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Recent Advances in Molecular Communications

Seminar “Special Topics in Communication”
Winter Term 2015/16

Traditional wireless communication systems embed their messages into electro-magnetic waves. This approach is well suited for typical macroscale applications such as mobile communications and sensor networks with device sizes on the order of centimeter to meter. However, recent advances in biology, nanotechnology, and medicine have created the need for communication between devices with sizes on the order of tens of nanometer to tens of micrometer. In nature, communication between nano-/microscale entities such as bacteria, cells, and organelles (i.e., components of cells) is very common and the message carriers are often signalling molecules. This has motivated researchers in recent years to explore the use of molecular communication (MC) as the basis for man-made nano-/microscale communication systems. Potential application areas of such nanonetworks are plentiful and include medicine, environmental monitoring, and bottom-up design in manufacturing. Participants in this seminar will acquire knowledge about the state of art, advances, and challenges in MC system design. Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to MC systems
  • Architectures for MC systems
  • Modulation techniques for MC
  • Fundamental performance bounds of MC
  • MC channel modeling
  • Parameter estimation in MC systems
  • Detection techniques for MC
  • MC noise modeling
  • Inter-symbol interference mitigation in MC
  • Multi-hop relaying in MC
  • Effect of flow on MC
  • Experimental results

Students participating in the seminar are expected to have basic knowledge in Communication Systems, as acquired e.g. in the lectures Digital Communications and Fundamentals of Mobile Communications. The participants are not expected to have any prior knowledge in Biology.

For registration you can contact Arman Ahmadzadeh, Cauerstr. 7, Room E1.16, arman.ahmadzadeh(at),


Register directly via StudOn Portal of the University.


Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Maximum number of participants: 12

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Room E1.10. It is mandatory for all participants to attend the briefing.

Click here to download the announcement in PDF.



# Date Topic Supervisor Student
1 18.12.2015 at 14:00 Introduction to MC systems Boshkovska Doaa Ahmed
2 18.12.2015 at 14:45 Communications in natural biological systems Xiang Esmat Hassan
3 18.12.2015 at 15:35 MC channel modeling Amiri Meysam Goodarzi
4 18.12.2015 at 16:20 MC Transmitter and reciever modeling Ahmadzadeh Mengyu Zhao
5 15.01.2016 at 14:00 MC noise modeling Sedaghat Modar Halimeh
6 15.01.2016 at 14:45 Inter-symbol interference mitigation in MC Arjmandi Qi Lou
7 15.01.2016 at 15:35 Parameter estimation in MC systems Jamali Viktoria Schram
8 15.01.2016 at 16:20 Fundamental performance bounds of MC Bereyhi -
9 29.01.2016 at 14:00 Modulation techniques for MC Zarei Afsaneh Gharouni
10 29.01.2016 at 14:45 Detection techniques for MC Sun Dongfang Xu
11 29.01.2016 at 15:35 Multi-hop relaying in MC Moldavan Clemens Korn
12 29.01.2016 at 16:20 Experimental results Ackermann -