Biomimetic chemical systems

From the functional molecule to the living cell - Biomimetic chemical systems under mechanical stress

This project builds a bridge between polymer chemistry and biochemistry and utilizes mechanical stress as stimulus to unravel and enhance (bio)chemical processes on a molecular level. For this purpose, tailor-made mechanophores are synthesized that exhibit orthogonal optical properties (absorption and fluorescence) allowing the locally resolved detection of mechanical stress. Another focal point is the initiation of (bio)chemical reactions through mechanical stress. Mechanochemically widely unexplored but biologically relevant motifs, such as free amines or redox active groups, are particularly relevant in biomimetic architectures, e.g. artificial nanoreactors.

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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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PhD student

Louisa Niggemann, M.Sc.

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+49 241 80-23366
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A1.23b
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PhD student

Dustin Rasch, M.Sc.

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+49 241 80-23385
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A 3.20
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PhD student

Christoph Baumann, M.Sc.

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+49 241 80-23366
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A1.23b
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PhD student

Davide Campagna, M.Sc.

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+49 241 80-23385
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A 3.20
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