Prof. Christelle Prinz

Solid State Physics



- E. Hebisch, M. Hjort, D. Volpati, C.N. Prinz, Nanostraw-assisted cellular injection of fluorescent nanodiamonds via direct membrane opening, Small, accepted.

- D. Verardo, L. Liljedahl, C. Richter, B. Agnarsson, U. Axelsson, C.N. Prinz, F. Höök, C.A.K. Borrebaeck, H. Linke, Fluorescence Signal Enhancement in Antibody Microarrays Using Lightguiding Nanowires. Nanomaterials11, 227, 2021.

- L. Schmiderer, A. Subramaniam, K. Žemaitis, A. Bäckström, D. Yudovich, S. Soboleva, R. Galeev, C. N. Prinz, J. Larsson, M. Hjort: Efficient and non-toxic biomolecule delivery to primary human hematopoietic stem cells using nanostraws, PNAS, 117 (35), 21267-21273, 2020.

- T. B. Olsson, L. Abariute, L. Hrachowina, E. Barrigón, D. Volpati, S. Limpert, G. Otnes, M. T. Borgström, C. N. Prinz:Photovoltaic nanowires affect human lung cell proliferation under illumination conditions, Nanoscale, 12, 14237 - 14244, 2020.

- L. Abariute, M. Lard, E. Hebisch, C. N. Prinz: Uptake of nanowires by human lung adenocarcinoma cells, PloS one, 14, 6, e0218122, 2019.

- M. Lard, H. Linke, C. N. Prinz: Biosensing Using Arrays of Vertical Semiconductor Nanowires: Mechanosensing and Biomarker Detection, Nanotechnology, 30, 214003, 2019.

- Z. Li, S. Kamlund, M. Lard, T. Riser, S. Oredsson, C.N. Prinz: Single Cell Analysis of Proliferation and Movement of Cancer and Normal-like Cells on Nanowire Array Substrates, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, 7042-7049, 2018. [read paper]
- D. Verardo, F. W. Lindberg, N. Anttu, C. S. Niman, M. Lard, A. P. Dabkowska, T. Nylander, A. Månsson, C. N. Prinz, H. Linke: Nanowires for Biosensing: Lightguiding of Fluorescence as a Function of Diameter and Wavelength, Nano Letters, 18, 8, 4796-4802, 2018. [read paper]
- Z. Li, H. Persson, K. Adolfsson, S. Oredsson, C.N. Prinz: Morphology of living cells cultured on nanowire arrays with varying nanowire densities and diameters, Science China Life Sciences, 61, 427-435, 2018. [read paper]
-Z. Li, H. Persson, K. Adolfsson, L. Abariute, M. T. Borgström, D. Hessman, K. Åström, S. Oredsson, C. N. Prinz: Cellular Traction Forces: A Useful Parameter in Cancer Research, Nanoscale, 9, 19039 –19044, 2017. [read paper]

- K. Adolfsson, L. Abariute, A.P. Dabkowska, M. Schneider, U. Häcker, C.N. Prinz: Direct comparison between in vivo and in vitro microsized particle phagocytosis assays in Drosophila melanogaster. Toxicology in Vitro, 46, 213-218, 2017. [read paper]

- J. Oracz, K. Adolfsson, V. Westphal, C. Radzewicz, M. T Borgstrom, S. Sahl, C. N. Prinz, and S. W. Hell: Ground State Depletion Nanoscopy Resolves Semiconductor Nanowire Barcode Segments at Room Temperature, Nano Letters, 17 (4), 2652–2659, 2017. [read paper]

- L. Gällentoft, L. M. E. Pettersson, N. Danielsen, J. Schouenborg, C. N. Prinz, C. E. Linsmeier: Impact of degradable nanowires on long-term brain tissue responses. Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 14 (1),1, 2016. [read paper]

- K. Mattsson, K. Adolfsson, M. T. Ekvall, M. T. Borgström, S. Linse, L.-A. Hansson, T. Cedervall, C. N. Prinz: Translocation of 40 nm diameter nanowires through the intestinal epithelium of Daphnia magna. Nanotoxicology, 10(8),1160-1167, 2016. [read paper]

- G. Piret, C. N. Prinz: Could the use of nanowire structures overcome some of the current limitations of brain electrode implants? (Editorial). Nanomedicine, 11 (7), 745-747, 2016. [read paper]

- M. Hjort, M. Bauer, S. Gunnarsson, E. Mårsell, A. A. Zakharov, G. Karlsson, E. Sanfins, C. N. Prinz, R. Wallenberg, T. Cedervall. A. Mikkelsen: Electron microscopy imaging of proteins on gallium phosphide semiconductor nanowires. Nanoscale, 8, 3936, 2016. [read paper]

- H. Persson, Z. Li, J. O. Tegenfeldt, S. Oredsson, C. N. Prinz: From immobilized cells to motile cells on a bed-of-nails: effects of vertical nanowire array density on cell behaviour. Scientific Reports, 5, 18535, 2015. [read paper]

-A. P. Dabkowska, G. Piret, C. S. Niman, M. Lard, H. Linke, T. Nylander, C. N. Prinz: Surface nanostructures for fluorescence probing of supported lipid bilayers on reflective substrates. Nanoscale, 7, 18020-18024, 2015. [read paper]

- G. Piret, M.-T. Perez, C. N. Prinz: Support of Neuronal Growth Over Glial Growth and Guidance of Optic Nerve Axons by Vertical Nanowire Arrays. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7 (34), 18944–18948, 2015 [read paper].

- C. N. Prinz: Interactions between semiconductor nanowires and living cells. Invited Topical Review, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 27, 233103, 2015. [read paper]

- I. von Ahnen, G. Piret, C. N. Prinz: Transfer of Vertical Nanowire Arrays on Polycaprolactone Substrates For Biological Applications, Microelectronic Engineering, 135, 52–56, 2015.[read paper]

- L. Gällentoft, L. M. E. Pettersson, N. Danielsen, J. Schouenborg, C. N. Prinz*, C. Eriksson Linsmeier*: Size-dependent long-term tissue response to biostable nanowires in the brain, Biomaterials, 42, 172-183, 2015. [read paper]

- A.P. Dabkowska, C. S. Niman, G. Piret, H. Persson, H. Wacklin, H. Linke, C. N. Prinz*, T. Nylander*: Fluid and highly curved model membranes on vertical nanowire arrays, Nano Letters, 14, 4286-4292, 2014. [read paper]

- G. Hammarin, H. Persson, A. P. Dabkowska, C. N. Prinz: Enhanced Laminin Adsorption on Nanowires Compared to Flat Surfaces, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 122, 85–89, 2014.[read paper]

- G. Piret, M.-T. Perez, C.N. Prinz: Substrate porosity induces phenotypic alterations in retinal cells cultured on silicon nanowires, RSC Advances, 4 (53), 27888 - 27897, 2014.
[read paper]

- A. SanMartin, F. Johansson, L. Samuelson, C.N. Prinz: Microarray analysis reveals moderate gene expression changes in cortical neural stem cells cultured on nanowire arrays, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 14, 4880-4885, 2014.

- K. Adolfsson, H. Persson, J. Wallentin, S. Oredsson, L. Samuelson, J. Tegenfeldt, M. T. Borgström, C. N. Prinz : Fluorescent nanowire heterostructures as a versatile tool for biology applications. Nano Letters, 13(10), 4728–4732, 2013. [Read paper]

- H. Persson, C. Købler, K. Mølhave, L. Samuelson, J. O. Tegenfeldt, S. Oredsson, C. N. Prinz: Fibroblasts cultured on nanowires exhibit low motility, impaired cell division and DNA damage. Small, 9(23), 4006-4016, 2013. (Front cover of Small December 9th 2013 issue.)[read paper]

- K. Adolfsson, Martina Schneider, Greger Hammarin, Udo Häcker, C. N. Prinz: Ingestion of gallium phosphide nanowires has no adverse effect on Drosophila tissue
. Nanotechnology 24 (2013) 285101. [read paper]

- D.B. Suyatin, L. Wallman, J. Thelin, C.N. Prinz, H. Jörntell, L. Samuelson, L. Montelius, and J. Schouenborg: Nanowire-Based Electrode for Acute In Vivo Neural Recordings in the Brain, PLoS ONE 8(2): e56673, 2013. [read paper]

- G. Piret, M-T. Perez, C. N. Prinz: Neurite outgrowth and synaptophysin expression of postnatal CNS neurons on GaP nanowire arrays in long-term retinal cell culture, Biomaterials, 34(4), 875-887, 2013. [read paper]

- H. Persson; J. Beech; L. Samuelson; S. Oredsson; C. N. Prinz; J. O. Tegenfeldt: Vertical oxide nanotubes connected by subsurface microchannels, Nano Research 5 (3), 190-198, 2012. 

- N. Sjöld, W. Hällstöm, H. Persson, L. Montelius, M. Kanje, L. Samuelson, C. N. Prinz, J. O. Tegenfeldt: Nanofluidics in hollow nanowires. Nanotechnology 21, 155301, 2010.

- J. A. Witteween, D. B. Suyatin, L. Gällentoft, J. Schouenborg, N. Danielsen, and C. N. Prinz: Gelatin/Glycerol coating to preserve mechanically compliant nanowire electrodes from damage during brain implantation. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28, C6K13, 2010.

- W. Hällström, M. Lexholm, D. B. Suyatin, G. Hammarin, D. Hessman, L. Samuelson, L. Montelius, M. Kanje and C. N. Prinz: Fifteen-picoNewton force detection from neural growth cones using nanowire arrays. Nano Letters, 10, 782-787, 2010.

- C. E. Linsmeier §, C. N. Prinz §, L. M. E. Pettersson, P. Caroff, L. Samuelson, J. Schouenborg; L. Montelius; N. Danielsen: Nanowire biocompatibility in the brain- looking for a needle in a 3D stack. Nano Letters, 9 (12), 4184-4190, 2009.
§ These authors have contributed equally to this work.

- D. Suyatin, W. Hällström, L. Samuelson, L. Montelius, C. N. Prinz, M. Kanje:
Gallium Phosphide nanowire arrays and their possible application in cellular force investigations. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 27 (6), 3092-3094, 2009.

- W. Hällström, C. N. Prinz, D. Suyatin, L. Samuelson, L. Montelius M. Kanje : Rectifying and Sorting of Regenerating Axons by Free-Standing Nanowire Patterns: A Highway for Nerve Fibers. Langmuir 25 (8), 4343–4346, 2009.

- F. Johansson, W. Hallstrom, P. Gustavsson, L. Wallman, C. Prinz, L. Montelius, M. Kanje : Nanomodified surfaces and guidance of nerve cell processes. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 26 (6), 2558-2561, 2008.

- C. Prinz, W. Hällström, T. Mårtensson, L. Samuelson, L. Montelius, M. Kanje : Axonal guidance on patterned free-standing nanowire surfaces. Nanotechnology 19 (34), 345101, 2008.

- W. Hällström, T. Mårtensson, C. Prinz, P. Gustavsson, L. Montelius, L. Samuelson, M. Kanje : Gallium phosphide nanowires as a substrate for cultured neurons. Nano Letters 7 (10) : 2960-2965, 2007.

- C. Prinz, F. Höök, J. Malm, P. Sjövall : Structural effects in the analysis of supported lipid bilayers by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. Langmuir 23 (15) : 8035-8041, 2007.

- J. O. Tegenfeldt, C. Prinz, H. Cao, R.L. Huang, R. H. Austin, S. Y. Chou, E. C. Cox, J. C. Sturm: Micro- and nanofluidicss for DNA analysis (Review).Analytical and Bioanalytical chemistry 378 (7) : 1678-1692, 2004.

- J. O. Tegenfeldt, C Prinz, H. Cao, S. Chou, W.W. Reisner , R. Riehn, Y.M.Wang , E.C. Cox, J.C. Sturm , P. Silberzan, R.H. Austin : The dynamics of genomic-length DNA molecules in 100-nm channels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101 (30): 10979-10983, 2004.

- C. Prinz, J. O. Tegenfeldt, E. C. Cox, J. C. Sturm, R. H. Austin: Bacterial chromosome extraction and isolation, Lab. Chip., 2, 207 - 212, 2002.

- C. Wyart, C. Ybert, L. Bourdieu, C. Herr, C. Prinz, D. Chatenay : Constrained synaptic connectivity in functional mammalian neuronal networks grown on patterned surfaces, Journal of Neurosciences Methods, 117, 123-131, 2002.

- C. Prinz, P. Muller, M. Maaloum : Langmuir isotherms of quenched and annealed polyelectrolyte brushes, Langmuir, 16 (16), 6636-6640, 2000.

- C. Prinz, P. Muller, M. Maaloum : Annealed polyelectrolyte brushes under normal and lateral compressions, Macromolecules, 33 (13), 4896-4902, 2000.

Contact information

Photo Prinz Christelle

Christelle N. Prinz


Mailing address:

Division of Solid State Physics


Lund University

Box 118

221 00 Lund



Visiting address: 

Office B103

Department of Physics

Professorsgatan 1, Lund


Phone: +46 46 222 47 96

Email: christelle.prinz[at]