. Vorholt. Isolation of optically targeted single bacteria by application of fluidic force microscopy to aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs from the phyllosphere. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(16), 4895–4905. doi:10.1128/AEM.01087-13

 (2013) P. Dörig, D. Ossola, A.M. Truong, M. Graf, F. Stauffer, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. Exchangeable colloidal AFM probes for the quantification of irreversible and long-term interactions. Biophysical Journal, 105(2), 463–472. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2013.06.002

 (2013) R.R. Grüter, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli. FluidFM as a lithography tool in liquid: spatially controlled deposition of fluorescent nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 5(3), 1097–104. doi:10.1039/c2nr33214k

2012 (2)

 (2012) E. Potthoff, O. Guillaume-Gentil, D. Ossola, J. Polesel-Maris, S. LeibundGut-Landmann, T. Zambelli & J.A. Vorholt. Rapid and Serial Quantification of Adhesion Forces of Yeast and Mammalian Cells. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e52712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052712

 (2012) P. Stiefel, F.I. Schmidt, P. Dörig, P. Behr, T. Zambelli, J.A. Vorholt & J. Mercer. Cooperative vaccinia infection demonstrated at the single-cell level using FluidFM. Nano Letters, 12(8), 4219–4227. doi:10.1021/nl3018109

2010 (1)

 (2010) P. Dörig, P. Stiefel, P. Behr, E. Sarajlic, D. Bijl, M. Gabi, J. Vörös, J.A. Vorholt & T. Zambelli. Force-controlled spatial manipulation of viable mammalian cells and micro-organisms by means of FluidFM technology. Applied Physics Letters, 97(2), 023701 1–3. doi:10.1063/1.3462979

2009 (2)

 (2009) A. Meister, J. Polesel-Maris, P. Niedermann, J. Przybylska, P. Studer, M. Gabi, P. Behr, T. Zambelli, M. Liley, J. Vörös & H. Heinzelmann. Nanoscale dispensing in liquid environment of streptavidin on a biotin-functionalized surface using hollow atomic force microscopy probes. Microelectronic Engineering, 86(4-6), 1481–1484. doi:10.1016/j.mee.2008.10.025

 (2009) A. Meister, M. Gabi, P. Behr, P. Studer, J. Vörös, P. Niedermann, J. Bitterli, J. Polesel-Maris, M. Liley, H. Heinzelmann & T. Zambelli. FluidFM: Combining atomic force microscopy and nanofluidics in a universal liquid delivery system for single cell applications and beyond. Nano Letters, 9(6), 2501–2507. doi:10.1021/nl901384x

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