Patrick Ahlers (PhD student)


Lab: 2224.02.131

Office: 2224.02.135

Phone: 39-23873




Research Topic:

Functional Supramolecular Polymers


Curriculum Vitae:

Since 10/2015 Ph.D. student in the group of Prof. Pol Besenius, JGU Mainz
05/2015 - 09/2015 Master thesis in the group of Prof. Pol Besenius,
WWU Münster and JGU Mainz
09/2014 - 12/2014 Research project in the group of Dr. Brendan Wilkinson,
Monash University, Australia
2013 - 2015 Master of Science in Chemistry, WWU Münster
2013 Bachelor thesis in the group of Prof. Pol Besenius, WWU Münster
2009 - 2013 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, WWU Münster
2009 Abitur, Fichte-Gymnasium Hagen



[4] Dynamic Light Scattering Investigation of the Kinetics and Fidelity of Supramolecular Copolymerizations in Water.
P. Ahlers, K. Fischer, D. Spitzer, P. Besenius*,
Macromolecules 2017, accepted for publication.

[3] Tuning the pH-Switch of Supramolecular Polymer Carriers for siRNA to Physiologically Relevant pH.
P. Ahlers, H. Frisch, R. Holm, D. Spitzer, M. Barz, P. Besenius*,                                                 Macromol. Biosci. 2017in press. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201700111.
Invited contribution to the 'Polymer-based Nanomedicines: From Materials to Therapies' special issue.


[2] Tuneable pH-regulated supramolecular copolymerisation by mixing mismatched dendritic peptide comonomers.
 P. Ahlers§, H. Frisch§, P. Besenius*,     (§ these authors contributed equally)
Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 7245-7250. DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01241D.

Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 7353

[1] The Synthesis of Dendritic EDOT-Peptide Conjugates and Their Multistimuli-Responsive Self-Assembly Into Supramolecular Nanorods and -Fibres in Water.
 P. Ahlers, H. Frisch, D. Spitzer, Z. Vobecka, F. Vilela, P. Besenius*, Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 2052–2057. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402271.

Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 2052