Kerstin Ramser

Title: Professor
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Research Area: Experimental Mechanics
Division: Fluid and Experimental Mechanics
Department: Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 491648
Room: E107 - Luleå »
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 a professor in experimental mechanics.

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



2000 Degree of Masters of Science in Physics, Göteborg Universtity "Bio-imaging of Oxygen Uptake in Red Blood Cells"

2003 Diploma of Licentiate of Philosophy, Göteborgs University, "Optical Manipulation and Spectroscopy of Single Cells and Nanoparticles in Solution"

2006 Degree of doctor of philosophy, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborgs University, "Optical Manipulation and Spectroscopy of Single Functional Globin-containing cells in Microfluidic Systems"

2009 Teachers degree high school level in mathematics and physics

2010 Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology

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

"Fiber Optical Raman Spectroscopy Combined with Tactile Resonance Sensor Technique for Prostate Cancer Detection during Surgery – First Results from a Clinical Study" Optics and Photonics in Sweden (OPS) conference 2014, Göteborg


  1. Raman spectroscopy as a tool for detecting mitochondrial fitness

    Erjavec, N., Pinato, G. &Ramser, K.2016In : Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Dual-modality probe intended for prostate cancer detection combining Raman spectroscopy and tactile resonance technology—discrimination of normal human prostate tissues ex vivo

    Nyberg, M., Jalkanen, V., Ramser, K., Ljungberg, B., Bergh, A. &Lindahl, O.2015In : Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology.39, 3, p. 198-20710 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Silicate species of water glass and insights for alkali-activated green cement

    Jansson, H., Bernin, D. &Ramser, K.2015In : A I P Advances.5, 6, 9 p., 067167

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Erratum: Prostate cancer detection using a combination of Raman spectroscopy and stiffness sensing

    Lindahl, O., Nyberg, M., Jalkanen, V. &Ramser, K.20141st Global Conference on Biomedical Engineering & 9th Asian-Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering: October 9-12, 2014, Tainan, Taiwan. Su, F-C., Wang, S-H. & Yeh, M-L. (eds.). New York: Springer, p. e11 p. (International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering Proceedings; No. 47).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 23 March 2015


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