Matthias Mork, M.Sc.
Matthias Mork's research deals with the synthesis of functional and magnetic field responsive microgels, capable of on-demand gene regulation. The microgels are precisely fabricated using multiple droplet-microfluidics techniques, to allow the generation of full and hollow microgel geometries in various sizes, loaded with magnetic nanoparticles and aptamer-signal molecule complexes. External magnetic fields are applied to locally generate heat inside the microgels, releasing the signaling molecules from the aptamer complexes, while shielding neighboring cells from the heat.
Matthias Mork is part of the RG De Laporte.