TUM Department Electrical and Computer Engineering:
CoC Bio-X

Center of Competence BIO-X Electronics for Life-Sciences


This CoC aims at achieving innovation and better cost-efficiency of electronic and micro-mechatronic components for medical care and aging society.

Improvement, innovation and development of therapeutic methods, decrease of costs for appliances of Ambient Assisted Living such as sensors for telemonitoring, hearing aids, and other supporting systems for advanced age.

This research and development aims at certification and accreditation of devices for clinical use and use as biomedical test systems, as well as at generating new products.

  • Multiparametric electronic sensor systems, cell-based bio-sensors, Lab-on-Chip systems
  • Electronic and micromechatronic components, packaging technology, microfluidics
  • Technological development of novel sensors and actorsan example are Cellristors, which are cell-based sensors for environmental and food analysis
  • Electronic circuits (analog, mixed signal, power management) for sensor read-out and signal processing
  • Auditory and neuronal information processing (modelling and experimental investigations), perceptual quality
  • Acoustics, audio technology, hearing aids, devices implantable into the inner ear
  • Development of bioelectronic systems to attain mature commercial products including certification and admission

Coordinator: Bernhard Seeber, Audio Signal Processing
Jörg Conradt, Neuroscientific System Theory
Helmut Gräb, Analog Design Automation
Werner Hemmert, Bio-Inspired Information Processing
Alexander Koch, Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology
Franz Kreupl, Hybrid Electronic Systems
Paolo Lugli, Nanoelectronics
Vasilis Ntziachristos, Biological Imaging
Angela Otto, Electrical and Optical Bioanalytics
Guiseppe Scarpa, Nanoelectronics
Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel, Technical Electronics
Marc Tornow, Molecular Electronics
Bernhard Wolf, Medical Electronics


  • Acoustics, sound analysis and synthesis, audio signal processing, information processing in the auditory system
  • Hearing aids, devices implantable into the inner ear
  • Neuronal information processing
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Bioelectronic sensors, biohybrid micro-sensor supported Lab-on-Chip systems, intelligent microphysiological medical implants
  • Telemedicine and ambient medicine
  • Development of novel coding strategies for devices implantable into the inner ear (Hemmert, Seeber)
  • Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich:A2: Dissecting the role of ionic currents in object localization using an advanced dynamic-clamp system. Benda (Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen), Hemmert, Polder (npi, Tamm)
    B-T2: Learning the reflection characteristics of rooms. Seeber, Kleinsteuber
    C1: Direct approach to study temporal processing in the auditory system: electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve in cochlear implant patients. Hemmert, Wiegrebe (LMU), Seeber
    C2: Novel coding strategies for cochlear implants: from fine time structures to sparse neural representations. Nopp (MED-EL), Wiegrebe (LMU), Hemmert, Seeber
    C5: Auditory scene analysis in normal hearing listeners and users of cochlear implants. Seeber, Hemmert
  • DFG Priority Programme 1608: Ultra-precise temporal coding and feature extraction by “high-sync” neurons in the auditory brainstem. Hemmert