Microgel-cell interactions

CRC 985 C8

In this project, we will investigate the interactions of soft microgels in the size range of 40–500 nm radius with cells. We aim to gain a conceptual understanding of how microgel properties affect their adsorption to cell surfaces as well as their translocation into cells and, ultimately, their fate inside the cell. We will initially use human embryonic kidney (HEK293) and immortal human cervical cancer cells (HeLa) as both are representative and well-described human cellular model systems. Depending on the progress of parallel SFB projects, we are prepared to include additional relevant cell types in our experimental portfolio.

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PhD student

Siyang He, M.Sc.

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+49 241 80-23385
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A3.20
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Independent Group Leader

Dr. Robert Göstl

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+49 241 80-23308
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B 2.73
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