Kerstin Ramser

Title: Senior Lecturer
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Department: Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Division: Fluid and Experimental Mechanics
Research Area: Experimental Mechanics
Phone: +46 (0)920 491648
Room: E107 - show on map »
City: Luleå

About me

After having lived most of my life in Switzerland I moved to Göteborg in 1996 to study physics at Göteborgs University. 2001 I was accepted as a PhD student at Chalmers University of Technology. I got my degree in 2006 and shortly thereafter I  moved to Luleå.

At Luleå university of technology I work as an associate professor at the department of computer science and electrical engineering under the subject biomedical engineering.

My research involves the development of new tools to study single neurons under hypoxic conditions and the development of a new sensor for prostata cancer detection. My special interest lies in optical spectroscopy and microfluidics.

Apart from research I am interested in travelling, good food, horse back riding and nature.


1980-1981 Tahoe Truckee High School, Ca, USA

1991-1992 Diplom der Handelsschule, Luzern Switzerland

1993-1996 Maturitätskurs fuer Erwachsene, MKE, Luzern, Switzerland

1996-2000 Study of Physics at Göteborgs University

1998-2000 Sudies of Biological Physics at Göteborgs University

2000 Diploma Work at Condensed Matter Physics, Göteborg with the title "Bio-imaging of Oxygen Uptake in Red Blood Cells"

2001-2002 beginning of my PhD studies in the Condensed Matter Physics Group at Chalmers University of Technology/Göteborg University

2001 VIII International Summer School “Nicolás Cabrera”, Madrid, Spain

2002 Accepted as PhD student at Atomic Physics within the project “Bioimaging”, Chalmers Bioscience Initiative

2003 Diploma of Licentiate of Philosophy

2004-2007Pedagogical courses at the University of Göteborg to get a teachers diploma

2006 Degree of doctor of philosophy

2009 Teachers degree high school level in mathematics and physics

Popular science presentations about my work:

”Forskare flyttar celler med optisk Pincett”, Magnus Atterfors, Swegenes bilaga i Forskning och Näringsliv som distribuerades med Svenska Dagbladet 2005.05.24

“Microfluidic device bolsters Raman spectroscopy of optically trapped cells”, Gary Boas, Biophotonics International, June 2005, pp 46-47

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Invited talks:

"Resonance Raman spectroscopy of single functional erythrocytes: Importance of photo and substrate induced effects"
Second International Conference on Biomedical Spectroscopy London, 5-8 July 2003

"A resonance Raman study of the oxygenation cycle of hemoglobin within optically trapped single red blood cells in a microfluidic system"
ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM New Frontiers in Heme and Heme-Protein Research
Promotiezaal Universiteit Antwerpen, Campus Drie Eiken, April 2004

"Optical spectroscopy and manipulation of single functional heme-containing cells in microfluidic systems"
Seminar series ”FYFA forum” at the Integrative Physiology Group, Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, May 2006


  1. Biomedical engineering research improves the health care industry

    Lindahl, O. , Andersson, B. M., Lundström, R. &Ramser, K.2013XIII Mediterranean conference on medical and biological engineering and computing : MEDICON 2013, 25-28 September 2013, Seville, Spain. Roa Romero , L. M. (ed.). Wien:Springer ,Vol. VIII ,p. 1124-11263 p. (International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering Proceedings (IFMBE Proceedings), Vol. 41).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  2. A combined tactile and Raman probe for tissue characterization: design considerations

    Nyberg, M. ,Candefjord, S. , Jalkanen, V.,Ramser, K.&Lindahl, O.May 2012 In :Measurement Science and Technology .23 ,6 ,8 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Combining scanning haptic microscopy and fibre optic Raman spectroscopy for tissue characterisation

    Candefjord, S. , Murayama, Y.,Nyberg, M. ,Hallberg, J. ,Ramser, K. , Ljungberg, B., Bergh, A. &Lindahl, O.2012 In :Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology .36 ,6 ,p. 319-3279 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 28 October 2010

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